Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Indian Army Jawans involved in armed robbery – Assam Police

In an incident that should put the Defense and security forces to utter shame, a group of Indian Army personnel has been accused of armed robbery. Advertisements As per sources of Assam Police, it was a heavily armed army group, including a lady officer of Captain Rank who carried out a robbery at the house […]

Assam gets AFSPA for one more year

Assam gets AFSPA for one more year

By- Staff Reporter | Date- December 20, 2011 Advertisements The much controversial and claimed as draconian law, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA has been extended in whole of Assam for one more year. This was done by the Government of India in spite of reservations from the central intelligence agency. As per […]

NE Students supporting Irom Sharmila gets stone pelting at Delhi

NE Students supporting Irom Sharmila gets stone pelting at Delhi

By- Correspondent | Date- October 20, 2011 Students, mostly from the states of North East India were injured yesterday when pelted with stones at the north campus of Delhi University. This happened when a large number of students joined the Save Sharmila Solidarity Group, supporting Irom Sharmila at the north campus of Delhi University as […]

National Human Rights Commission to consider AFSPA repeal

National Human Rights Commission to consider AFSPA repeal

By- Correspondent | Date- October 18, 2011 People of North East India, especially the campaigners for the withdrawal of the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA might have something to look forward to as a ray of hope.  The National Human Rights Commission is going to consider the issue of repealing the controversial […]

AFSPA unlikely to go

AFSPA unlikely to go

By- Correspondent |Date- October 12, 2011 More than a decade long hunger strike by the Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila. Thousands taking on the streets of North East India and Jammu & Kashmir every year. Online petitions, letters to the President, continuous protest activities and agitation by students, appeal by noted human rights organisations. […]

Iron Lady clarifies to media allegations, says she admires Anna

Iron Lady clarifies to media allegations, says she admires Anna

By- Correspondent| Date- September 1, 2011 The Iron Lady from Manipur, human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu has expressed utter shock and clarified that she had never called Anna Hazare‘s movement as “artificial”.  This was clarified through a written statement from Sharmila to Just Peace Foundation (JPF), a Manipur based body promoting the Iron Lady’s […]

If Anna Hazare movement is to overthrow democracy, but where is democracy

If Anna Hazare movement is to overthrow democracy, but where is democracy

By- Pranjit Sarmah With Anna Hazare’s famed Second freedom struggle against corruption, almost the whole of India looks united. It seems after a long time, people of India are collectively realizing about the Government of India’s divide and rule policies, which were made systematically over the last six decades in such a way that we […]

Thangjam Manoroma Chanu remembered on her 7th Death Anniversary

Thangjam Manoroma Chanu remembered on her 7th Death Anniversary

By- Staff Reporter Thangjam Manoroma Chanu, who was found murder and abandoned after alleged rape after being arrested by Indian Army seven years ago. The observation was held today at Bamon Kampu in Imphal East district the birth place of the deceased, organized by the Thangjam Manoroma Memorial Charitable trust with renowned social worker Thounaojam Iboyaima. President […]

Supreme Court of India takes notice on AFSPA

Supreme Court of India takes notice on AFSPA

By– Priyanuj Gohain | Date– June 17, 2011 | Place- New Delhi Finally the Supreme Court of India is seemed to have taken some notice of the controversial and inhuman Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) applicable in the North East of India. Citing an example where the centre took different stances between allegations of […]