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.
As this report, “Torture: India’s Self Made Hurdle to Extradition“, is released today on 10th December 2018, the Government of India is awaiting the judgment of the Chief Magistrate Court, London, United Kingdom (UK) on its request for extradition of poster boy of India’s economic fugitives, Vijay Mallya. During the hearing, Mallya, inter alia, had […]
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. Case 1: Delhi court sentenced five Uttar Pradesh police personnel to 10 years imprisonment for custodial death On 20 March 2019, […]
The 6th session (23 July- 10 August 2018) of the UN Committee against Torture opened in Geneva on 23 July 2018. At the time of writing this report, the CAT has concluded consideration of the periodic reports of Mauritania, Russia, Chile, and Seychelles. A. Committee against Torture examines the report of Mauritania On 25 July […]