User: avyakto Topic: Torture
Category: Torture
Last updated: Jun 06 2018 16:27 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Gunning down a protest 5.6.2018 FrontLine: Cover Story
The police open fire, in a “stage-managed” riot situation, on people protesting against the Sterlite copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu. The death of 13 people and the grievous injuries suffered by many have only strengthened the residents’ resolve to fight against industries that threaten lives and livelihoods. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN
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“The World Belongs to those who are Bringing Tea and Ironing Shirts Too” 29.5.2018 Hindu: Home
Author KR Meera’s latest translated novel calls into question the objectivity of sight, ponders the validity of vision; when you question your own senses, you cannot but question the way they build the archetypes they build.
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Govt reshuffles law enforcement 8.5.2018 Hindu: Health
Changes in middle-ranking officers; Rahul R. Nair replaces A.V. George as DPC, Ernakulam Rural
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Did India apprehend and return Dubai princess fleeing torture? 29.4.2018 Rediff: News
The operation, which the sources said was coordinated by NSA Ajit Doval, led to the rendition of the 33-year-old princess, who has said she was seeking to escape torture inflicted by her father, UAE PM and Dubai ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
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The Army above the law 28.3.2018 FrontLine: Home
It is not only wrong but dangerously subversive of the rule of law and democracy itself to put a soldier on a pedestal above the “ordinary” citizen. By A.G. NOORANI
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Pink force fights atrocities against women 10.3.2018 Hindu: Health
It works closely with the police and other law enforcement agencies
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Girl torture case: ‘rejection of early marriage led to attack’ 10.3.2018 Hindu: News
CWC sends victim to children’s home in Vijayawada
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A daughter's story: Saving my old mother from my brother 8.3.2018 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
In a world where parents think sons will care for them, a daughter changed her mother's life.
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Caste discrimination a reality in Himachal schools 4.3.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Caste discrimination continues to leave a bad taste among students savouring their midday meals in almost every rural government school of Himachal Pradesh, a state where the literacy rate is at a high of 82.8 per cent.
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We need to look at divorce differently 31.12.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'The key factor, to my mind, is happiness.' 'If either party, for whatever reason, is not in it, they should have the choice to walk away as painlessly as possible,' points out Vasu Primlani.
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Exclusive! Col Purohit's wife on his 9-year trial 28.12.2017 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
'My husband will never forget the torture nor forgive those responsible for it.'
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Private Member's Bill proposes jail term for torture 24.12.2017 Deccan Herald - TOP STORIES RSS FEEDS
A public servant who inflicts torture on anybody for a confession or even for information that may lead to the detection of an offence should be jailed for at least three years, a Member of Parliament has proposed. In a private member's bill, V Vijaysai Reddy of the YSR Congress said the punishment could be extended to ten years. A public servant who intentionally does any act to cause grievous harm to somebody, even if in police custody, should be punished, Reddy proposed in "The Prevention of Torture Bill, 2017". The (act of) a public servant, who tortures any person for the purpose of extor
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Ex-SC judges believe use of torture is prevalent in criminal justice system 10.12.2017 DNA: Urban Tales
Several former Supreme Court judges believed that the practice of torturing an accused was rampant in the criminal justice system, according to a report released by the Centre on Death Penalty of the National Law University, with one judge even pointing out that hardened criminals would not yield to "mere casual questioning". In the report -- "Matters of Judgment" -- a study on the criminal justice system and death penalty in India, one of the judges said he was in dismay when during an event at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal, he found out that the majority of the participating judges were of the view that the truth behind a crime would not come out unless the police had the power to torture. "Five of 12 former judges, justifying torture, said the police resorted to it because the investigating agencies worked under strenuous conditions, without adequate time and independence to investigate cases," the report said. The study also records the acknowledgement and concern of the former apex court ...
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Can't direct govt to bring a law to prevent torture in custody: SC 27.11.2017 Latest News
"The executive is looking at the issue with all seriousness," Venugopal told the bench
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Stifling dissent 21.11.2017 FrontLine: The Nation
The arrest of a cartoonist and the detention and torture of an anti-nuclear activist without a warrant are only the latest instances of the Tamil Nadu government’s low level of tolerance of dissent in any form. By ILANGOVAN RAJASEKARAN
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Woman tied with chains in house 9.11.2017 Hindu: Hyderabad
Local people’s representative, police come to her rescue
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Reformation and prospects of prisoners take precedence 4.11.2017 Hindu: Kerala
Prison — the word brings to mind many negative images such as bondage, darkness, deprivation, dungeons, shackles, torture, and violence. While law makes it mandatory to keep convicted criminals away ...
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Yuvraj in domestic violence case? Lawyer says no charges against cricketer 19.10.2017 News
Yuvraj's younger brother Zorawar had married Gurgaon girl Akanksha Sharma in 2014
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Yuvraj named in domestic violence complaint, lawyer denies any case registered 18.10.2017 Cinema-Showbiz
Veteran cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been named in a complaint of domestic violence filed by his sister-in-law Akanksha Sharma but his family lawyer said that no case has been registered against the player.
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HC questions Amity for ‘belated’ filing of petition 12.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Asks police why an FIR has not been lodged for one year
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