User: avyakto Topic: Torture
Category: Torture
Last updated: Dec 31 2017 13:02 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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15-yr-old forced into marriage endured torture for two years 22.9.2017 DNA: Wide Angle
A 15-year-old girl of Jaga community who was forced to marry a person double her age around two years ago, was on Thursday rescued by the members of Child Welfare Committee (CWC) from her parent’s home in Kethoon town of Kota district.  The minor girl, in a written complaint to State Commission for Woman and CWC, complained about harassment, thrashing and of forcibly marrying her off at an early age by parents and in-laws. The minor, three days ago also went to the police station, but instead of being heard, she was allegedly thrashed by female constables. The victim in her complaint alleged that she was forcibly married to a man of about 30 years after the death of her mother. Her father is a drug addict and a mentally retarded, she added. As she was continuously harassed at her in-laws’ home in Sathur village of Bundi district, she eventually returned to her parental home a few days ago. The husband of the minor victim, identified as Ravi Jaga came to Kethoon town to take her back with him, but she ...
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Court rejects Radhe Maa’s plea in dowry case 10.9.2017 Hindu: News
Mumbai: A Borivali court on Saturday rejected an application filed by self-styled godwoman Sukhvinder Kaur alias Radhe Maa requesting she not be made a party in a dowry harassment case.A 32-year-old B...
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Murder most foul 7.9.2017 Hindu: Letters
 The dark forces that carried out the fatal attack on a senior journalist, Gauri Lankesh, who struggled hard to pursue the truth and make her findings known to the public, should realise that strong a...
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Ex Bigg Boss contestant Bobby Darling's husband breaks silence on domectic violence complaint filed against him 5.9.2017 DNA: Popular News
Reality show participant and actor Bobby Darling, who married a Bhopal-based businessman last year, had filed a complaint of domestic violence against her husband and in-laws."We received the complaint on Saturday through registered post. She has accused her husband and in-laws of harassment, physical torture and domestic violence," City Superintendent of Police Bhupendra Singh said. Her husband, Ramneek Sharma (30) denied the allegations. According to the police, the complaint was sent from Delhi on August 28. "We had called her husband for questioning. Action would be taken after investigation," CSP Singh added. No First Information Report (FIR) has been registered in the case yet. Bobby Darling (47), born transsexual, underwent sex change surgery in Bangkok in 2015 to become a woman. She had come into limelight as a participant in the first season of reality TV show Big Boss in 2006.She married Ramneek Sharma in February last year and changed her name to Pakhi Sharma. Speaking to reporters, her ...
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Woman set on fire, in-laws held 19.8.2017 Hindu: Cities
Kin allege dowry torture on 24-year-old
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Rights body tells J&K govt to compensate 'human shield' Farooq Ahmad Dar; Centre opposes 10.7.2017 DNA: Popular News
The Jammu and Kashmir human rights commission today directed the state government to pay a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to Farooq Ahmad Dar, who was used as a "human shield" by the Army against stone-pelters three months back. The central government, however, opposed any compensation to Dar, saying there should be no sympathy with stone-pelters. The compensation awarded to Dar was for the "humiliation, physical and psychiatric torture, stress, wrongful restraint and confinement" that he underwent when he was tied to the bonnet of an Army vehicle to ward off stone-pelters, the State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) said in its judgement. "I have no doubt in my mind that Farooq Ahmad was subjected to torture and humiliation, besides (being) wrongly confined," the judgement issued by SHRC chairperson Justice (retd) Bilal Nazki said. He observed that the action led to trauma, resulting in psychiatric stress "which may remain with him for the rest of his life". The commission asked the J&K government to comply ...
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Human shields & pellet guns 5.7.2017 FrontLine: Home
It is a particular outlook that shuns conciliation in and on Kashmir, resolves to “settle” the matter by brute force condoning pellet guns and hostage-taking, and launches a fight to the finish, leaving the Army free to act “helter-skelter”. By A.G. NOORANI
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The US gives refuge to torture victims from all over except Guantanamo Bay 27.6.2017 All International Stories
US hasn't agreed to resettle any of its own torture victims, much less offered any accountability
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Emergency was for detaining political opposition, Jaitley reminds Congress 26.6.2017 Business Standard: News Now
During the Emergency of 1975, Arun Jaitley spent more than 19 months in a Delhi jail
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