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Seema Misra

In: Challenging the Rule(s) of Law: Colonialism, Criminology and Human Rights in India

Chapter 7: Whose Life is it Anyway? Adivasi Communities and Entitlements to Life

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Whose Life is it Anyway? Adivasi Communities and Entitlements to Life
Whose life is it anyway? Adivasi communities and entitlements to life
SeemaMisra
Introduction

‘The law favours and protects only the rich’ is a constant refrain. Far from being mere rhetoric, this is the everyday experience of most people that contradicts the notion of the supremacy of the rule of law. The belief that equality and the protection of the law are available only to the politically and economically well placed is reinforced by the differential treatment of illegality in society. This does not bode well for peace and the maintenance of law and order in society.

Illegality is decided by law. What comprises an illegal act and the remedies that are available are clearly defined and provided by ...

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