AFSPA

  • J&K polls: NC raking autonomy, AFSPA issues to avoid accountability, says Congress 22 hours 56 minutes ago

    Bardal: Hitting out at its former ally, Congress on Thursday said that National Conference is raking up autonomy and AFSPA issues to avoid accountability for their non performance in the state. "NC is again resorting to their wild cries to repeat their old rhetorics to avoid accountability for their non...
  • Congress divided over AFSPA, Amarinder Singh against repealing of the Act November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party remains divided over the issue of Armed Forces Special Power Act. Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha Captain Amarinder Singh has strongly defended the act and was against repealing of the Act. Singh raised the verdict in the 2010 Machil encounter case, where 5...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 15, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Congress, PDP didn't support me in revocation of AFSPA: Omar Abdullah November 15, 2014

    Ganderbal(J&K): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday accused both his coalition partner Congress and opposition Peoples' Democratic Party of not supporting him in his endeavour to get controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) revoked. He also said that PDP did not support him as the opposition...
  • Kiren Rijiju hits out at Chidambaram for calling AFSPA an 'obnoxious law' November 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday hit back at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his comments on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju criticised Chidambaram saying that it was wrong on his part to make statements against AFSPA when his party...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila charged with attempted suicide, jailed for 15 days August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was on Friday charged with attempted suicide and sent to 15day judicial custody. Sharmila, who had refused to be examined by doctors upon her release on Wednesday, was taken away forcibly by police personnel from her protest site in Imphal. Irom, who was freed on Wednesday,...
  • Irom rearrested but AFSPA not on Manipur government's talking table August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila was again arrested on Friday while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. After Irom Sharmila refused medical examination the police on Friday morning forcibly picked her up and took her away in a police van. Brutal manhandling and force...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site August 22, 2014

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila refuses to be examined by doctors, likely to be detained August 21, 2014

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila may be detained or arrested overnight, say sources, after she refused to be examined by doctors in Imphal on Thursday. The police presence at her protest site has been increased. Sharmila had, upon her release on Wednesday, said that she wouldn't allow anybody to forcefeed her....
  • Won't allow any forcefeeding, says Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila August 21, 2014

    Imphal: Post her release based on the lack of evidence as cited by a Manipur court, Irom Sharmila has said that she will not allow any attempt to forcefeed her. "I will not take any force feed this time. I will not allow any medical set up. I don't feel...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 20, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • Manipur's Iron Lady vows to continue war on AFSPA after release August 20, 2014

    Imphal: The imagery is old, Irom Sharmila has walked out many times out of the Jawahar Lal Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal. But this walk is different, without the tag that here is a woman trying to commit suicide. Once out, an emotional Sharmila led by Meira Paibis, only asked...
  • News 360: Irom Sharmila freed, says her fast against AFSPA will continue August 20, 2014

    Irom Sharmila has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had said that she should be released immediately. ...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA August 20, 2014

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast against AFSPA will continue after her release, says her brother August 20, 2014

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14yearlong fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This comes a day after she was acquitted of attempted suicide. "Yesterday, just after hearing the news of Sharmila's release from the court, we were very happy because at...
  • News 360: Molestation survivor harassed by Mumbai Police August 19, 2014

    In yet another case of insensitivity by the police, a young woman had to undergo a harrowing ordeal when she went to file her complaint for molestation by goons in Mumbai. ...
  • Relief for Irom Sharmila as court orders release August 19, 2014

    A landmark directive from a sessions court in Manipur has come as a relief for antiAFSPA activist Iron Sharmila. The court has ordered her release from custody. ...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • Government rules out changes in AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is understood to have ruled out changes in the controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and favoured its continuation in the present form in the state. The decision in this regard is understood to have been taken at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on...
  • Court finds prima facie evidence against Irom Sharmila June 5, 2014

    A local court has ruled that there is prima facie evidence of attempt to commit suicide against Manipur social activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who has been on fast for the past 13 years to demand withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from the state. Chief Judicial Magistrate of Imphal...
  • Want to meet Modi to seek repulsion of AFSPA: Irom Sharmila May 29, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on hunger strike for over a decade, was in Delhi for a court hearing and hoped to meet PM Narendra Modi to seek the repulsion of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. She was asked to appear in a 2006 case of attempting...
  • There shouldn't be a conflict between law and human rights: MoS Home May 28, 2014

    Speaking to CNNIBN on the Irom Sharmila case, MoS Home Kiren Rijiju said that while dealing with Irom Sharmila's case, there can't be any conflict between human rights and the law. "While establishing the rule of law, there should not be any abuse of human rights," he said. ...
  • I hope Modi government repeals AFSPA: Irom Sharmila May 27, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila tells CNNIBN her expectations from the new government. ...
  • Indian Army Politicised or Criminalised? April 28, 2014

    Delhi is agog with the news that the elevation of Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag, Eastern Army Commander as the next Chief of Army Staff is imminent. This is despite the fact that there are allegations of serious abuse of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) under the watch of...
  • PDP accuses National Conference for spreading rumours March 24, 2014

    Peoples Democratic Party on Monday accused ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of spreading baseless rumours about the opposition party allying with BJP. "In order to divert attention from its own unholy alliances and opportunistic coalitions, one of which in 1987 set the state on path of destruction, it (National...
  • Power of 49: Women activists' demand to remove AFSPA still unfulfilled March 8, 2014

    Imphal: On Women's Day, CNN-IBN's Power of 49 series highlights how women, who form 49 per cent of the electorate, are wielding greater power in the upcoming 2014 Lok Sabha elections. However, in Manipur it seems politicians just do lip service about women's empowerment and the major demand of women...
  • Any conflict can be resolved through discussions: Rahul February 26, 2014

    Guwahati: The insurgency problem in Manipur like in Assam could be resolved through discussions, devolution of power and love, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday. "I am inspired by Mahatma Gandhi that any conflict can be resolved through discussions, love and peace. So that is my answer," Gandhi...
  • Problem cannot be solved using force against people: Rahul on AFSPA February 26, 2014

    Guwahati: Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the Manipur situation would be resolved soon, however, he was non-committal on Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Rahul who was interacting with Assam students also said that problem cannot be solved by using force against the people. "You cannot solve problems by...
  • Imphal band's 'A.F.S.P.A why don't you go f**k yourself?', an angry hit on Soundcloud February 25, 2014

    "Empowered with Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), soldiers have brutalised, raped, and murdered many lives in places like Kashmir and Manipur. Irom Sharmila has completed her 12 years of her protest against the act, but the world is deaf and blind still," read the description of the song 'A.F.S.P.A...