It is heart breaking to note that deaths in police custody and prisons are on the increase in different parts of India. The recent fake Encounter of five Persons in Aler, Telangana State and Shaik Hyder in the custody of Nizamabad,Telangana and 20 persons killing in A.P police are indications of this condemnable trend.
The courts are now more inclined to giving death penalties which, in fact, should be confined to rarest of rare cases. As we have seen in the case of Afsal Guru, death penalty which is the ultimate and irrevocable torture that can be inflicted on a human being can be awarded just to satisfy ‘the collective conscience of society’. In the record number of death sentences the Indian position is next only to that of Pakistan among all nations.
During this year’s Antitorture Day NCHRO has been demand since Past by human rights activists and true democrats in India and abroad to stop capital punishment. NCHRO observed ‘AntiTorture Day’ today on the occasion of United Nations International Day in support of Victims of Torture.
Telangana Chapter had organized a protest in front of Nizamabad District Collector office today at 02:30 p.m. NCHRO’s Members & other rights activists have joined the protest and expose various forms of torture against helpless innocents, those accused in crimes and under trail prisoners. We have also demanded to abolish death penalty and Fake Encounters in India. Later a memorandum was submitted to the Nizamabad district collector in his chamber.
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