ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Andhra Pradesh Peoples Protest against Police Brutality

THE disclosures of 'Emergency exces-ses' have shown how arrest, torture and murder, suitably dressed up to look like deaths in so-called 'encoun-ters', were used to deal with the oppo-sition to the regime. But police bru-tality was not a feature of the Emer-gency alone. It is the normal method of functioning of the police. Of course, not all classes of people are treated in this way; such treatment is mostly reserved for the poor.

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