People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Vol. XXX

No. 17

April 23, 2006

Abu Ghraib Re-enacted By Delhi Police

CITU Demands Stern Action


THE CITU, Delhi state committee strongly condemned the barbarous torture and sexual abuse of four workers of M/s Superior Crafts, D-13, Udyog Nagar, Peera Garhi, New Delhi by police personnel belonging to the Nangloi police station.  Not only were these workers stripped of their clothes and beaten mercilessly but they were also exposed to other barbarities.


These perverse and third degree methods resemble the horrific tortures perpetrated by the Anglo-American aggressors in the Abu Ghraib prison of Iraq, a Delhi CITU press note issued on April 13, 2006 stated.


This brutality took place on March 10, 2006. However, it came to light only by the end of March when the tortured workers approached the CITU. The CITU had immediately written to the union home minister, police commissioner and the National Human Rights Commission demanding stern action against the guilty police officials. However, no action was taken against the guilty police personnel. “It appears that the basic human rights of workers have no importance in the eyes of the home ministry and the police commissioner. This is entirely unacceptable”, it stated.


The CITU demanded that the home ministry and police commissioner take sternest possible action immediately against those barbarians in Nangloi police station who, while masquerading as upholders of the law, have perpetrated these brutal crimes.