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  • The more it changes…

    The more it changes…

    Strangers No More is hard reading, backed by the slow despair of most of the stories — a 15-year-old girl shot crossing a barbed wire fence between Bangladesh and West Bengal en route to her own wedding. The fact is that a legacy passed down by the British has continued 70 years after Independence with little or no mitigation of brutality and no room for the people of the North- east in the heart of India... A review

    April 8, 2018
  • AFSPA’s acid test?

    AFSPA’s acid test?

    The propriety of “releasing” to the media a petition filed in court even before cognisance has been taken of it is an issue upon which the apex court will have to be decide. The splash in the newspapers of a petition filed by the father of the Army officer against whom an FIR has been …

    February 12, 2018
  • AFSPA extended in Assam for six months

    AFSPA extended in Assam for six months

    The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been extended in Assam for the next six months, a Home Ministry official said on Friday. “The state government has for the first time since 1990 extended the act on its own. Earlier, the Home Ministry used to do it,” the official said. The extension comes …

    September 1, 2017
  • Army, AFSPA and the apex court

    Army, AFSPA and the apex court

    The Supreme Court recently issued directions that irrespective of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) being in force, an FIR would be registered in the case of every encounter involving the army. This direction was issued when it was hearing allegations pertaining to the period of insurgency in Mizoram, where the army was instrumental …

    May 8, 2017