Justice articles

Lost Again

Lost Again

Fourteen years after people normally move out of jail but Muzzafar Rather could go to gallows in West Bengal in absence of good defence, Aakash Hassan reports the cycle of hope and despair

24 years and counting

This week, Muhammad Qasim Faktoo would complete 24 years in jail, which is half his life, reports Tasavur Mushtaq Fighting the family battle of survival after his father’s death, a young boy in

Oh, Jana

The hope of having him alive keeps Jana Begum going. A witness to five deaths in last two decades, the old lady is waiting for her disappeared son’s return for the last 15

Jail Memoir

The 76-days detention was revealing to the human rights defender Khurram Parvez, who walked out last week from Kot Bhalwal. He shares his indelible impressions and the dichotomy of law in theory and

Jail Chalo

As the crisis enters fourth month, arrests dominate the scene. Now cops move from door-to-door and get the ‘suspects’ to police station where they are served detention orders and quickly moved to the

‘Shafi Ma Lobukh?’

When a Class 11 Batamaloo boy became one of the earliest enforced disappearance cases in Srinagar at the stroke of nineties, a silent death spree started in his family. To get the promising

Firm of Liberty

As the situation crowded the jails across the state, not many could afford to arrange their court battles. It was then a legal firm chipped in aiding hundreds of incarcerated—especially youth booked under

The Bravehearts

They were toddlers when Kunan tragedy became international news in 1991. Two decades later, five girls approached court and reopened the shut and closed case. Mohammad Raafi locates the Kunan petitioners to understand