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Eye for an Eye, Tooth for a Tooth, Encounter for a Rape

Encounter killing of accused in Telangana is hardly a deterrent against rape. On the contrary, it magnifies the patriarchal notions of men protecting the honor of women through violence, which fuels myriad violence against women everyday. Writes Rumela Sen.     “Two Wrongs don’t make a Right, but they make a good Excuse” -Thomas Szasz […]


दुश्मन देश का हिस्सा है बस्तर का गोमपाड़, नलकाटोंग? A report on the Sukma ‘encounter’

On August 6th 2018, news reports indicated that 15 ‘Naxals’ had been gunned down by the Chhattisgarh police in Sukma district. This encounter happened near Nalkatong village in the Konta Block of South Sukma. A day after all these claims, hundreds of women adivasis in Bastar protested against this police action, calling it a ‘fake […]


Encounter Raj continues in Yogi’s UP: 2 killed in Ramnagar-Barabanki

More than 1000 ‘encounters’ have taken place in the last ten months in UP, under Yogi Adityanath’s governance. While the UP government cites this to claim improved law and order conditions in the state, UP’s civil society has heavily criticized the government’s bypassing of judiciary in dealing with ‘law and order’. Many claim that the […]