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Can you give us examples of achievements linked to these activities? The reason was quite simple: December 5, Activity: The courtship ends in marriage In the tale “Holud Shoitan”.

To challenge the ongoing practice of torture and rampant impunity a public opinion should be in place, but in our country the level of knowledge on the issue is very minimal. Do you feel threatened because of your activities?

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Though, torture is prohibited under international law, it kiirity been practiced in many countries to different extent and severity and India is not an exception. Today, what is the kiritty challenge in the fight against torture in your country? In and around the nineteen eighties, an attempt was made to create a radio series on Kiriti’s tales. If this is goy case, can you kindly precise.

Unchallenged and unopposed, it has become a ‘normal’ and ‘legitimate’ practice all over the province. He is perhaps the only Bengali detective who deconstructs a crime. As part of the Kiriti series, there are around 80 novels and stories. The Times of India. Both the networks are working on custodial torture and Impunity. Apart from intimidation and constant threats here is an account of interference that we face: The ineffective criminal justice system increases the numbers of custodial torture by leap and bounds.


The main victims are the people living at the fringes of society; people kirlty near the border; political opponents and persons with marginalized preferences. I also regularly speak about the issue in front of students, activists, lawyers, human rights communities, social institutions, kirtiy governmental departments.

This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat InRoy was elected to the board of Amnesty International India. What is your approach and what kind of activities do you carry out to fight against torture and ill-treatment in your country?

Bringing torturers and those authorising torture to justice sends a strong warning to all existing and would-be perpetrators. Government of West Bengal must drop false charges against activists campaigning against torture Amnesty International9 April His work kiirty applauded by Amnesty International on its 50th anniversary year.

I have highlighted these human rights violations with the National Human Rights Commission and BSF officials, while meeting them on various occasions. Judicial harassment of human rights defender Kirity Roy Frontline defender, 6 October Inhis residence was attacked and bombed by the police for standing as witness in a Habeas Corpus case relating to abduction and murder of Bhikari Paswan, a jute mill worker, by the police.

As secretary of a non-governmental human rights organisation based in Kolkata, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha MASUM ,[1], he has been documenting alleged state atrocities upon the people from marginaliged sections of West Bengal. Can you take stock of the situation of torture and ill-treatment in your country the context, the extent of the problem, the type of victims and perpetrators, etc.

Kirity Roy

My family also faced harassment from the State because of my political involvement and sacrificed it normal life. I have also raised these concerned during my visits to United Nations head quarters for example, before the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination — CERD kirigy where I highlighted the link between torture and social discrimination, and during the Universal Periodic Review of India.


I was born in a lower middle class family of urban Kolkata, West Bengal. Roy is known for fighting against alleged state atrocities, where kirit —often among India’s poorest citizens— report extrajudicial killingscustodial death, rape, mysterious disappearances, and police torture. In his own words, “In this universe, virtue and sin reside in parallel. Retrieved from ” https: Later on 7th AprilI was arrested by the Anti-Terrorist Cell of Kolkata Police and detained in police custody for the day and produced before the judicial magistrate and obtained bail.

The radio adaptations of Kiriti are mainly in the form of Sunday Suspense stories over the last few years.

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His curled hair is mostly combed back, and the black celluloid spectacles make his clean-shaven face highly attractive. The very act of the state stands as a proof that anyone raising voice against torture by the state will be crushed, and that the perpetrators in uniform will continue to enjoy complete immunity. During that time I lost many near and dear ones who were my political companions due to extra-judicial killings.

What part plays and should play the public opinion in the fight against torture and what can the public do to support the fight against torture?

Roy documented cases ininin English French Spanish You can also translate it on the fly: Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat He is immaculately suited and booted during his professional duties and wears a dressing gown at home, a silk kimono and tatami grass slippers at home.

Retrieved from ” https: I got involved with the left wing politics of that time. His stories have a sense of adventure, of stalking criminals in the night, in general, a certain blood-curdling quality.