02 July, 2020
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Part of: GS-II- Governance POLICE REFORMS (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST)
Understanding the background of the problem
Supreme Court judgement in DK Basu case
Details of judgment:
First, 11 commandments in 1996, focused on vital processual safeguards:
8 other intermediate orders till 2015 sought:
The third and last phase of judgment ended in 2015:
Where do we lack?
Consider the question “Custodial torture is an anathema to democracy. Examine the issues related to custodial torture and how is it against the basic fundamental rights? What steps should be taken to prevent such acts by the police functionaries?”
Monitoring and implementation of DK Basu by independent and balanced civil society individuals at each level, under court supervision, is sufficient to minimise this scourge. It is high time we take actions in this direction.
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