Locals claim that contrary to official statements, the deaths near encounter sites are not necessarily a result of cross firing or “collateral damage”, but are “targeted killings” that occur a considerable distance away.
Having exhausted all domestic means in his quest for justice, Qalandar Khatana now wants the UN to look into allegations of gross human rights violations in J&K.
Over the course of a judicial inquiry into a 2012 incident that left 17 people dead, villagers in Bastar have come together to question the role security forces’ played.
Teresa Rehman’s book documents 12 narratives of Manipuri women activists who so radically sited their bodies for struggle and pushed the envelope to give a whole new meaning to the word “mother” in patriarchal structures.
Protestors in Kashmir are repeatedly detained under the Public Safety Act, often for long periods of time, even when security forces know the cases won’t stand in court.
Three weeks after a minor girl in Handwara alleged there had been a molestation bid on her by an army man, she remains in custody. Under what law and for what purpose is not clear.
Five young women use memory as a powerful weapon against the shameless attempts of the state machinery of Jammu & Kashmir and the Centre to erase mass sexual rape from public consciousness.
I visited Chhattisgarh this February and learnt first-hand how the criminal justice system operates in conflict zones.