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Judging the soldiers: confronting extrajudicial killing on India’s borders

Chopra, Surabhi (2016) Judging the soldiers: confronting extrajudicial killing on India’s borders. South Asia @ LSE (17 Aug 2016). Blog Entry.

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Last month, the Supreme Court of India ruled that armed forces personnel and police cannot use excessive or retaliatory force in Kashmir and the northeast. Surabhi Chopra writes that this marks a shift from the de facto immunity that many soldiers operating in areas covered by the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act have exploited to date. However, she also notes that the government are unlikely to welcome the development, or support investigations into human rights abuses in the borderlands.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2019 00:19

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