ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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HUMAN RIGHTS-Torture of Prisoners

senior surgeon whom Bal has been assisting for some years, in a manner quite clearly meant to elucidate the 'right answers which may be used against Bal, for say, a charge of unethical practice. Seventeen organisations including civil liberties, health and women's groups have come together to protest against the treatment meted out to Bal. Their support of the doctor is based on the recognition that his victimisation is in reality an attack on the drug consumer movement. This is precisely the manner in which the drug industry the world over has functioned to counter the challenges posed by the movement, Bal's victimisation is the first such in India and will probably not be the last unless the invisible links between the industry and vested interests in the medical establishment are exposed.

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