Torture is always wrong. This principle was established many years ago, and is enshrined in international law. Yet, in India, torture in state detention is common , involving a range of practices including shackling, beatings and the administration of electric shocks. Disadvantaged and marginalized groups including women, dalits, adivasis and suspected members of armed opposition groups are those most commonly abused.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said that the government has a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach to human rights violations. Yet prosecutions for torture have been extremely rare.
Hooded: It is an exploration of visual and auditory senses to convey the horrific nature of torture.
Kashmir Torture Trail: This powerful and shocking film uncovers a state-sanctioned torture programme that has set India on a collision course with the international community.