Two cases – the custodial deaths of a father and son in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu and a Muslim youth who died after being beaten by police in the capital Delhi – have once again highlighted the issue of police brutality in India.

A recent report by a consortium of NGOs against torture said that as many as five people a day died due to police brutality all over the country. However, the outrage against these methods is minimal.

So what will it take for Indians to demand police reform?

This story first appeared in  on July 24, 2020…. more…