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Mar 21, 2019
Kashmiri teacher Rizwan Pandit's custodial death is neither the first in the Valley, nor a singular event in IndiaThe imagined trauma of a school teacher suffering in a Special Operations Group camp may have stirred civil society once again, yet Rizwan Pandit's is neither the first custodial death in India, nor is it a sudden jolt in a system we believed was very different.
Mar 20, 2019
Custodial death of Kashmir teacher Rizwan Pandit likely due to his affiliations with Jamaat-e-Islami, claims familyRizwan Asad Pandit was picked up on Sunday night from his residence in Awantipora for questioning in a "terror case". The local police in Awantipora area of Pulwama had handed him over to the dreaded Special Operations Group, the counter-insurgent group of Kashmir police, where he died on Tuesday
Mar 13, 2019
Bihar custodial deaths highlight State's failure to ensure safety of inmates; reiterates need to ratify UN treaty against tortureThe study of custodial deaths reveals that more than 65 per cent are attributed to suicide, about 25 per cent to mental shock and less than five per cent to police harassment
Apr 11, 2018
Unnao rape case: BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar's swagger shows perils of Adityanath's macho 'thok denge' statecraftThe custodial killing of the father of a rape victim in Unnao is just the latest example of how governance gets brutalised when the state’s chief executive gives a carte blanche to the police to brand anybody a criminal and kill at will.
Aug 21, 2017
Custodial death case: Gujarat crime branch registers FIR against ACP, three other policemenGujarat Crime Branchregistered FIR against four policemen for the custodial death of a murder accused at in Ahmedabad in 2014.
Jul 05, 2017
Amreli custodial death: Dalits demand CBI probe, threaten to convert to Buddhism in absence of 'fair' probeAs many as 200 dalits from Amreli district on Monday threatened to convert to Buddhism alleging police inaction in conducting a fair probe in the the death of a community member
Dec 22, 2016
Cops frequently flout Supreme Court rules intended to prevent custodial deaths, says HRW reportIndian police often flout Supreme Court rules intended to prevent custodial deaths and “routinely violate” domestic and international laws around arrest and detention, says a new report by Human Rights Watch.
Oct 22, 2016
Judicial, police custody deaths highest in UP; Chattisgarh leads in encounter cases: NHRCAccording to the National Human Rights Commission, Uttar Pradesh has registered highest number of cases of custodial deaths in the country between October 2015 and September this year, with as many as 401 deaths taking place in judicial custody and 27 in policy custody
Jul 22, 2016
Watch: A shocking number of custodial deaths have occured in the last decadeAs many as 1275 people have died in police custody between the years 2000-2013. Watch this video to get more information on custodial deaths
Dec 01, 2014
PM Modi's call for SMART cops: Why Indian police needs tough lovePolice cannot become SMART themselves, but have to be set free by politicians. Modi’s call, therefore, should have been addressed to the Indian politicians.