ACHR released its annual report on Human Rights in India on June 25, 2009
Asian Center for Human Rights
India Human Rights Report 2009
The Annual Report covers human rights violations in 27 States of India during 2008. In its editorial ACHR focuses on the increased human rights violations in the Naxal conflict. ACHR calls for a Parliamentary debate over the security response to the Naxalite movement, review of all the laws/Acts that provide for prior permission of the government to prosecute the government officials/security personnel to ensure that no prior permission shall be required for corruption and human rights violations; placing of the draft Prevention of Torture Bill 2008 after necessary modifications in consultation with the stakeholders for adoption by the parliament; and ratification of the CAT.
ACHR Press Release: “Police torture kills 1,184 persons in custody in India in the last eight years”