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

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Sexual Violence and Culture of Impunity in Kashmir

The present discourse addressing the culture of impunity regarding sexual violence by security forces in Kashmir suffers from a structural limitation - its fixation on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1990, and the institution that this law protects. The experiences and fate of many cases of sexual violence, where survivors have attempted to access the justice system, suggest a more complex structure of violence and impunity; AFSPA is only a small cog in this giant machinery of institutionalised repression.
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