Andhra Pradesh has been infamous for extrajudicial executions in the context of countering the Naxalites. Torture has been an integral part. The National Human Rights Commission registered cases against 80 deaths in police custody during 2009-2010 to 2018-19, six cases of custodial rapes reported between 2014 and 2016 and 765 deaths in judicial custody. Apart from torture in Andhra Pradesh, this newsletter reports about torture in India during July 2019, actions of the judiciary and the NHRIs against torture during July 2019 and International Action against Torture during July 2019.
The NCAT in its submission, “The indispensability of adding offences of torture in Indian Penal Code’ censured the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws for the exclusion of torture from its questionnaires for the 1st & 2nd Consultations on Substantive Criminal Law despite Union Home Minister Amit Shah declaring on 29.08.2019 declaring that ‘the era of third […]
New Delhi, 26 August 2020: The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) in its submission to the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws of the Ministry of Home Affairs today urged the Committee to insert new provisions in the Indian Penal Code i.e. Section 52B, 153C and Sections 509A to define, criminalise and penalise racial offences […]
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 […]