Scenes of village panchayat (courtroom) are among my best childhood recollections. Disputing parties would gather around a group of wise, usually old, men. Cases such as theft, forgery, property and family disputes would be taken up. Disputing parties would present their cases and then the accused, the aggrieved party and the witnesses would be cross-examined. After a little bit of deliberation, some pressure tactics and open pleas, the verdict would be delivered.
There is no denying the fact that multilateral platforms have their benefits. However, internationalizing a local or regional conflict mostly worsens it – as has happened in the case of SyriaEhtesham Shahid