Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 4th October, 2008 :A panel discussion on ‘Understanding Impunity and its Impact on the Rule of Law Notions’ was organised by the South Asia Forum for Human Rights (SAFHR) at the ICSSR auditorium in Panjab University, Chandigarh.
Johanna Lokhande spoke on ‘Evaluating the Criminal Justice System’. She elaborated how people of all religions suffered due to the Gujarat riots and its after effects. She also mentioned that during Gujrat riots, around 4,000 FIRs were registered, and 2,000 of them were disposed of without any investigation. Thereafter, Jasmine Marwah told the details of her research on mass cremations in Punjab that was unravelled by Jaswant Singh Khalra. During the discussions, it came to light that counselling should be provided to those who had undergone such incidents of violence.