Maja Daruwala

The writer is board member and senior advisor, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Articles By Maja Daruwala

A specific anti-torture law needs to be detailed, comprehensive and conform to international standards

Torture is an endemic characteristic of Indian policing. A commitment to eradicating it requires the police force as a whole to have zero tolerance for the practice besides a specific anti-torture law.

Policeman, train thyself

Even without political support, there is much the police leadership can do to reform itself, and create a force suitable for a democracy. The failure of everyday performance and emergency response and the strictures and censure that follow should have compelled the leadership to take active steps yet much has been left unattended.

Death of a policeman

The suicide of an officer in Punjab may have a back story: It speaks of the decay in law enforcement

Stop All The Clocks

Leila Seth wanted to be here, push back at the evil of the day, be part of the healing

Ten Years And Waiting

A decade after ‘Prakash Singh’ judgement, police reform remains undone.

Capital Cop-out

Political executive and police management must share blame for crime in Delhi

The video jerked into play… realised I wasn’t looking for the Great Man: Sam Manekshaw’s daughter Maja Daruwala

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw died this day in 2008. A daughter remembers.

Abuse Of Force

Outrage over police assault on students is meaningless till it leads to disciplinary action

Force to service

Police needs to stop passing the buck for poor service to interfering politicians.

How India treats its NGOs

True democracies celebrate involvement of citizens, make consultation a habit

A step towards justice

The UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka was a game-changer. Now the council must deliver on its promise

Demand accountability from Sri Lanka

India should assert leadership at the UN Human Rights Council,and insist on concrete answers and actions

Why is India against Israel,but for Sudan?

The 61 st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10 provides occasion to reflect...