Echoes of destruction: An eviction drive to retrieve Kashmir’s state land

In this essay Qazi Shibli and Sajad Hameed look at the latest eviction drives in Indian controlled Kashmir. While claiming to retrieve encroached state land, the Union Territory administration is de facto illegally erasing years of land reform. Both from a historical and a legal perspective, the evictions appear as the latest episode of the … Read more

Book Excerpt: Violent Modernities

Law and violence are thought to share an antithetical relationship in postcolonial modernity. Violence is considered the other of law, lawlessness is understood to produce violence, and law is invoked and deployed to undo the violence of lawlessness. Violent Modernities uses a critical legal perspective to show that law and violence in the New India … Read more