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India: Time to end torture: Open letter to Indian authorities

, Index number: ASA 20/013/2009

In this open letter Amnesty International expresses its concern that torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment are still inflicted widely throughout India. India currently has no legislation in force to criminalise torture specifically. Amnesty International understands that draft legislation to prevent torture is under consideration of the government and parliament. Amnesty International calls on the Indian government to take steps to end all torture and other ill-treatment as outlined in their 12-Point Programme and also to immediately ratify the UN Convention Against Torture.

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