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

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Reform of Government

Torture of JNU Student SHAHABUDDIN GORY, an MPhil student of the School of Languages at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, was arrested under TADA on March 26 in his village in eastern UP. Brought to Delhi blind-folded and put in an undisclosed interrogation centre, the Special Branch police tortured him severely. His aged father, with the help of civil liberties organisations, moved the Delhi High Court. Police produced Shahabuddin on April 1. When his counsel asked him in open court whether the police had tortured him, his condition was so bad that he could not utter a single word and could only show some parts of his body indicating the police torture. Later his counsel was told that the most inhuman third degree methods were meted out to him. He was left naked throughout the day, hanged upside down with limbs tied and giventhe 'roller treatment'. Chilli powder-smeared sticks were thrust into his rectum.

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