HRW SEEKS ACTION AGAINST ERRING AP POLICE OFFICERS

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has demanded stern action against the erring Andhra Pradesh police officers who are guilty of torturing hundreds of Muslim youths after the bomb blast in Hyderabad last year.

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has demanded stern action against the erring Andhra Pradesh police officers who are guilty of torturing hundreds of Muslim youths after the bomb blast in Hyderabad last year. In a statement issued in Hyderabad on November 20 HRW senior South Asia Researcher, Ms. Meenakshi Ganguly insisted, “The government has to prosecute those responsible so that those who use torture will not get away with it.” According to HRW the AP police detained about one hundred youths after the two blasts last year and kept them in illegal confinement. These arrested Muslim youths were tortured by the police. The detainees were stripped off their clothes, hung upside down, brutally beaten up, given electric shocks, and badly treated. Not only this, these detainees were also threatened with afflicting harm to their relatives, particularly the female ones. It is surprising to note that none of the state police involved in the cases has been charged with committing human rights violations. This trend points towards the dangerous anti-Muslim bias in the state police force.