Afspa

  • 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 15-day 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 re-arrested 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 man-handling 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 22, 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 force-feed her....
  • Won't allow any force-feeding, 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 force-feed 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

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  • 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 14-year-long 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 anti-AFSPA 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 June 14, 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 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 June 14, 2014

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila tells CNN-IBN 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...
  • Omar pitches for revocation of AFSPA, says Chidambaram had same view February 24, 2014

    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 government....
  • Mirwaiz hopes Kashmir peace talks will resume after elections February 23, 2014

    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 a...
  • Irom Sharmila rejects AAP offer to contest polls February 14, 2014

    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 offer...
  • Delhi court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila January 30, 2014

    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 12...
  • Pathribal encounter: Omar says Army's goodwill at stake over clean chit to accused January 28, 2014

    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 the...