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Malini Subramaniam

Malini Subramaniam

HRD, Journalist Article

'Don't tarnish the image of the police': Home of contributor attacked in Chhattisgarh

Malini Subramaniam is a journalist and correspondent for the news website, actively reporting on human rights violations taking place in the Bastar district of Chhattisgarh state. During the last year, Malini Subramaniam has conducted investigations into arrests and torture of journalists by police, as well as allegations of sexual violence by security forces.

Police officials are often the perpetrators of violence against HRDs, usually with impunity. While human rights bodies exist both at the national and at the state levels, human rights defenders expressed strong criticism at their work and effectiveness. Investigations carried out by the National Human Rights Commission and the State Human Rights Commissions (SHRCs) are often either inadequate or extremely delayed.