Armed Forces Special Powers Act

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Charges against me are baseless: Irom Sharmila 04-03-2013 05:42 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Irom Sharmila said that she loved life and was only using fast as a means of protest. ...
  • Manipur: Rapes, murders and AFSPA 16-01-2013 09:20 PM

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  • Has India abandoned Irom Sharmila, Iron Lady of Manipur? 05-11-2012 11:26 PM

    Irom Sharmila, Manipur's 'Iron Lady', on Monday completed 12 years of protest demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). ...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast enters the 12th year 05-11-2012 07:18 PM

    She is protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. ...
  • Irom Sharmila completes 12 years of protest 05-11-2012 12:22 PM

    Imphal: Irom Sharmila, Manipur's 'Iron Lady', on Monday completed 12 years of protest demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). On an indefinite fast, Sharmila, who is force-fed through the nose to keep her alive began her fast till death after ten persons, including a boy who...
  • AFSPA issue in J&K under MHA purview: Army Chief 27-10-2011 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: Amid reports that the Army is opposed to withdrawal of controversial AFSPA from some areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief General VK Singh on Thursday said the issue is under the purview of the Home Ministry. He said the Army has already given its inputs on the...
  • Army opposes AFSPA removal from J&K 23-10-2011 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Army is against removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Kashmir, saying that there is no let-up in infiltration bids. According to sources, Army has taken up AFSPA issue with Cabinet Secretary, claiming that there is no let up in infiltration from across...
  • Irom's cause is riskier to support, Anna's is safe

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    "Why don't you cover Irom Sharmila's decade-old fast with the same intensity as you did Anna Hazare's 13-day fast?" asked Binalakshmi Nepram, the founder of...

  • I am trying to revisit AFSPA: P Chidambaram 01-09-2011 05:38 PM

    New Delhi: A fresh attempt is being made to build consensus within the Government to amend the controversial Armed Forces Special (Powers) Act (AFSPA), Home Minister P Chidambaram indicated on Thursday. "I am trying to revisit AFSPA but as you know one needs to build a consensus within the government...
  • Anna becomes an icon, Irom Sharmila forgotten 29-08-2011 09:58 AM

    New Delhi: Anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare's 13-day fast might have attracted thousands and captured the imagination of an entire nation, but in sharp and dismaying contrast is the iconic struggle of Irom Sharmila in Manipur. She has been on a fast for over a decade, without food and water. Her...
  • Spot the difference: Hazare vs Irom Sharmila 20-04-2011 06:40 PM

    New Delhi: Irom Sharmila Chanu and Anna Hazare have one thing in common " the ability to fast indefinitely for what they perceive is right. But the similarities end there. She has been on a political fast for 11 years but her silent resilience moves you when you realize the...
  • Manipuris caught between state and militants 06-09-2009 12:02 AM

    Separatists hound people for money, security forces harass them for 'collusion'. ...
  • Manipur security men allegedly detain 11-year-old girl 21-08-2009 01:36 AM

    The Armed Forces Special Forces Act raises a storm again. ...
  • Manipur rages over 'fake kills' 05-08-2009 11:39 PM

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  • Force-fed Manipuri activist released, arrested again 09-03-2009 06:18 PM

    New Delhi: Human rights activist Irom Sharmila was re-arrested today and produced before a chief judicial magistrate in Imphal. Manipur's 'Iron Lady' was released from yet another year of detention on Saturday. Irom Sharmila had begun her protest against the Malom massacre of 2000 in which 10 civilians were gunned...
  • Tough militancy law will stay: Antony 27-06-2007 12:11 AM

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  • Drop law resented in NE states: panel 25-06-2007 03:04 PM

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