We are perturbed and confused by the demand made by the police for a repeal of the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act that makes torture in custody by law enforcers or government officials a punishable criminal offence.
Forty-four years since independence, must we remain a caricature of a dysfunctional, postcolonial state where law enforcers...
THE Human Rights Forum Bangladesh (HRFB), a network of 19 rights bodies, has expressed grave concern over the recent police proposal to amend the Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act 2013, terming the recommendations as unconstitutional and in violation of fundamental human rights.
IT is disquieting to see that police has proposed change to some important safeguard provisions of Torture and Custodial Death (Prevention) Act, 2013. A prominent Bengali daily, Prothom Alo, has reported that the police authority has sent a proposal to Home Ministry to bring alterations in the definition, investigation process and punishment provisions stipulated in the Act.