The report examines the state of torture in Assam, torture in India during February 2019 and international action against torture during February 2019 and South Africa’s anti-torture law which shows India’s failure to criminalise torture.
The 6th session (23 July- 10 August 2018) of the UN Committee against Torture opened in Geneva on 23 July 2018. At the time of writing this report, the CAT has concluded consideration of the periodic reports of Mauritania, Russia, Chile, and Seychelles. A. Committee against Torture examines the report of Mauritania On 25 July […]
Telangana is once again in the news on unabated extrajudicial executions in the State. On 6 December 2019, the four accused in the horrific gang-rape and murder of a veterinary doctor at Chatanpally in Hyderabad were shot dead by the police in an alleged encounter. The accused were in judicial custody and were taken to […]
1. Diyun police station: The torture chamber of Arunachal Pradesh? There are 104 notified Police Stations in Arunachal Pradesh and as per the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), 15 deaths in police custody took place during 2009-2010 to 2018-19 (as on 20.11.2018) in Arunachal Pradesh. Out of these 15 deaths, two custodial deaths i.e. […]