Justice Files - Netflix

Fri 21 June 2019

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A study of crime in America features film footage and eyewitness accounts. Also: how certain cases have impacted on the U.S. legal system.

Justice Files - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: None

Justice Files - Gujarat Files - Netflix

Gujarat Files:Anatomy of a Cover Up is a book about the 2002 Gujarat riots authored and self-published by Rana Ayyub. The book is dedicated to Shahid Azmi along with advocate and activist Mukul Sinha. The foreword of the book is authored by Justice B. N. Srikrishna.

Justice Files - Mint - Netflix

In a review of the book in Mint, Salil Tripathi notes that “The picture that emerges from Gujarat Files is profoundly disillusioning because it reveals that the checks and balances which are so vital for a functioning democracy simply did not work in Gujarat.” The officers Ayyub interviewed express helplessness in carrying out illegal orders because not doing so would jeopardize their careers, according to Tripathi. While commending Ayyub for her courage in the journalistic work she did to collect the material for this book, Tripathi observes:

The most disturbing part about Ayyub’s account is the casual acceptance of encounters. Senior police officers are aware of the questionable legality of encounters, but they seem to accept these as part of their job; their regret is over details (such as there was no need to kill Kausar Bi), and not over the practice itself.Human rights groups have long criticized extra-judicial executions in India, and “encounter” is a euphemism for illegal murders carried out by the state.

Justice Files - References - Netflix


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