NEW DELHI, 18 March 2020: India: Annual Report on Torture 2020 released today by the National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) reported that despite the virtual shutdown of the country including complete lockdown from 24 March to 31 July 2020, India witnessed an increase in custodial deaths during the year and over one suicide every week […]
New Delhi, 26 August 2020: The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) in its submission to the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws of the Ministry of Home Affairs today urged the Committee to insert new provisions in the Indian Penal Code i.e. Section 52B, 153C and Sections 509A to define, criminalise and penalise racial offences […]
New Delhi, 26 June: The National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) in its “India: Annual Report on Torture 2019” released today on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture stated that a total of 1,731 persons died in custody during 2019 i.e. death of about five persons daily. These included 1,606 […]
India’s Covid-19 Lockdown: Unprovoked Police Beating, Unwarranted Deaths & Uninterrupted Repression report provides detailed description and analysis of arrest, torture and deaths at the hands of police; deaths of the migrant workers while returning home; repression on doctors, journalists and activists during Covid-19 in India; and examines the role of the judiciary during the pandemic.
Table of Contents The lockdown count during the 1st week: Brutal assault of over 173 persons & at least 27 lockdown related deaths Emblematic cases of torture and inhumane and degrading treatment during the 1st week of the lockdown Details of 27 lockdown related deaths during the 1st week 1. The lockdown count during the […]
While India consistently refuses to ratify the UNCAT despite signing the same in 1997, tiny Maldives had ratified the Convention and on 28 November 2018, the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) considered the initial report of Maldives on its implementation of the UNCAT. Introducing the report, Maldivian representatives stressed that the newly formed Government had […]
Even Communist Vietnam ratified the UNCAT which India consistently refuses to do despite signing the same in 1997. On 15 November 2018, the UN Committee against Torture concluded its consideration of the initial report of Viet Nam on the efforts made by the State party to implement the provisions of the Convention against Torture. Introducing […]