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Custodial Death & Torture a Human Rights abuse: Indian and International perspective, Latest Laws

Latest Laws 24 July 2020 By By : Vidisha Singh Abstract “Custodial torture is universally held as one of the cruelest forms of human rights abuse. The Constitution of India, the Supreme Court, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the United Nations forbid it. But the police across the country defy these institutions. Therefore, there […]

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Custodial Death in India- When our saviour becomes a slayer!, Lexforti

Lexforti  22 July 2020 By Vipul Pathak Custodial Death in India  ABSTRACT The Constitution of India guarantees various rights to a ‘prisoner’ or ‘person in custody’, under Article 20, 21 and 22 of the Constitution. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India has interpreted certain rights such as ‘Right against Inhuman Treatment by the police’, ‘Right against handcuffing’, […]

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India’s George Floyd cases shed light on police brutality in the country, TRT World

TRT World  20 July 2020 How torture in police custody recently caused two deaths and triggered a strong movement against the heavyhandedness of Indian police. A young woman stares directly into the camera. Bespectacled and steadfast in her conviction, she wears a face of resignation and disappointment.  “Hi, I’m Suchitra, I’m South Indian and I […]

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India’s George Floyd Moment: Custodial Torture and Policing in a Democracy, Jadaliyya

Jadaliyya  16 July 2020 By Jinee Lokaneeta George Floyd’s death, the outrage and protest against it, and renewed movement for police and prison abolition has resonated in different corners of the world, including the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. In Sathankulam, protests erupted after a father-son duo Jayaraj and Bennix were allegedly brutally tortured to death by […]

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Fix accountability, The Pioneer

The Pioneer  14 July 2020 The only way to prevent and eliminate custodial deaths is to make the senior police officers directly accountable whenever such incidents occur in police stations under their jurisdiction On June 26, three days after the father-son duo, P Jayaraj and Bennix, died after being brutally tortured in police custody in […]