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India: Memorandum to the Government of India arising from an Amnesty International visit to India 5-15 January 1994

, Index number: ASA 20/020/1994

This memorandum is based on an Amnesty International visit to the Indian state of Maharashtra in January 1994, the first AI visit to India for 14 years. It describes AI's main human rights concerns in Maharashtra, which include: the problem of unrecorded detentions; use of force to extract confessions; torture; lack of accountability in the security forces; use of lethal force; the misuse of emergency powers (TADA) in Bombay; and deaths in custody. Appendices to the report include reports showing prima facie evidence of human rights violations by police during the December 1992/January 1993 riots in Bombay.

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