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Dirty War comes closer to home

India has always been exceptional, though it has endured Dirty Wars on a larger scale than most other places

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Devangshu Datta 



Devangshu Datta

The term “Dirty War” was coined in Argentina by a military government which wanted to justify mass rape, torture, executions without trials, arrests without bail, chucking dissidents out of planes, etc, as necessary to “prevent subversion”. Between 1976 and 1983, over 30,000 Argentines were killed in sundry ways by men in uniform, usually after being sexually violated and tortured.

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First Published: Fri, January 14 2022. 23:15 IST

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