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 National Human Rights Commission had registered 35 deaths in police custody during 2009-2010 to 2018-19. In addition, deaths in judicial custody due to torture, lack of proper medical treatment etc continued to be reported at various jails across the State. As per NHRC data, a total of 175 prisoners died in jails of Karnataka during 2008-2018.
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. Download the Full Report Share the story
This report examines the acceptance of India’s “diplomatic assurances” with respect to extradition; custodial torture in Haryana, torture in India during November 2018, international action against torture in November 2018 and examines Maldives’ anti-torture law which shows India’s failure to criminalise torture. Download the Full Report Share the story
New Delhi: In its report, “Kerala: God’s Own Country or the Land of ‘Urutti Kola’?, released today, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that ‘Urutti Kola’ i.e. murder by ‘rolling’ a heavy wooden log or iron pipe over the body, specially over the thighs of the victims is Kerala’s contribution to the lexicon of custodial violence in the […]