Armed Forces (Special Power) Act

India as Democratic – Uncountable Questions

India as Democratic – Uncountable Questions

By- Krishna Kingkar Kakati Advertisements Democracy, derived from the Greek dēmokratiā, literally means rule by the people, as stated in the Britannica. Here dēmo stands for people and kratos for rule. India emerged as a democratic republic nation on January 26, 1950, a fact known to one and all. And in 1952, you have the spectacle […]

Tobacco, Assam and a Dictatorial Pronouncement

Tobacco, Assam and a Dictatorial Pronouncement

By- Kiron Kakoty Advertisements In central Assam there is a road side village of Phuloguree Dhewa fame. It has also a reputation of manufacturing a special kind of tobacco preparation the famous Phuloguree Dhopat. I did not have the opportunity of finding out the method of the preparation. But fermented with Laalee (dark molasses) this native preparation […]

AFSPA – UN puts India in uncomfortable Zone

By- Staff Reporter | Date- June 04, 2012 Repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Power Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was one of the major recommendations made in the 13th Session of Periodic review on 30th May, 2012 when the Working Group of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council (HRC) adopted the draft report on India’s […]

Gang Rape by SSB Jawans in front of husband at Indo-Bhutan border

In a heinous incident, not new to the rural North East India, a woman from rural Kokrajhar district near the Indo- Bhutan border was allegedly gang raped by Jawans of SSB on the night of 10th September. As per reports, a deaf and dumb 35 year old woman Deobari Basumatary, wife of Amal Basumatary was […]

Anna Hazare next movement from NE, to meet Irom Sharmila – Akhil Gogoi

Anna Hazare next movement from NE, to meet Irom Sharmila – Akhil Gogoi

By- Correspondent | Date- August 30, 2011 One of the key members of Team Anna and Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Akhil Gogoi has stated that Anna Hazare would soon be visiting Assam to start their next round of activities. This was stated by Mr. Gogoi while addressing a public gathering at Guwahati after returning […]

24th June – Another day of Indian Democracy

24th June – Another day of Indian Democracy

By– Priyanuj Gohain | Date– June 24, 2011 It has exactly been 17 years today since a day of cruelty by the Indian State Machine led one of the dirtiest human right violations in the country. The sufferers were, as countless other times, from the North Eastern state of Assam where human right violation, rapes and […]