AFSPA

  • Court finds prima facie evidence against Irom Sharmila 05-06-2014 01:01 PM

    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...
  • Want to meet Modi to seek repulsion of AFSPA: Irom Sharmila 29-05-2014 01:45 PM

    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 28-05-2014 03:54 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN 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 27-05-2014 03:51 PM

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila tells CNN-IBN her expectations from the new government. ...
  • Indian Army - Politicised or Criminalised? 28-04-2014 09:01 PM

    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 24-03-2014 06:20 PM

    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...
  • Power of 49: Women activists' demand to remove AFSPA still unfulfilled 08-03-2014 08:00 AM

    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 26-02-2014 04:32 PM

    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 said...
  • Problem cannot be solved using force against people: Rahul on AFSPA 26-02-2014 01:06 PM

    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 25-02-2014 04:13 PM

    "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...
  • Omar pitches for revocation of AFSPA, says Chidambaram had same view 24-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Srinagar: Stating that the revocation of AFSPA would be an indication of peace in Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday asserted that the gradual revocation of the controversial Act will begin in his present tenure. "Gradual revocation of AFSPA will begin in the present tenure of my...
  • Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections 23-02-2014 06:44 PM

    Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umer Farooq on Sunday voiced hope that the peace dialogue will resume after the general elections and said the amalgam would support the process to resolve the Kashmir issue if the Centre shows "sincerity". Speaking at a seminar in Srinagar, he said "after the polls...
  • Irom Sharmila rejects AAP offer to contest polls 14-02-2014 08:44 PM

    Kolkata: Manipur's 'Iron Lady' Irom Chanu Sharmila has rejected an offer from the Aam Aadmi Party to join politics and contest this year's Lok Sabha elections. "She got an offer, but she is not interested in joining politics at all," Sharmila's brother Irom Singhajit said from Imphal on Friday. The...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila 30-01-2014 04:58 PM

    A Delhi court on Thursday issued a production warrant for March 29 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she did not appear before it in a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death in New Delhi in 2006. The Manipuri activist, on a fast for over...
  • Pathribal encounter: Omar says Army's goodwill at stake over clean chit to accused 28-01-2014 02:32 PM

    Srinagar: In his first reaction on the 2000 Pathribal encounter case, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has flayed the Indian Army, saying that it needs to be "a lot more accommodating". The Army had on Friday closed its probe in the case, acquitting the five accused soldiers, saying...
  • Withdrawal of AFSPA would hit counter-terrorist operations in J&K: Army chief 30-12-2013 10:16 PM

    Srinagar: The terror infrastructure across the Line of Control (LoC) has the potential to vitiate the security environment in Jammu and Kashmir and AFSPA should not be withdrawn as it is a "strategic imperative" until the US' pullout from Afghanistan in 2014, Army Chief, General Bikram Singh, has said. In...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila 19-12-2013 03:10 PM

    A Delhi court on Thursday issued production warrant for January 30 against rights activist Irom Sharmila after she failed to turn up in a case lodged against her for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto- death in 2006. The Manipuri activist, who has been on a fast for over 12...
  • Manipur: Almost all encounters in the state are fake, says NHRC 13-11-2013 08:20 AM

    New Delhi: In the hearings after their visit to Manipur, the National Human Rights Commission has stated that many encounter cases in the state appeared to be fake. Twenty of the 44 encounter cases against the state security forces heard by the commission have been declared to be fake, whereas...
  • Demand for dropping all charges against Irom Sharmila 02-10-2013 07:02 PM

    Imphal: Rights activist Irom Sharmila on hunger-strike for close to 13 years demanding repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, and who has been arrested and re-arrested over the years, should be released, Amnesty International (India) said in Imphal on Wednesday. "Authorities must drop all charges against her,...
  • Discipline security establishment in handling Kashmir, says Mufti Mohammad Sayeed 22-09-2013 09:14 PM

    Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) patron and ex-chief minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday asked the central government to discipline its security establishment in handling Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a public meeting in Gadhigarh area of Gandhi Nagar assembly segment of Jammu district, Sayeed stressed on people's supremacy in running...
  • How accidental was the PLA's Raki Nulla adventure?

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    The Raki Nulla face off in April between Indian and Chinese troops was "accidental, not deliberately staged", is the word from the men in green...

  • J&K: Agitators attack Army school while protesting against killing of two youths 01-07-2013 01:39 PM

    Kashmir: Protesters agitating against the killing of two youths in Bandipora on Monday attacked and damaged the district's Army Goodwill School. Some of the protesters even tried to set the school's building on fire but were stopped by the police who arrived in time and dispersed the crowd. The protests...
  • Army orders inquiry over killing of two youths in J&K 30-06-2013 09:35 PM

    Srinagar: The Army has ordered an inquiry in the alleged killing of two youths in Sumbal in Bandipora district of Kashmir. The police has also registered a murder case. Major Gen RR Nimborker, GOC Victor Forces, said, "We deeply mourn their demise. You and I want to convey our deep...
  • 'Revocation of AFSPA may put peace in J&K at stake' 17-06-2013 07:27 PM

    Udhampur: Insisting that the revocation of AFSPA might put at stake the "fragile" peace existing in Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian Army on Monday said it has given advice to the Centre on the issue and it was for the government to take a call. "It is a measured Act....
  • Omar happy over Shinde's remarks on AFSPA revocation 13-06-2013 01:06 AM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday expressed happiness over what he called the central government's acknowledgement that the "controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has to be lifted from Jammu and Kashmir". Talking to media persons on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar, the...
  • Assam Rifles deny charges of extra-judicial killings 01-06-2013 05:21 AM

    Shillong: Assam Rifles Director General Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday denied that his troopers were involved in any extra-judicial killing during their counter-insurgency operations in India's northeastern states. "It is not true that Assam Rifles is indulging in extra-judicial killings," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of the 'Go...
  • Partial revocation of AFSPA in J&K strategically difficult: BJP 24-05-2013 01:26 AM

    Jammu: Contesting Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's proposal for partial revocation of AFSPA, the state unit of BJP on Thursday said it would be strategically difficult to nab a militant if the act is in force in one district and not in adjoining areas. Speaking to reporters in...
  • AFSPA lets the forces get away with war crimes: Sudeep Chakravarti 23-05-2013 05:57 PM

    The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act is in place in Manipur for the last 55 years. While the forces claim it is impossible to improve the security situation without it, its frequent abuse has led to the death and disappearance of many youths, it has led to rape of...
  • Controversial AFSPA completes 55 years despite protests for its removal 23-05-2013 08:41 AM

    Imphal: It has been 55 years since the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was first introduced. The longest demonstration against it has been on in Manipur with Irom Sharmila on a fast for over 12 years now. This April, Rashida Manjoo, the United Nations envoy on Violence Against...