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Freny Manecksha on why securing justice in Kashmir has become impossible

6 August 2011

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In Kashmir the conduct of state or panchayati raj elections are often touted as indicators of normality, of people’s willing participation in a democratic exercise. But these exercises signify nothing if the people themselves are denied access to justice and consequently lose faith in the state’s judicial institutions. A report based on two studies and a visit to the state.

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Tortuous Road to Justice in Kashmir
by Freny Manecksha
in: The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 46 No. 32 August 06 - August 12, 2011