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Machil Encounter Case

The Machil encounter case of 2010 in which three civilians were killed in Kashmir’s Kupwara district, can be seen as a test case. It shows that contrary to the view that the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act gives impunity to the army personnel in conflict areas, in actuality it is the Army Act and certain sections of the Code of Criminal Procedure along with various government orders that give full cover to erring army officers and allow them to go unpunished for violatinghuman rights.

Kashmir A Flood and Leaving People to Their Own Devices

The floods in Jammu and Kashmir showed that even the most elementary precautions were not taken in time, and the state government was caught napping. The result was that volunteers, mostly local youth, carried out rescue and relief operations in Srinagar and the Kashmir Valley, and so-called separatist leaders moved into the vacuum left by the state. The state's economy is in tatters, and reviving it is a momentous task.
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