In Pursuit of Justice
Pathribal Fake Encounter Case
The palpably fake encounter killing of innocent villagers at Pathribal has become one of the bellwether cases about India's human rights record in Kashmir and the manner in which the State deals with this. For more than 12 years, the Government of India has done everything in its power to deny justice to the victims and protect the guilty. In this context, the Supreme Court's judgment on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has only strengthened the impunity of the security forces and weakened the fundamental rights of citizens.
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