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Sexual Violence and Impunity in Bastar

The state is in a renewed drive to "clean" Chhattisgarh of Naxalites. The large-scale combing operations have meant pillaging and looting of settlements, and mass sexual violence perpetrated on inhabitants of Peddagalur, Kunna and Nendra, among others, over the last six months. Victims and human rights groups are fighting an uphill battle to ensure that security forces and vigilante groups be held accountable for their crimes, and another reign of terror with impunity, like Salwa Judum, be stopped in its tracks.

Pushing the Poor to the Periphery in Mumbai

The resettlement packages offered to slum dwellers in Mumbai not only violate their right to shelter but also lead to deterioration in their quality of life. There is an urgent need to calculate the cost of repeated demolitions that push slum dwellers to the city's outer limits against that of acknowledging their right to housing.

Tortuous Road to Justice in Kashmir

In Kashmir the conduct of state or panchayati raj elections are often touted as indicators of normality, of people's willing participation in a democratic exercise. But these exercises signify nothing if the people themselves are denied access to justice and consequently lose faith in the state's judicial institutions. A report based on two studies and a visit to the state.
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