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User: avyakto Topic: Torture
Category: Torture
Last updated: Jul 12 2018 15:59 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Interview: Christophe Jaffrelot on understanding the Emergency and its relevance to Modi’s India 7.11.2020 Scroll.in
The co-author of ‘India’s First Dictatorship; The Emergency, 1975–1977’ says we haven’t paid enough attention to how the Emergency changed India.
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West Bengal governor alleges politicisation of police, gives ‘last warning’ on law and order 19.10.2020 Scroll.in
Jagdeep Dhankhar made the claims in reference to the alleged custodial death of a man, who the BJP claimed was a party worker.
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Why did Bihar police take 21 years to arrest a man in dowry death case, asks SC 17.10.2020 India News | Latest News Headlines & Live Updates from India - Times of India
Shocked by two glaring instances of lethargy on the part of the law — a 21-year delay on part of Bihar police to arrest a dowry death accused and a 733-day delay in uploading of a Patna HC judgment on its website — made the Supreme Court seek explanation from the state director general of police and the HC registrar general.
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Special report: A silent crackdown sweeps through Delhi in the guise of probing riots conspiracy 8.10.2020 Scroll.in
The police have interrogated over 70 anti-Citizenship Act protestors. Some allege they were abused, threatened, coerced into giving false statements.
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Hathras gangrape: Woman did not die, she was killed by a ruthless government, says Sonia Gandhi 1.10.2020 Scroll.in
Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s silence over the incident.
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Bad cop, worse cop: Tamil cinema needs to acknowledge its endorsement of police brutality 4.7.2020 Scroll.in
Violent acts carried out by the khaki-wearing hero are vendetta dressed as justice: this must change.
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UN experts call for immediate release of anti-CAA protestors, say Centre’s response discriminatory 26.6.2020 Scroll.in
Cases against persons such as Safoora Zargar, Sharjeel Imam, and Akhil Gogoi, among others, include serious allegations of human rights violations, it said.
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As elephant Saumya’s brutal death is communalised, what does it say about India’s animal policies? 6.6.2020 Scroll.in
While captive elephants are worshipped, they are subjected to a life of forced hard labour and torture.
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Anti-CAA protests: ‘State unleashing war on young Muslims,’ say academics, writers on recent arrests 18.4.2020 Scroll.in
The statement noted the arrests of JNU student Sharjeel Imam, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan, and some students of Jamia Millia Islamia University.
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UP police detained 41 children during CAA protests, some were tortured, says citizens’ report 13.2.2020 Scroll.in
The police violated India’s laws and international conventions, according to civil society fact-finding investigations in Bijnor, Muzaffarnagar and Firozabad.
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We knew Adityanath was hostile to Muslims. But did we expect his regime to be so savage? 30.12.2019 Scroll.in
Eight questions that clear the fog around this fortnight’s horrific events in Uttar Pradesh.
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100 Indians died in police custody in 2017, yet nobody has been convicted 19.11.2019 Scroll.in
Custodial deaths increased by 9% in one year from 2016, as per NCRB data.
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Bihar: Lalu Prasad Yadav’s daughter-in-law alleges torture, blames Misa Bharti for rift with husband 30.9.2019 Scroll.in
Rai alleged that she was not provided food for the last three months and was not allowed to enter the kitchen.
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In Balochistan, more people have disappeared than anywhere else in Pakistan, says this book 23.9.2019 Scroll.in
An excerpt from Tilak Devasher’s book on one of the most contentious areas in south Asia, ‘Pakistan: The Balochistan Conundrum’.
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From colonial era to today’s India, a visual history of national security laws used to crush dissent 24.8.2019 Scroll.in
The unchecked power given to security forces has its roots in regulations introduced by the British colonial regime.
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HM Ershad (1930-2019): The army officer who seized power in Bangladesh personified its politics 17.7.2019 Scroll.in
The issues that were valid during his time as dictator and political leader continue to haunt the people of Bangladesh.
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Rajasthan: Family members of Dalit woman allege policemen gangraped her in custody 14.7.2019 Scroll.in
Police officials said the woman’s brother-in-law was arrested on July 6 in a theft case and died in custody the same night.
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Stan Swamy: As Advasis and lawyers are arrested on Maoist charges, torture works in insidious ways 18.6.2019 Scroll.in
Human rights activist Stan Swamy’s home in Ranchi was raided by the police on June 12 in connection with caste-related violence near Pune in 2018.
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As Modi attacks Congress’s AFSPA and sedition law pledges, party leaders blame Rahul Gandhi’s aides 5.4.2019 Scroll.in
Some Congress leaders say the promises have backfired, enabling the BJP to shift the campaign focus back to nationalism and away from farm distress and jobs.
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Full text: Activist Stan Swamy, a suspect in Bhima Koregaon case, ‘appeals to nation’s conscience’ 25.1.2019 Scroll.in
He criticised the government for targeting intellectuals working for the fundamental rights of the poor and labelling them ‘urban naxals’.
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