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Custodial Torture Discussion

SCI turns the spotlight on custodial torture A discussion with senior counsels and human rights advocates

In wake of the recent Supreme Court ruling, of CCTV cameras to be installed in investigating agencies and police stations, Teesta Setalvad moderates this discussion with Senior Counsels and human rights advocates Nitya Ramakrishnan and Mihir Desai and veteran Rights Advocate Henri Tiphagne. Related: TN custodial death report establishes complicity of police, hospital staff and…

Proto-fascism and State impunity in Majoritarian India: An Interview with Teesta Setalvad Jindal Global Law Review

This interview with Teesta Setalvad was conducted in the wake of the February 2020 anti-Muslim violence in North East Delhi. Drawing on her vast experience as a human rights activist, journalist, and peace educator, Setalvad’s responses map the continuum — across years, anti-minority pogroms and ruling parties with divergent ideologies — of the cultures of hate,…

Inexplicable delay in release of NCRB figures What is the government trying to hide?

“Maths didn’t help Einstein discover gravity”, said an intelligent man from the ruling party. This man is Piyush Goyal who happens to be the central minister of Railways and Commerce. He was responding to a question on GDP growth rates. In February 2019, merely a few months before the general elections which brought BJP back…

Petition against Assam’s Detention Camps in SC

Assam Detention Camps: At least 10 people released in compliance with SC order People released from Goalpara, Kokrajhar and possibly even Tezpur

Amidst the gloom and uncertainty in the run up to the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, there is a ray of hope for some. At least 10, possibly 13 people including one woman, have been released from detention camps as per the provisions of a Supreme Court order passed earlier this year. Earlier this year,…

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates

SC offers Relief to Assam Detention Camp Inmates Those who have spent more than 3 years in captivity to be set free subject to certain conditions

In a huge relief for inmates of Assam’s infamous detention camps, the Supreme Court has directed that those who have spent more than three years in captivity be set free subject to certain conditions. This was during the course of hearing a petition on the state of detention camps in Assam. The SC has laid…

Lack of Witnesses in Sohrabuddin case

Lack of Witnesses Protection Derailing Justice in Sohrabuddin case? Over 90 Hostile Witnesses and One Dead Judge, cry out for major Criminal Justice Reforms

What the trial in the case of alleged extra-judicial killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and his wife Kausar Bi has taught us, is that there is an urgent need for witness protection in criminal cases where powerful perpetrators often have the ability to change the outcome of the trial in their own favour. What started with…

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