Delhi Police being accused of Torture, Violence, Serious Rights Violations During Riots: Amnesty Report

The report quotes accounts of victims of the riots, and says the police’s behaviour reveals a pattern of human rights violations and rampant impunity. Human rights organisation Amnesty International has accused Delhi Police of committing serious rights violations during the Delhi riots and even “indulging in violence with rioters”. It has called on the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to initiate “a prompt, thorough, independent investigation” into all such allegations against law enforcement officials. The 20-page report made public on August 28, which documented first person accounts of riot victims…

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Before seeking law’s repeal to lift AFSPA in J&K, ask separatists to halt Protests, Violence

The government deserves praise for lifting Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and most parts of Arunachal Pradesh. However, this must not act as a precedent to lift the law in Jammu and Kashmir. There has been no significant violence in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh as opposed to Jammu and Kashmir. It must be stressed that the application of AFSPA in itself can’t be condemned in isolation. Application of AFSPA is a necessary evil if the army is to operate in any given area. The recent statement by…

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