This briefing paper examines the state of custodial torture in Madhya Pradesh, torture in India during February 2019 and international action against torture during February 2019.
On 25 June 2019, a day ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Karnataka State Human Rights Commission (KSHRC) ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to investigate the custodial death of undertrial prisoner Syed Fairoz, aged 21 years, at Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, Bengaluru on 24 January this year. The […]
While welcoming the meeting of Chief Ministers of the Northern Indian States today i.e. 20th August 2018 to address the drug menace in the Northern region, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that torture and custodial deaths are not the solution to the drug menace. The meeting of the Chief Ministers is being hosted […]
The judiciary regularly adjudicates cases of illegal, unjustified and unwarranted arrests, extracting confession from innocent persons for offences which they have never committed, by way of custodial violence. The emblematic cases are given below. I. Bombay HC directs Maharashtra Government to submit status report on installing CCTV cameras in police stations On 18 February 2019, […]