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

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Flip-flops in Police Investigation

An analysis of some investigative loopholes in the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts case adds weight to the growing voices that suggest that the accused may have been framed.

Securing the Nation State as Terrorist

Kafkaland: Prejudice, Law and Counterterrorism in India by Manisha Sethi (Three Essays Collective), 2014; pp 228, Rs 350.

Politics of Terror: The Mecca Masjid Blast Case

This article looks at the way the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case in Hyderabad was dealt with by the state, and the way the investigations, trials as well as the political discourse surrounding it have unfolded. It locates the legal and non-legal proceedings in the case within the "war on terror" that is being fought in Hyderabad. All legal documents like first information reports and trial proceedings as well as non-legal documents like fact-finding reports and reports in the media have been used for the study. The article is also based on interviews with some of the accused, the lawyers who defended them, as well as civil rights workers who worked on the case.
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