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

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Torture Victim Fights Back

Archana Guha a school teacher was picked up by the Calcutta police on the night of July 17, 1974 and accused of sedition. For the two years during which she was in custody, she was brutally tortured. In 1977 she filed a petition in the court of the chief metropolitan magistrate, Calcutta, accusing four policemen of having violated relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. The petition which has been stayed several times on the pleas of the accused was resumed, ironically enough, o n July 17 thi s year when seven organisations including the APDR and the Nari Nirjatan Pratirodh Manch demonstrated before the court and submitted a memorandum seeking a speedy disposal of the case. But on August 3 the accused sought to charge the organisation with contempt of court and obtained a stay order. 

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