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

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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.

State Brutality in Kashmir

We strongly condemn the recent spate of state-perpetrated violence in Kashmir and its persistent framing as a law and order problem. Surely the unrelenting struggles of millions of Kashmiris must force us to question the reprehensible language of externally induced disturbance –indeed, if the most...

Shopian Provocation

We condemn the reported reinstatement of four police offi cers accused of tampering evidence in the Shopian rapes and murders case. Right from the very beginning the police tried to dismiss the rapes and murders of the two women Neelofar and Asiya, in May 2009, as cases of drowning, refused to lodge...
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