Indian police use violence as a shortcut to justice. It’s the poorest who bear the scars – By Mohit Rao
….According to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) of India, a government body dealing with human rights violations, since the start of 2019, at least 194 people died in police custody in India, where police violence is a daily reality, ranging from the use of batons for crowd control to fatal custodial beatings.
Officers are rarely convicted for their actions, often against the most vulnerable members of society, statistics show.
This year, however, a spate of high-profile, brutal police killings have horrified Indian society, igniting a discussion about police brutality – and the uncomfortable relationship between society’s tolerance for that violence and the issue of caste….