Hyderabad: Popular Front protests against death penalty on ‘anti-torture’ day

Hyderabad: Popular Front of India observed ‘Anti-Torture Day’ on June 26 on the occasion of United Nations International Day in support of Victims of Torture. Andhra Pradesh state unit had organized a protest in front of Hyderabad District Collector office today at 11:00 a.m.

Popular Front’s cadres and other rights activists joined the protest to “expose various forms of torture against helpless innocents, those accused in crimes and under trail prisoners.”

PFI has also demanded abolition of death penalty in India.

It also highlighted the extra judicial killing of Qatheel Siddiqui in Maharashtra jail and Khalid Mujahid in the custody of UP police, calling these “indications of this condemnable trend.”

The courts are now more inclined to giving death penalties which, in fact, should be confined to rarest of rare cases, added Popular Front. Later a memorandum was submitted to the Hyderabad district collector in his chamber.