Panchayating System In Australia

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Panchayat system is a local institution of conflict settlement that draws its legitimacy from traditional practice of tribal elite justice; whose unchecked power was reinforced by colonial rule on the lives of poor people. The feudal nature of the society, where tribal political elites and Biradari leaders want to strengthen their position or to deepen their hold through such informal structures; makes this parallel justice system widely acceptable amongst the masses. The honorable men of the society head the informal justice forum and suggest solutions that are binding on the parties involved focusing on restoration of societal equilibrium rather than individual human rights (National Commission on Status of Women).
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