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 judiciary regularly adjudicates cases of illegal, unjustified and unwarranted arrests, extracting confession from innocent persons for offences which they have never committed, by way of custodial violence. The emblematic cases are given below. I. Bombay HC directs Maharashtra Government to submit status report on installing CCTV cameras in police stations On 18 February 2019, […]
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 […]
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 […]