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
Due to the lack of financial resources, Torture in India 2011 covering the incidents of 2010 cannot be printed and is only available online. Torture in India series which started in 2008 were previously published under the National Campaign for the Prevention of Torture – a programme funded by the European Commission. The project from […]
Torture in police custody is rampant in India. It is a pervasive problem that predates this report. The State and the police remain in worrying denial. The annual reports, Crime in India, of the National Crime Records Bureau of the Ministry of Home Affairs that report very few deaths in police custody reflect this disturbing […]