PERCEPTIONAL DIFFERENCES TOWARDS JARGA SYSTEM AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS: A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH

Keywords:

Jarga system, Perception, Informal justice system, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.

Abstract

Pakistan is a multi-ethnic, multilingual, and culturally diversified country where different mechanisms of dispute resolutions are in practice. These different ethnic groups have systems of conflict resolutions parallel with formal mechanisms of justice like that of Panchayat, Jarga,and Faisalu. The purpose of the current study was to examine differences and similarities in perception towards the jarga system as a mechanism of conflict resolution, across different age groups. A quantitative survey technique was adopted for the present study. Data was collected through a questionnaire from a sample of 270 respondents in different union councils of tehsil Katlang, District Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The sampling strategy for the study was multi-staged-cluster sampling, where clusters of union councils and different age groups were made. Sample for different age groups was drawn from the population through a proportionate sampling technique. Results of the study show an overall positive perception of the Jarga system in nearly all the age groups. A majority, 80% of the respondents consider the jarga system as an effective mechanism of conflict prevention and resolution. However, our results of the independent sample T-test show statistically significant variations in perception towards the state court system across different age groups. The study findings are mostly in contrast to the contemporary literature on the subject and are therefore an important contribution to the sociological debate regarding different dispute resolution systems within the Pakistani society.
 

Published

2021-07-01

How to Cite

PERCEPTIONAL DIFFERENCES TOWARDS JARGA SYSTEM AMONG DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS: A QUANTITATIVE APPROACH . (2021). Pakistan Journal of Society, Education and Language (PJSEL), 7(2), 114-124. Retrieved from https://pjsel.jehanf.com/index.php/journal/article/view/460