ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Dashed Hopes

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.

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Updated On : 29th Aug, 2017


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