INDIA: Brutal custodial torture by West Bengal Police of a young couple

Ms. Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister, Government of West Bengal, [email protected] Re: INDIA: Brutal custodial torture by West Bengal Police of a young couple Dear Chief Minister of West Bengal, Names of the victims: 1. Mr. Firoj Ahmed aged 23 years, son of Mr.Faijjur Ahmed residing at Srikati village, North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal,India 2. Ms. [...]

INDIA: Woman brutally tortured and raped by police while in custody in West Bengal

Dear Chairperson of NHRC, INDIA: Investigate the case of custodial rape and torture by the Hariharpara police in Murshidabad of West Bengal Name of victim: In order to prevent social victimization of the victims involved in sexual offences The AHRC takes the stand of non-disclosure of the Identity of the victim. Names of alleged perpetrators: [...]

Monetary Incentive to End Child Marriage in Indian State is Successful

One in seven girls in developing countries is married before their 15th birthday, usually against her will.  Across the globe, more than 60 million girls find themselves innocent victims as child brides, despite the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulation that 18 is the minimum age for marriage.  While many countries have adhered [...]

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