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Inhis residence was attacked and bombed by the police for standing as witness in a Habeas Corpus case relating to abduction and murder of Bhikari Paswan, a jute mill worker, by the police. The radio adaptations of Kiriti are mainly in the form of Sunday Suspense stories over the last few years.

He was arrested at Darang, Assam, along with Mr. Krishna 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.

My family also faced harassment from the State because of my political involvement and sacrificed it normal life.

Views Read Edit View history. Mostly, he carries a magnifying glass with him. Public opinion is a major tool to establish rights of the citizenry in a democracy. In his own words, “In this universe, virtue and sin reside in parallel. Opinion building on these issues is definitely a responsibility for civil society rly.

The main victims are the people living at the fringes of society; people living near the border; political opponents and persons with rooy preferences. What is your approach and what kind of activities do you carry out to fight against torture and ill-treatment in your country? I have highlighted these human rights violations with the National Human Rights Commission and BSF officials, while meeting them on various occasions.

Kirity Roy: Ten Portraits against Torture and Impunity

Judicial harassment of human rights defender Kirity Roy Frontline defender, 6 October Blog Twitter Facebook Rss. With a long coat and cap, and a Briar pipe hanging from his lips, he is a dashing detective and very different from other sleuths. I came to know about the woes of agrarian poor and the misery of working people. His opinion on custodial torture; extra judicial killings, capital punishment and faulty criminal justice system get published in various international media of repute and appreciated his daring efforts to minimize violent subjugation of marginalized sections by bordering guards of India and release of Bangladeshi and Indian prisoners; completed their sentences in jails.


Reward for virtue and scorn for sin is the thumb rule of the universe.

Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. Though this private eye doesn’t wear Bangaliana on his sleeve, but flaunts a Western look, he is roundly Bengali and nationalistic in thought. English French Spanish You can also translate it on the fly: After saving her from a difficult situation in the tale “Kalo Bhromor”, Kiriti falls in love with Krishna Mehta, a Parsi lady. Super Sleuths and Other Stories. Kirity Roy is an Indian civil rights activist working in West Bengal.

While the right of torture survivors to redress is a basic human right enshrined in various international human rights treaties and recognised by several domestic laws in India, in reality most survivors never obtain redress.

After Feluda and Byomkesh, comes Kiriti”. 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. As secretary of a non-governmental human rights organisation based in Kolkata, Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha MASUM ,[1], he has been documenting alleged state atrocities upon the people from marginaliged sections of West Bengal.

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. Bringing torturers and those authorising torture to justice sends a strong warning to all existing and would-be perpetrators. The main perpetrators are the police, BSF, armed force personnel, the lower judiciary, components of the Criminal Justice System, prison and home officials, administrative officials, elected representatives.


What part plays and should play the public opinion in the fight against torture and what can the public do to support the fight against torture?

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In and around the nineteen eighties, an attempt was made to create a radio series on Kiriti’s tales.

Indian civil rights activists Living people Human rights in Bangladesh. Government of West Bengal must drop false charges against activists campaigning against torture Amnesty International9 April The first story introduces him as follows: This page was last edited on 19 Decemberat From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Kirity Roy – Wikipedia

I also regularly speak about the issue in front of students, activists, lawyers, human rights communities, social institutions, and governmental departments. I was born in a lower middle class family of urban Kolkata, West Bengal. Kiriti solves crimes with the help of his associate, Subrata Roy. Though, torture is prohibited under international law, it has been practiced in many countries to different extent and severity and India is not an exception.

They were posh and equally well-dressed.

He is perhaps the only Bengali detective who deconstructs a crime. Roh you give us examples of achievements linked to these activities? I lived with my parents and other siblings in an urban slum but I had access to regular school education. Later on 7th AprilI was arrested by the Anti-Terrorist Cell of Kolkata Police and detained in kiroty custody for the day and produced before the judicial magistrate and obtained bail. This was instrumental for me to become a human rights activist.

Kiriti Roy – Wikipedia

If this is the case, can you kindly precise. Today, what is the biggest challenge in the fight against torture in your country? Views Read Edit View history. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it.

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