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A Police Force in India Can Now Search and Arrest People Without a Warrant, Vice

Vice  15 September 2020 By Pallavi Pundir In the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where extrajudicial killings and police brutality are common, the Special Security Force is being seen as dangerous. Pallavi Pundir The northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) announced the formation of a “specialised, well-trained force” with the power to search […]

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Panel for criminal laws reform flayed for exclusion of torture from agenda, The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express  18 August 2020 NCAT coordinator Suhas Chakma said torture adversely affects the entire criminal justice system and the no reform of criminal justice could be meaningful without addressing torture.  GUWAHATI: The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT), in its submission — The indispensability of adding offences of torture in Indian Penal Code […]

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Activists Question MHA as Torture Left Out of Criminal Law Reforms Panel’s Agenda, The Wire

The Wire 18 August 2020 The National Campaign Against Torture has pointed out that several IPC sections dealing with torture need changes. New Delhi: Though Union home minister Amit Shah stated last year that “The era of third degree is gone. Use forensics as evidence to nail criminals”, his ministry’s Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws […]