Saturday, July 9, 2016

Supreme Court of India on use of force during insurgency

The Supreme Court of India has delivered a decision on the use of force in extraordinary circumstances in disturbed areas which are affected with insurgency.

The decision has resulted in sharp reactions from many quarters and I have attempted to dissect the same in this oped for ABP News titled "Human Rights and the Armed Forces: the unfilled space".

The decision has also touched upon the jurisdiction of regular criminal courts over military personnel and has held that personnel of the uniformed forces are not immune to the general law of the land.

The entire decision can be accessed here.

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