Tag: AFSPA

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  • 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
  • Soldiers need support in insurgency-hit areas

    Soldiers need support in insurgency-hit areas

    The Supreme Court is presently hearing a PIL on alleged extra-judicial killings during the peak of insurgency in Manipur. It has been pressurising the CBI, presently investigating some of the cases, to speed up its processes. At the last hearing on 30 July the court summoned the head of CBI and left him with the …

    August 7, 2018
  • Narratives in conflict

    Narratives in conflict

    In the early 1990s, when insurgency convulsed the Kashmir Valley, “insider” and “outsider” narratives offered an unedifying picture of men and boys being rounded up and forced to sit outdoors, in freezing winter and under the blazing sun in summer. Yet another narrative, the infamous case of Kunan Poshpora, where reports of more than 50 …

    July 10, 2018
  • Why AFSPA had to go

    Why AFSPA had to go

    The withdrawal of AFSPA from the North-east was necessary as the region seeks a legal and democratic framework to offer India connectivity to the east, says Rakhee Bhattacharya

    May 24, 2018
  • Time for review

    Time for review

    The revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh has created quite a stir because this draconian law has been a subject of intense debate across the country for decades. This writer has been a member of the National Security Advisory Board for two terms. A question I …

    April 29, 2018
  • The North-east beyond AFSPA

    The North-east beyond AFSPA

    The Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA), which has defined North East India for the last six decades since 1958 within a frame of ‘exception’ is gradually losing its relevance with the changing perceptions of the region. With the recent announcement of its complete removal from Meghalaya with effect from 31 March 2018, AFSPA has …

    April 29, 2018
  • AFSPA removal due to improved security situation in last 4 years: Kiren Rijiju

    AFSPA removal due to improved security situation in last 4 years: Kiren Rijiju

    MoS Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju hailed the removal of the AFSPA adding that it was a result of the improved security situation in the region.

    April 24, 2018
  • CPM demands repeal of AFSPA, PSA

    CPM demands repeal of AFSPA, PSA

    The CPM on Tuesday demanded repeal of the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) from Jammu and Kashmir and ban use of pellet guns to control mobs in Kashmir. The demand has been made in a resolution that was adopted in the two days, 11th state conference of the J&K …

    March 21, 2018
  • CPM demands repeal of AFSPA, PSA from J-K

    CPM demands repeal of AFSPA, PSA from J-K

    The participants in one voice urged upon the governments of India and Pakistan to take measures for silencing the guns along the LoC and the border.

    March 20, 2018
  • No plans to withdraw or amend AFSPA: Govt

    No plans to withdraw or amend AFSPA: Govt

    The government has no plans to withdraw or amend “the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990”, which gives the security forces immunity and special rights in carrying out operations in disturbed areas, Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday. Ahir, however, said in the Lok Sabha that a proposal is under …

    March 20, 2018