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Masum is conducting, among others, the following activities to fight torture and ill-treatment: This was instrumental for me to become a human rights activist. Roy documented cases ininin Roy is known for fighting against alleged state atrocities, where victims —often among India’s poorest citizens— report extrajudicial killingscustodial death, rape, mysterious disappearances, and police torture. Judicial harassment of human rights defender Kirity Roy Frontline defender, 6 October In his own words, “In this universe, virtue and sin reside in parallel.

Roy out of ten activists of the world during the auspices of international human rights day; and published his version. I got involved with the left wing politics of that time. My family also faced harassment from the State because of my political involvement and sacrificed it normal life.

In and around the nineteen eighties, an attempt was made to create a radio series on Kiriti’s tales. I came to know about the woes of agrarian poor and the misery of working people.

After saving her from a difficult situation in the tale “Kalo Bhromor”, Kiriti falls in love with Krishna Mehta, a Parsi lady. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.


The main victims are the people living at the fringes of society; people living near the border; political opponents and persons with marginalized preferences. Apart from intimidation and constant threats here is an account of interference that we face: During that time I lost many near and dear ones who were my political companions due to extra-judicial killings.

During a major part of my political life, I had to live underground. As a political activist I spent time with marginalised agrarian people of rural Bengal and I worked with people of urban slums. I also regularly speak about the issue in front of students, activists, lawyers, human rights communities, social institutions, and governmental departments. His work was applauded by Amnesty International on its 50th anniversary year.

The ineffective criminal justice system increases the numbers of custodial torture by leap and bounds. Kiriti Roy is an iconic professional and fictional detective of Bengali literature created by noted dermatologist, Dr. Since Masum associated itself with a national programme on preventing torture in India and we are implementing the same in West Bengal, directly intervening in six districts of the state.

Always a class apart, Kiriti is a deadly combination of intelligence and physical power. Opinion building on these issues is definitely a responsibility for civil society groups. The courtship ends in marriage In the tale “Holud Shoitan”.

Extra judicial killing and grievous physical assaults are rule of the day.

Views Read Edit View history. Unchallenged and unopposed, it has become a ‘normal’ and ‘legitimate’ practice all over the province.

I have also raised these concerned during my visits to United Nations head quarters for example, before the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination kurity CERD in where I highlighted the link between torture and social discrimination, and during the Universal Periodic Review of India.

Kiritj is intelligent, happens to be a good singer can sing Rabindrasangeetcan speak Bengali, has a mind of her own and takes keen interest in her husband’s work.


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Roy documented cases ininin [2]. Super Sleuths and Other Stories.

To challenge the ongoing practice of torture and rampant impunity a public opinion should be in place, but in our country the level of knowledge on the issue is very minimal.

If this is the case, can you kindly precise. I learnt a lot about the societal realities. His curled hair is mostly combed back, and the black celluloid spectacles make his clean-shaven face highly attractive.

Bringing torturers and those authorising torture to justice sends a strong warning to all existing and would-be perpetrators.

Both the networks are working on custodial torture and Impunity.

Kirity Roy

Mostly, he carries a magnifying glass with him. Do you feel threatened because of your activities? The first story introduces him as follows: Can you take stock of the situation of torture and ill-treatment in your country the context, the extent of the problem, the type of victims and perpetrators, rroy.

Can you give us examples of achievements linked to these activities? Do you face any interference in your work? English French Spanish You can also translate it on the fly: Public opinion is a major tool to establish rights of the citizenry in a democracy.

In the course of my political life I dreamt of an exploitation free and egalitarian society. My economic background did not cause any hindrance to my quest. Reward for virtue and scorn for sin is the thumb rule of the universe.