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PRESS RELEASE: No judicial inquiry in 71% cases of deaths in police custody, NHRC urged to recall its order diluting mandatory judicial inquiries into custodial deaths

New Delhi: On the Foundation Day (12 October) of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) urged the NHRC to recall its order dated 5 April 2010 in Case No. 416631/24/26/0809/JCD and subsequent directions issued to the States and Union Territories including on 6th May 2013 that under Section 176(1A) […]

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The indispensability of adding offences of torture in Indian Penal Code

The NCAT in its submission, “The indispensability of adding offences of torture in Indian Penal Code’ censured the Committee for Reforms in Criminal Laws for the exclusion of torture from its questionnaires for the 1st & 2nd Consultations on Substantive Criminal Law despite Union Home Minister Amit Shah declaring on 29.08.2019 declaring that ‘the era of third […]

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About 37 lakhs or 89% of the NRC exclusion list suffering from mental torture, trauma and humiliation, NCAT survey   

New Delhi: Releasing its report, “Assam’s NRC: Four Million Tales of Mental Torture, Trauma & Humiliation”, containing the survey on the state of mental health of those excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the National Campaign Against Torture (NCAT) stated that about 37 lakhs or 89% of over 41 lakhs excluded from the […]