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US state department blasts India over rights violations

WASHINGTON: US state department in its report on human rights situation in India criticized “instances of police and security force abuses, including extrajudicial killings, torture and rape” as the “most significant human rights problems in India.” The Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 2016 stated that a “lack of accountability for misconduct at all levels of government” persists in India, “contributing to widespread impunity.” The report noted that widespread corruption is also to blame for ineffective…