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

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Judicial Impunity

The recent Supreme Court judgment in the Pathribal case is very disappointing.

Fake encounters, along with various other human rights violations, have been a reality for the people of Jammu and Kashmir over the last 22 years. In 2008, according to media reports, S upreme Court justices Aftab Alam and G S Singhvi made observations in court in relation to the practice of fake encounters for rewards in Jammu and Kashmir. With about 8,000 persons disappeared, 70,000 persons killed, numerous cases of torture, rape and other human rights violations, Jammu and Kashmir has seen institutional denial of justice.

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