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Rights group condemns high number of custodial deaths in India

Blitz 04 July 2019 Vijaya Laxmi Tripura An organization named ‘Campaign Against Torture in India’ has called upon to ratify the United NGO Campaign Against Torture (UNCAT). The  “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018”  on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths […]

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India ‘refuses’ to ratify UN convention on torture despite 19% rise in custodial deaths

Counterview Thursday, July 04, 2019 Counterview Desk A European Commission (EU)-funded report, “Campaign against Torture in India: Prevention, Accountability and Rehabilitation”, has regretted that, despite a sharp rise in deaths caused by torture, the Government of India has failed to frame a law on custodial torture and inhuman treatment, even though India is a signatory […]

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1,966 custodial deaths in India during 2018, India urged to ratify UNCAT

Counter Currents 26 June 2019 New Delhi: The  “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018”  on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths were reported to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody. […]

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An unacceptable record, Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald DH News Service, JUL 04, 2018 A report, Torture Update India, by the Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR), which says that at least five people die in custody every day in India, is another reminder of the human rights challenges that continue to exist and get increasingly serious in the country. The report found that […]