1st Edition

Human Rights Violations in Kashmir

    232 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The book is a comprehensive study on human rights in Kashmir in relation to the dynamics of Indo-Pakistani policies, providing a structured and interdisciplinary approach to the subject.

    Whilst surveying some of the most appalling case studies of human rights abuses, the book offers a methodical analysis of the structural and structured human rights violations in the divided Kashmir and placing them in a much broader context of South Asian politics. The book examines root causes responsible for a human rights violations-prone environment and climate of impunity in which the actors perpetrate their crimes unpunished, unwrapping legal and extralegal nexus behind the crimes.

    Human Rights Violations in Kashmir will appeal to students and scholars of peace and conflict studies, international relations, human rights studies and South Asian studies.

    1. Introduction  Part 1: Violations of human rights in Indian-administered Kashmir  2. Human rights in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir: Introduction  3. Selected root causes and the structure of human rights violations  4. Documentation of the Human Rights abuses  5. Selected manifestations of the Human Rights violations in the Valley  6. Human rights after Article 370 abrogation  7. Beyond the Valley  8. Concluding notes: empower the people, expunge impunity  Part 2: Violations of Human Rights in Pakistani-administered Kashmir  9. The Frameworks of Impunity  10. The Structure of Abuse  11. Epilogue


    Piotr Balcerowicz is Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland and Professor at the University of Munich, Germany. He specialises in Asian and Western philosophical traditions, in particular, Indian philosophies and religions, South Asian history, international relations, political philosophy and human rights. His latest book is Early Asceticism in India (Routledge, 2016).

    Agnieszka Kuszewska, political scientist, is Associate Professor at the Jagiellonian University, Poland. She specialises in international relations, conflict and security studies, geostrategic specificity and contemporary history of South Asia. She is the author of three books, including Understanding Pakistan. Radicalization, terrorism and other challenges (2015).