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Human rights abuses in India UPSC NOTE


  • The U.S. State Department, in its 2023 Human Rights Report (HRR), a country-wise compilation of human rights practices, has flagged “credible reports” of more than a dozen different kinds of human rights abuses in India, including:

    • extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest or detention, torture to coerce confessions, repeated impositions of Internet shutdowns and blocked telecommunications, surveillance of civil society activists and journalists, and “crimes involving violence or threats of violence targeting members of ethnic and caste minorities”

  • The report says, the government took minimal credible steps or action to identify and punish officials who may have committed human rights abuses

  • There were several reports that the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlawful killings, including extrajudicial killings, during the year

  • The report pointed out that the country registered 813 cases of extrajudicial killings between 2016 and 2022, with the most reported in Chhattisgarh, followed by Uttar Pradesh

  • The report, observing that “other governments and diaspora communities” have alleged that the Indian government has killed persons or used violence or threats of violence against individuals in other countries, for reprisal



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Human rights abuses in India UPSC NOTE
Learnerz IAS | Concept oriented UPSC Classes in Malayalam
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