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 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 […]
Prime Minister Modi urged to ratify UN Torture Convention to facilitate extradition of financial and terror fugitives
New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi for immediate Cabinet approval of the Prevention of Torture Bill of 2017 drafted by the Law Commission of India and the ratification of the UN Convention Against Torture (UNCAT) before the next hearing on the extradition of Vijay Mallya on 12th […]
Torture is rampant in Jharkhand. The National Human Rights Commission registered 49 deaths in police custody during 2009-2010 to 2018-19 (as on 20.11.2018) and 552 deaths in judicial custody during 2009-10 and 2017-18 in the State which indicate the patterns of torture, custodial deaths and extra-judicial killings. Apart from the state of torture in Jharkhand, […]