बलात्कार एवं सर काटने की घटना: पतौरा, बांदा जिला, उत्तरप्रदेश में जातिगत अत्याचार की प्राथमिक फैक्ट-फाइन्डिंग रिपोर्ट

यह फैक्ट-फाइन्डिंग अलग अलग समहूों के वकीलों और मानवाधिकार संरक्षकों के एक दल के द्वारा एकत्रि त किए गए तथ्यों पर आधारित है जिन्होंने विभिन्न स्रोतों, जसै पीड़ित के परिवार का बयान, गवाह, गाँव में पड़ोसियों का बयान और केस से जड़ुे अतिरिक्त मीडिया स्रोतों और काननूी दस्तावजे आदि से जमा किए हैं. इस रिपोर्ट में स्थापित तथ्यों एक सक्षम जांच समिति द्वारा एक स्वतंत्र और निष्पक्ष जांच की अवश्यकता को इंगित करते है. इस फैक्ट-फाइन्डिंग के लिए फील्ड विज़िट 23 नवंबर से लकेर 26 नवंबर 2023 तक की गई थी और इसमें मतृक के घर और गाँव तथा बांदा न्यायालय का दौरा शामिल था। मृतक का नाम गोपनीय रखा गया है।

VIOLATED AND BEHEADED: A preliminary fact finding report of caste atrocity in Pataura, Banda District, Uttar Pradesh

This fact-finding is based on facts collected by a team of lawyers and human rights defenders from different groups who collated facts from various sources including testimonies and narratives of the victim’s family, witnesses, neighbours’ accounts in the village, secondary media sources and legal documents pertaining to the case. The facts established in the report point towards the need for an independent, in-depth and unbiased investigation by a competent investigating authority. The field visit for the fact-finding was conducted from the 23rd to 26th November 2023 and involved a visit to the village and home of the deceased, Banda Court, etc. The name of the deceased has been kept confidential.

In the Fight Between Encounter Policy and Rule of Law, It’s Clear Who Is Winning

“The debates surrounding the killing of Vikas Dubey will soon shift around various narratives of his political inclinations, criminal history and the police’s dauntless role in apprehending a criminal. However, the very pertinent questions of whether the police can kill or how the alleged dreaded criminal was never convicted or brought to justice by the law enforcement system would be brushed under the carpet.”

UP Encounters: Silent Supreme Court, Toothless NHRC To Blame For Police Impunity, Researchers Say

“Neither the Supreme Court nor the NHRC has done enough to stop encounter killings, says legal researchers who have documented the phenomenon for over two years.”

An Account of Fear & Impunity – A Preliminary Fact Finding Report on Communally-Targeted Violence in NE Delhi, February 2020

An Account of Fear & Impunity – A Preliminary Fact Finding Report on Communally-Targeted Violence in NE Delhi, February 2020.

Normalising ‘Encounters’: When Police Assume Role of Judge, Jury and Executioner

The ease with which ‘encounters’ have happened in UP, points towards a menacing emergence of a police state.

Normalising extrajudicial killings in UP: How absence of FIRs against the police resulted in destruction of evidence

This is the first article in a three-part series by V.VENKATESAN on the nature of extrajudicial killings in Uttar Pradesh. The series is based on the report, “Extinguishing Law and Life: Police Killings and Cover-up in the State of Uttar Pradesh” brought out by three human rights groups on October 29. The report throws light on how the state and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) exploited the ambiguities in the law to cover up fake encounters and shield the accused.


Extrajudicial Killings in UP Being Covered Up, Even NHRC Flouting Norms: Report

A new report has studied 17 alleged extrajudicial killings in the state between March 2017 and March 2018, and found that no police officers have been held accountable in any of them.

Encounter Killings- National And State Human Right Commissions Are Doing Nothing, What Are The Use Of These Bodies, Abolish Them: Justice Lokur

Justice Madan B. Lokur was speaking on ‘Encounter’ Killings In India’ at the Release of ‘Extinguishing Law In Life: Police Killings And Cover-Up In The State Of UP’ (a report by Youth for Human Rights Documentation, Citizens Against Hate and People’s Watch).

मानवाधिकारों और न्याय-व्यवस्था का मखौल उड़ाता उत्तर प्रदेश : मानवाधिकार समूहों की संयुक्त रिपोर्ट

29 अक्तूबर को जारी हुई एक रिपोर्ट ‘कानून और ज़िंदगियों की संस्थागत मौत: उत्तर प्रदेश में पुलिस द्वारा हत्याएं और उन्हें छिपाने की साजिशें’ हमें उत्तर प्रदेश में मौजूदा कानून व्यवस्था के हालात को बेहद करीब से समझने का अवसर देती है।

The Decline Of Judicial Responsibility And The Extinguishing Of India’s Laws And Indian Lives

A new report confirms how India’s judicial system is moving away from traditionally adversarial notions of criminal procedure and increasingly ignoring the vulnerability of litigants. The judiciary’s ritualistic compliance with legal requirements has not just allowed and encouraged extrajudicial killings in UP but led to an almost-total breakdown of the justice system.