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.
While welcoming the meeting of Chief Ministers of the Northern Indian States today i.e. 20th August 2018 to address the drug menace in the Northern region, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that torture and custodial deaths are not the solution to the drug menace. The meeting of the Chief Ministers is being hosted […]
“At a conference of Chief Justices and Chief Ministers some time back, I had pointed out that the Indian legal and judicial system, in some sense, reflects a great contradiction. Our democracy and our legal and judicial system have strengths that are admired the world over. We have a free press, a truly independent judiciary […]
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) expressed grave concern about credible accounts of Taliban subjecting detainees to ill-treatment and actions that may amount to torture, as well as serious allegations that some detainees were killed. UNAMA’s preliminary findings derive from face-to-face interviews with 13 detainees freed from a Taliban-run detention facility in Uruzgan on […]