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Time to tame torturers, Tehelka

Tehelka 29 October 2020 By M Y Siddiqui When law enforcement agencies become perpetrators of violence, it becomes an ominous case of abuse of authority, writes MY Siddiqui Custodial deaths in India are a cold-blooded play of power and class, which cannot be viewed in isolation. When law enforcement agencies become perpetrators of violence, it […]

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60% custodial deaths within 24 hrs of arrest; most in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Business Standard

Business Standard 26 October 2020 By Raja Bagga | IndiaSpend Just three states–Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat–accounted for almost half of deaths in police custody over the past 10 years On June 19, 2020, traders P Jayaraj and his son J Bennicks were arrested and detained in Sathankulam police station in southern Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi […]

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Over 60% Of Deaths In Police Custody Are Within 24 Hours Of Arrest, IndiaSpend

IndiaSpend 26 October 2020 New Delhi: On June 19, 2020, traders P Jayaraj and his son J Bennicks were arrested and detained in Sathankulam police station in southern Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi district for allegedly violating COVID-19 lockdown rules. Three days later, Bennicks died in hospital, followed by Jayaraj’s death the next day. They had allegedly endured hours of beating […]

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Andhra Pradesh has 5th highest number of prisons with Covid cases, The Times of India

The Times of India Umamaheswara Rao | TNN | Updated: Sep 17, 2020 VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh stands fifth in the country for number of jails reporting Covid-19 cases. The state currently has 28 jails which have reported coronavirus cases and is preceded by Uttar Pradesh (35 jails); Madhya Pradesh (34); Maharashtra (32); and Odisha (31). The […]

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‘One-fourth jails in India report Covid-19 cases, many ‘highly’ congested’: Report, The Hindustan Times

The Hindustan Times  16 September 2020 The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) said 351 of 1,350 jails across 25 states and Union territories in the country have reported Covid-19 cases till August 31. A non-government organization (NGO) on Wednesday said that 26 percent of India’s 1,350 jails have reported Covid-19 infections since the outbreak of […]

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Maharashtra: Families of Prison Inmates with Co-morbidities and Age Issues Worried, Only Those Without Serious Offences Released, News Click

News Click 16 September 2020 By Varsha Torgalkar Activists have been demanding the release of prisoners on health grounds. So far, six inmates have died of COVID-19 in prisons across state and 1,772 prisoners have tested positive out of total 11,267 tests conducted as per the Prison Department data.  Pune: On July 12, poet and […]