India

Press Release: 1,966 custodial deaths in India during 2018, India urged to ratify UNCAT

The  “Campaign Against Torture in India” while releasing  “India: Annual Report on Torture 2018” on the United Nations Day Against Torture stated that during 2018, a total of 1,966 custodial deaths were reported to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) including 147 deaths in police custody and 1,819 deaths in judicial custody. These figures do not […]

Jurisprudence

NHRC: Cooked up post mortem reports in the custodial death of Saukhi Lal Kushwah raises questions about criminal justice system

That autopsies are critical for the administration of justice is undisputed. In cases warranting death sentence, autopsy reports determine the issue of death or life. Yet, autopsy reports in India are often doctored by the medical professionals, raising serious questions about administration of justice. On 2 August 2013, the Asian Centre for Human Rights  (ACHR)submitted […]