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Law made injustice possible in Ayodhya, Hyderabad encounter cases. Will this happen with CAA too? – By Kaveri Haritas 

In these tumultuous times, India is running into the limits of the law and experiencing how the letter of the law is, ironically, enabling injustice. Three recent instances illustrate this: the Ayodhya verdict, the Hyderabad encounter killings of rape accused and the citizenship law and protests against it.…

We look up to law as a tool for enabling justice and identifying illegalities. The law is considered a saviour of the masses, an instrument that one resorts to, when all else has failed – the only glimmer of hope in what is otherwise a dismal state of injustice in India.

We have looked to the Supreme Court as the protector of the weakest in this country and it has in many instances come forth to provide justice. But today this seems a distant dream, as India is forced to adopt the cynicism that French theorist Michel Foucault expressed of the law as a tool of oppression.…


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