Read some more excerpts of similar instances reported by various news media channels below:
“On the night of Nov. 29-30, I was driven to the Lingapur police camp nearby … here I was questioned by 15 police officers … One of whom trod on my hands with hobnailed boots while the others kept beating me from all sides …then I was forced to ‘eat a Hyderabadi goli …it consisted of a lathi the size of a man’s arm and liberally plastered with chilly powder …I was stripped naked and the lathi pushed slowly up my anus …I remained unconscious for 8 hours …I was taken to the Lakshatipet lock-up where one of my hands was tied to the cell window … I was forced to remain in this position neither able to sit nor sleep properly for fifteen days….”
– Hirman Laxman Pagar, suspected 21-year-old Naxalite arrested on Nov. 4, 1976 by the Andhra Pradesh Police.
“Some women prisoners taken to the Lal Bazaar police station in Calcutta … were stripped naked, burned on all parts of the body and in some cases iron rulers were inserted into the vagina and rectum … there are also allegations that a women suspect was subjected to continuous raping by hardened criminals on the specific orders of the police inside the interrogation room.”
– Allegations contained in a report compiled by the Akhil Banga Manila Samiti – a non-political voluntary organization.
“In India, claims of torture used against political prisoners have steadily increased since Prime Minister Indira Gandhi declared a state of Emergency 13 months ago. The New York-based International League of Human Rights charged last June that Indian jailers have been guilty of ‘torture, brutality, starvation and other mistreatment of prisoners’ …”
– Time magazine, August 16th, 1976 which was banned in India.
“No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.”
– The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Courtesy: India Today
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