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Human Rights Report on Police Brutality in India

August 27, 2009

This is old news to anyone who has even brushed with the law in India. But a new Human Rights report chronicles the human rights abuses and violations at the hands of the Indian police state.

While much of the report’s findings was not new, I didn’t realize this bit of information was true:

Human Rights Watch also said that while not excusing abuses, abysmal conditions for police officers contribute to violations. Low-ranking officers often work in difficult conditions. They are required to be on-call 24 hours a day, every day. Instead of shifts, many work long hours, sometimes living in tents or filthy barracks at the police station. Many are separated from their families for long stretches of time.

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