Investigate Torture and Killing of Nonviolent Prisoners

Target: K. K. Venugopal, Attorney General of India

Goal: End the inhumane treatment and murder of prisoners in India’s jails.

Prisoners in India’s jails are reportedly facing inhumane treatment, torture, and even murder. In only five years, nearly 600 people have allegedly died from torture while in police custody in India. Many of these people were arrested for nonviolent offenses. In addition, research claims that a prisoner dies in custody every six hours from a variety of causes.

Not only are prisoners dying in custody, the causes of their deaths are allegedly being hidden. Officials are saying they’ve died of natural causes or even suicide. However, families who received cries for help from prisoners say otherwise.

If India’s police are indeed torturing and killing prisoners, they are violating international human rights laws. Sign the petition and demand that India investigate the inhumane torture of its prisoners and do all it can to bring it to an end.


Dear Attorney General Venugopal,

In India, roughly one prisoner dies every six hours. In five years, over 600 of those deaths were allegedly caused by torture. Many of these prisoners were convicted of nonviolent offenses, such as theft.

If India is torturing its prisoners, it is violating international human rights laws. I demand that your government investigate the growing number of deaths and bring the inhumane treatment of prisoners in your jails to an end.


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Photo Credit: Simon Williams-Im

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  1. This is shocking. This is a huge number of people being tortured and murdered! How are they getting away with this? This is the first time I’ve heard of this happening in India. There needs to be a full investigation of the whole prison system there.

  2. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    no guns! please protect protestors not kill them!

  3. Wendy Morrison says:

    These so-called prison guards need the exact torture done to them on a daily basis!!!

  4. I guess that means it’s okay to torture and kill violent prisoners?

  5. Shame on You!
    May all negative Karma haunt all abusers!

  6. This kind of abuse is every human’s business.

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