Indian police accused of abuses

Published on BBCnews, August 4, 2009.

Watch this Amateur video showing Indian police beating a suspect, 2.31 min.

Police in India are guilty of widespread human rights violations, including beatings, torture and illegal killings, a new report alleges.

The US-based group Human Rights Watch says India’s policing system facilitates and even encourages abuses.  It says there has been little change in attitudes, training or equipment since the police was formed in colonial times with the aim to control the population. It says the government must take major steps to overhaul a failing system. There was no immediate response from the Indian authorities.

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