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.
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 […]
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
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, […]