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, this monthly report also focuses on mental torture as a result of Assam’s NRC, Torture in India during August 2019 and international action against torture during July 2019.
New Delhi: In its report, “Kerala: God’s Own Country or the Land of ‘Urutti Kola’?, released today, Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) stated that ‘Urutti Kola’ i.e. murder by ‘rolling’ a heavy wooden log or iron pipe over the body, specially over the thighs of the victims is Kerala’s contribution to the lexicon of custodial violence in the […]
Across India, cases of torture in police and judicial custody continue to be reported on regular basis including of women. Emblematic cases of torture in police custody On 22 November 2018, a 45-year-old man identified as Arvind Yadav died under suspicious circumstances in the custody of Makkhanpur Police Station in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh. […]
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 […]