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Supreme Court’s ruling on arbitrary arrest

We welcome the Supreme Court's verdict to uphold High Court directives to stop police forces from making arbitrary arrests on suspicion and torturing arrestees while in remand. This has happened after 13 long years since the HC gave the directives. But though late in coming, the SC's move will no doubt give hope to the people of this country that arbitrary arrests, torture and death in custody will become aberrations of the past. The directives include, among other things, barring [...]