ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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HUMAN RIGHTS-False Promises

False Promises WHEN the Amnesty International team visited India last year and was assured by home ministry officials that the government would put an end to custodial torture and deaths, the team took the officials at their word and announced that there was a perceptible change in New Delhi's attitude towards human rights violation. Indian human rights activists had advised the team at that time not to rush to give the government a clean chit. Being old hands in the business of dealing with the duplicity of the home ministry, they warned that the tatter's rhetoric about respecting human rights was for international consumption, while inside India people would continue to suffer in police custody.

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