Dead Silence: The Legacy of Human Rights Abuses in Punjab

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Human Rights Watch, 1994 - Political Science - 103 pages
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Dilbagh Singh Uppal; Jaswinder Singh, Jasbir Singh, and Arvinder Singh; The
 

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Page 15 - To this end the following acts are and shall remain prohibited at any time and in any place whatsoever with respect to the abovementioned persons: (a) violence to life and person, in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture; (b) taking of hostages; (c) outrages upon personal dignity, in particular, humiliating and degrading treatment; (d) the passing of sentences and the carrying out of executions without previous judgment pronounced by a regularly constituted court...
Page 52 - Convention defines torture as: [A]ny act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason...
Page 52 - torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent...
Page 22 - ... after giving such due warning as he may consider necessary, fire upon or otherwise use force even to the causing of death, against any person who is acting in contravention of any law or order for the time being in force in the disturbed area, prohibiting the assembly of five or more persons or the carrying of weapons or of things capable of being used as weapons or of firearms, ammunition or explosive substances; 2.
Page 19 - When die police have no suspect for a case or need to arrest someone in order to fulfill an arrest quota, amritdliari Sikhs ;ire often the victims.
Page 3 - Disappearances" and Impunity in the Indian States of Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab, which documented 208 alleged "disappearances
Page 87 - Arms were regularly smuggled across the border, and it is more than likely that President Zia |of Pakistan] turned a blinder eye than usual.
Page 92 - Ix'en sanctioned, but are actively promoted at senior levels of government as a justifiable means to an end.
Page ii - Program; \'incent lacopino, MD, Western Regional Representative; and Clyde C. Snow, senior forensic consultant.

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