Signing International Convention is not sufficient, but the same has to be complied with by all Nations, otherwise the Conventions will remain like a Directive State Policy in India Constitution.
Yet, the Indian media opted to maintain blissful silence on
June 26, by not devoting enough space to speak about the
International Day against Torture. The silence exposes the lack
of appreciation and understanding in the Indian media of the
importance of torture and the destructive role it plays in
undermining free speech and expression. It also illuminates the
professional neglect the media entrains against people’s
The government of India has so far denied that torture is a
problem affecting the country’s rule of law. This denial challenges
the constitutional mandate of any government that assumes
office promising to protect democracy, promote the rule of law
and fulfill constitutional guarantees.