International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir (IPTK)

JULY 19, 2009

A Brief on Rape and Murder in Shopian, Kashmir

Full Report (PDF)

Photos and Video
Shopian-related Civlian Injuries and Death (PDF)
Extended Bibliography

Table of Contents

1. Context -- 2
2. Event -- 3
3. Obstruction of Justice - Security and Medical Apparatus -- 6
4. Obstruction of Justice - State Apparatus, Police Inaction, Witness and Forensic Statements -- 8
5. Systemic Impediments to Rule of Law - Commission of Inquiry 'Findings' -- 13
6. State of Exception and Security Forces -- 18
7. Civil Society Dissent and the Events in Perspective -- 22
8. Endnotes -- 25

Written by

Dr. Angana Chatterji, Convener IPTK and Professor, Anthropology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Advocate Parvez Imroz, Convener IPTK and Founder, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society
Gautam Navlakha, Convener IPTK and Editorial Consultant, Economic and Political Weekly
Zahir-Ud-Din, Convener IPTK and Vice-President, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society
Advocate Mihir Desai, Legal Counsel IPTK and Lawyer, Mumbai High Court and Supreme Court of India
Khurram Parvez, Liaison IPTK and Programme Coordinator, Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society


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