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Crime as punishment: On the killing of Vikas Dubey

Crime as punishment: On the killing of Vikas Dubey Context * The Uttar Pradesh Police’s account of the killing of Kanpur gangster Vikas Dubey on Friday, even if taken at face value, is a startling admission of serious ineptitude.   Extra Judicial Killings * The possibility that his death is officially sanctioned retribution for the murder of eight policemen who were part of the team that went to arrest him on July 3 is hard to dismiss out of hand. * A hardened crim

Why a separate anti-torture law?

Why a separate anti-torture law? Context: -   The alleged torture of a father-son duo in Sattankulam town in Tamil Nadu has given rise to the demand for a separate law against torture. Background: -   In 2017, the Central Government admitted in the Supreme Court that it was seriously considering the 273rd Report of the Law Commission that recommended ratification of the UN Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment (CAT). - 

Custodial Death in India

Custodial Death in India Gujarat reported 80 custody deaths during the course of the last five years, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Difference between custody and arrest: When someone is kept in protective custody, it is because authorities fear they will pose a risk to society it is known as custody. When someone is officially brought into police custody on suspicion of committing a crime, it is referred to as an "arrest." Custody exists in every arres


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