Rights of Prisoners against custodial torture in India


  • PRATIK KUMAR LLM Research Scholar, School of Law Galgotias University, INDIA.


Rights of Prisoners, custodial torture, India


The relationship between prisoners and human rights has always been erratic. There always have been conflicting opinions on the position about whether the prisoners are entitled to human rights or not. Some people have the opinion that, when a person becomes deviant and commits a crime, he should be deprived of all his rights. However, others are of the opinion that some rights remain vested in a person even after commission of a crime by that person. There are certain basic rights which the prisoners are entitled to which safeguard them from some abhorrent practices. One such detestable practice is ‘Torture’ which is used against the prisoners and under-trials to get confessions from them about a particular event.


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