India: Break the cycle of impunity and torture in Punjab

Index Number: ASA 20/002/2003

Torture and custodial violence continue to be regularly reported in Punjab, despite the end of the militancy period in the state in the mid-1990s. In this report Amnesty International makes the link between the impunity enjoyed by police officers during and after the militancy period and the continuation of torture today. This link sends a warning to states in India that perpetrators of violations must be held to account if long term repercussions for the enjoyment of human rights are to be avoided.

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