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.
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. […]
Custodial torture and custodial deaths have been rampant in Bihar. Tacit sanction by the police top brass and impunity has worsened the situation. This report discusses custodial torture in Bihar, torture in India during September 2018, UN action against torture in September 2018, EU’s action to eradicate torture and lessons for India from the anti-torture law in the […]
This report examines the acceptance of India’s “diplomatic assurances” with respect to extradition; custodial torture in Haryana, torture in India during November 2018, international action against torture in November 2018 and examines Maldives’ anti-torture law which shows India’s failure to criminalise torture. Download the Full Report Share the story