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Ramifications of SC judgment on CCTVs in Police Stations Teesta Setalvad in Facebook Live conversation with Nitya Ramakrishnan, Mihir Desai & Henri Tiphagne

A Facebook Live discussion was organised by Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP) with Senior Counsels and human rights advocates Nitya Ramakrishnan and Mihir Desai and veteran Rights Advocate Henri Tiphagne on December 3, 2020. It was moderated by CJP secretary Teesta Setalvad. The exclusive discussion started with welcoming the recent judgment of Paramvir Singh Saini…

TN custodial death report establishes complicity of police, hospital staff and jail authorities Well executed inquiry without losing evidentiary value

The horrifying incident of the custodial death of a father and son due to torture in custody, is still fresh in people’s minds. In June, Jeyaraj (60) and Benicks (31) two shop owners in Sathankulam were taken in custody and were brutally assaulted by police personnel which eventually led to their death within 4 days.…

Tharu Adivasis return to farm lands despite threats Women of the indigenous tribe had been allegedly assaulted by gov't officials for tilling forest land

Martin Luther King Jr. is known to have said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter”. The Tharu Adivasi community of Kajaria village located in Dudhwa Tiger Reserve, Lakhimpur Kheri district, Uttar Pradesh, particularly the women, refused to remain silent after being threatened and assaulted by government officials demanding their…

Is UP at war with it’s own people? Fact finding report by Karwan-e-Mohabbat reveals administration's inefficiency and possible complicity

In wake of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) coming into effect, several protests had erupted across India. While most remained peaceful, violence was reported from a few. However, questions that need to be asked are; who triggered and who perpetrated the violence, and who was at the receiving end. Now, a fact-finding report by Karwan-e-Mohabbat,…

CJP Moves NHRC Against Police Excesses In Daryaganj

CJP in Action: CJP moves NHRC against police excesses in Daryaganj  The Commission has registered the complaint that retells the horrors of the night when 18 minors were detained

CJP took note of this abhorrent incident in Delhi in which 8 minors were detained by the Daryaganj Police station and were reportedly stripped below the waist and beaten with lathis and belts. An email was first sent in order to lodge a complaint at the earliest detailing how the detained minors were beaten and how…

Anti-CAA protests continue, regime’s excesses exacerbate A list of unwarranted and excessive police brutality and prohibitions imposed by state governments on protestors or even general public

The North East region was one of the first to erupt in protest when the Citizenship Amendment Act was passed. The brutality was unleashed on protestors first in Assam. Then students’ protests took place in the capital, in Jamia Milia Islamia University followed by Aligarh Muslim University, both of which painted a shocking picture of…

NCRB Reports Show Statistics on How Many Breathe Their Last in Custody A deep dive into the Board’s 2017 reports on crimes in India and prison statistics.

On October 20, the NCRB simultaneously released two of its annual reports—“Prison Statistics India 2017” and “Crime in India 2017”. The reports contain statistics collated by the Board as to the number and types of deaths occurring in judicial and police custody respectively. Here, we look into the findings from these documents. Deaths in judicial…

J & K’s PSA Law: How Draconian is Draconian? A law that holds persons in detention for months before trial!

On October 10, 2019, The Indian Express reported that the Jammu and Kashmir government informed the J & K High Court that it has revoked the detention orders in response to habeas corpus petitions filed by 3 persons detained under the Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act (PSA). What is the PSA, its genesis and intent?…

Police brutality against teaching candidates

How do you police the police? A User’s Guide provides some answers

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has released a recently prepared User Guide on the Maharashtra’s Police Complaints Authorities or PCAs. These authorities were established to inquire into complaints by the public against police personnel, including grievances as to serious misconduct, corruption, and abuse of authority.   The whole issue of a Police Complaints Authority…

Study finds anti-Muslim prejudices among police personnel 1 in 3 justify mob violence in cow slaughter incidents

A study by Common Cause- Centre for the study of developing societies (CSDS), Lokneeti has revealed disturbing prejudices of police personnel towards Muslims on the question of committing violence. The study has also highlighted prejudicial attitudes in the incidents of mob violence. While no statistics of actual representation of Muslims within the police force are available…

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