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Two Reports on India

Two Reports on India A G Noorani TWO reports on aspects of Indian citizens' rights deserve careful study. One was published by Amnesty International on January 29. It is entitled "Some reports concerning deaths in police custody allegedly as a result of torture or shooting during 1985". The other is part of the Annual Report published by the US State Department entitled "Country Reports on Human Rights Practices" for 1985. They are prepared by the State Department in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 "to assist Members of Congress in considering legislation in the area of foreign assistance. It would be well worth the while of any student to study the Department's reports on the state of human rights in America's allies like Pakistan, South Korea, Taiwan, etc, and whether abuses in such countries ever affected US aid to them, let alone disqualified them from receiving US aid. Amnesty's report says at the very outset:

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