ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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High Court's Verdict on Khairlanji: Justice Diminished

While commuting the death sentence of the six convicts in the Khairlanji dalit killings case to imprisonment for 25 years, the high court did not think there was a caste angle or that any planning was involved in the crime. Indeed, the Khairlanji murderers had almost managed a cover-up at the local level; the cracks appeared only as a result of public outrage. It is still rumoured locally that the kingpins have gone scot-free. The whole episode reveals, in a microcosm, the character of the state vis-à-vis dalits.



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