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

Articles By Warisha Farasat

Understanding Impunity in Jammu and Kashmir

The report Alleged Perpetrators: Stories of Impunity in J&K prepared by the International People's Tribunal on Human Righs and Justice and the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons hinges on the concept of individual criminal responsibility while naming the alleged perpetrators of serious human rights violations. The prevailing impunity in Kashmir points to the complete lack of political will to reverse this state of affairs and resolve the political conflict.

The Forgotten Carnage of Bhagalpur

Twenty three years ago Bhagalpur district witnessed one of the worst communal riots in post-independent India. The victims - mainly Muslims - are still struggling, socially and fi nancially. This essay lays out the main fi ndings of the official commissions of inquiry set up to investigate the carnage and interweaves the context of a research study by the Centre for Equity Studies documenting the experiences of victims/survivors in Bhagalpur on justice and reparations, and makes policy recommendations on the framework for reparations for the victims.