Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2003
This description of S. Pandian's work was prepared when S. Pandian was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
S. Pandian is spearheading a widespread movement in India to demand humane treatment for people subjected to police custodial care and interrogation. He organizes systematic education on human rights and legal issues for rural activists, common people, and police personnel. He also is building a sustained campaign, including a victims' forum, to enforce custodial justice and abolish torture in rural police stations, jails, and institutions.
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