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  • Modi government brought Assam in development mainstream: Shah

    Modi government brought Assam in development mainstream: Shah

    Amit Shah along with BJP president J.P. Nadda inaugurated Assam BJP's new headquarters in Guwahati. The six-storey building was named after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

    October 8, 2022
  • Armed Forces (Special Power) to reduce in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur: Amit Shah

    Armed Forces (Special Power) to reduce in Nagaland, Assam, Manipur: Amit Shah

    Shah announced the much expected decision in three separate tweets when most of the political parties and NGOs have been demanding to repeal the AFSPA and the demand intensified after the security forces killed 14 people and injured 30 others in Mon district of Nagaland on December 4 and 5 last year.

    March 31, 2022
  • Centre extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 months

    Centre extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 months

    Interestingly, the law was first introduced by the British to suppress the Quit India movement in 1942.

    December 30, 2021
  • AFSPA should be withdrawn immediately from Nagaland: Brinda Karat

    AFSPA should be withdrawn immediately from Nagaland: Brinda Karat

    The Centre on Sunday constituted a high-level committee, headed by a secretary-rank officer, to examine the possibility of lifting the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Nagaland.

    December 27, 2021
  • Of outrageous fortune

    Of outrageous fortune

    The AFSPA (1958) that happens to be one of the most draconian instruments of security and control, first applied to Assam and Manipur and later amended in 1972 to extend to Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram and Nagaland, vests unaccountable and extraordinary powers with the armed forces. The public consciousness against the AFPSA was raised when a group of elderly and middle-aged women from different organisations of the Meira Paibi the largest civilian movement fighting state atrocities and human rights violations in Manipur, besides drug abuse and crimes against women - led a protest march against the rape of Thangjam Manorama by soldiers of Assam Rifles. The fast unto death begun by Irom Chanu Sharmila on 2 November 2000, in protest against the Act, that continued well into August 2016, stirred public conscience

    December 20, 2021
  • Government declares Nagaland as disturbed area for six months

    Government declares Nagaland as disturbed area for six months

    Nagaland has been under the coverage of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) for almost six decades.

    July 1, 2020
  • 3 seats & Idea of India

    3 seats & Idea of India

    The day political parties truly demonstrate that the real weight of those three seats from J&K in Parliament is worth 100 per cent to the 'idea of India', maybe the tide will finally turn. The perpetuation of the 'us-versus-them' storyline within J&K has to end, the security forces need to keep up the steel and guard as they have done so selflessly for decades ~wherever AFSPA is required, so be it ~but the government has to demonstrate empathy, compassion and creativity in reaching-out to the mainstream, politically and psychologically.

    May 27, 2020
  • Govt extends AFSPA for another 6 months in Nagaland

    Govt extends AFSPA for another 6 months in Nagaland

    The Ministry had last time extended AFSPA in the state on June 30 for six months which was scheduled to end on December 29.

    December 30, 2019
  • Assam govt extends AFSPA for six months, effective from August 28

    Assam govt extends AFSPA for six months, effective from August 28

    The Armed Forces Special Powers Act is imposed in areas where armed forces are required to operate in aid to civil authorities.

    September 8, 2019
  • Omar blames Mehbooba for NIA case against Mirwaiz

    Omar blames Mehbooba for NIA case against Mirwaiz

    Reiterating the demand for revocation of AFSPA, Omar said it should be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir the way it was scrapped in Arunachal Pradesh.

    April 6, 2019
  • AFSPA: A state of myopia

    AFSPA: A state of myopia

    The faint hopes that an overdue political debate on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was in the offing ~ generated by its partial relaxation in nine districts of Arunachal Pradesh ~ have been dashed.

    April 6, 2019
  • Congress manifesto ‘anti-forces’, AFSPA promise demoralising military: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Congress manifesto ‘anti-forces’, AFSPA promise demoralising military: Nirmala Sitharaman

    Sitharaman said the Congress manifesto will be interpreted as being in favour of terrorists as it wants to dilute the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

    April 3, 2019
  • Congress manifesto on Kashmir: Will review AFSPA, reduce Army presence

    Congress manifesto on Kashmir: Will review AFSPA, reduce Army presence

    The Congress Manifesto titled ‘Congress Will Deliver’ said a review of both the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and the Disturbed Areas Act would be carried out, and “suitable changes will be made in the text of the laws”.

    April 2, 2019
  • Fragile morale?

    Fragile morale?

    In rejecting a plea that they recuse themselves from hearing a case of alleged fake encounters involving the security forces in Manipur, Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit of the Supreme Court have sent out a strong signal to the military and police communities, and their civil/political backers that the sinews of the uniformed …

    November 14, 2018
  • Ominous infamy

    Ominous infamy

    No Army relishes being tasked with internal security duties: particularly when the adversary has well-trained cadres, indoctrinated to believe they are battling against oppressive authoritarianism, and also enjoy a degree of local popularity that can translate into political support. Yet it is upon such duties that the Indian Army has earned its reputation and built …

    October 16, 2018
  • AFSPA extended in Arunachal Pradesh’s three districts for 6 months

    AFSPA extended in Arunachal Pradesh’s three districts for 6 months

    According to a Home Ministry official, the decision was taken following a review of the law and order situation in the state's three districts and the eight police station.

    October 3, 2018
  • Government mustn’t abandon the soldier

    Government mustn’t abandon the soldier

    Recent reports say that over 350 officers and men of the army, have approached the Supreme Court jointly to challenge the way one of its benches has begun pressurising the CBI to speed up its investigation of the alleged Manipur extra-judicial encounters filed by the Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association. The court had summoned …

    August 21, 2018