AFSPA

AFSPA may be withdrawn from J&K, Assam and Nagaland if situation improves: Centre

AFSPA may be withdrawn from J&K, Assam and Nagaland if situation improves: Centre

The MoS Home said this while referring to states like J&K, Assam and Nagaland where the controversial Act is in force.

May 06, 2018, 20:13 PM IST
AFSPA completely removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal Pradesh

AFSPA completely removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal Pradesh

AFSPA was totally withdrawn from all areas of Meghalaya from April 1. In Arunachal, it is down from 16 police stations to eight, the MHA said.

Apr 23, 2018, 17:05 PM IST
J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti rules out AFSPA revocation, says Indian Army most disciplined force in world

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti rules out AFSPA revocation, says Indian Army most disciplined force in world

Mehbooba said the Army's footprint in the Valley had increased due to the deteriorating security situation.

Feb 03, 2018, 10:31 AM IST
Human right is a concern, but time not right for AFSPA removal: Army Chief

Human right is a concern, but time not right for AFSPA removal: Army Chief

Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat has said that the time has still not come for any rethink on AFSPA.

Jan 28, 2018, 23:11 PM IST
Trees of peace have not dried up in Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

Trees of peace have not dried up in Jammu and Kashmir: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh on Monday said that things were improving in the Kashmir Valley.

Sep 11, 2017, 17:26 PM IST
Govt declares entire Assam as 'disturbed' for another month

Govt declares entire Assam as 'disturbed' for another month

Meghalaya too has been witnessing violence by ULFA, NDFB militants in the recent past.

Aug 07, 2017, 19:27 PM IST
Army can pick any woman and rape her: CPI(M) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

Army can pick any woman and rape her: CPI(M) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

CPI(M) Kerala secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan has made some deplorable comments on the Indian Army.

May 26, 2017, 15:50 PM IST
After facing poll defeat, Irom Sharmila moves ahead in personal life, set to marry boyfriend Desmond Coutinho in Tamil Nadu

After facing poll defeat, Irom Sharmila moves ahead in personal life, set to marry boyfriend Desmond Coutinho in Tamil Nadu

Irom Sharmila was catapulted to international limelight when she began her fast-unto-death on November 04, 2000, to demand the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, that many consider draconian. 

May 08, 2017, 17:04 PM IST
Govt declares entire Assam, 3 Arunachal districts as 'disturbed' areas for three more months

Govt declares entire Assam, 3 Arunachal districts as 'disturbed' areas for three more months

The AFSPA has been continuing in Assam since November 1990.

May 05, 2017, 23:01 PM IST

Centre moves SC against verdict negating protection to forces anti-militancy operations

The Centre today moved the Supreme Court seeking hearing on its curative plea against the verdict by which the protection given to armed forces during anti-militancy operations in areas where AFSPA is in force has been negated.

Apr 12, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

AFSPA not imposed out of fun: Ram Madhav on Mehbooba's demand

Laws like AFSPA are "not imposed out of any fun" and states should create conditions where they are not needed, BJP leader Ram Madhav said today disagreeing with chief minister Mehbooba Mufti's pitch for the revocation of the Act from some areas of J&K.

Mar 18, 2017, 19:50 PM IST
J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti pitches for withdrawal of AFSPA from some areas

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti pitches for withdrawal of AFSPA from some areas

Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday raked up the issue of revocation of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act from some areas.

Mar 15, 2017, 23:08 PM IST
Manipur election result: After humiliating defeat, Irom Sharmila to quit politics but continue fight against AFSPA

Manipur election result: After humiliating defeat, Irom Sharmila to quit politics but continue fight against AFSPA

Handed a humiliating defeat on her maiden foray into electoral politics, Manipur's human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Saturday announced she would quit politics and blamed the people for letting her down.

Mar 12, 2017, 09:28 AM IST
Hung assembly in Manipur: Congress becomes single largest party with 28 seats, BJP gets 21

Hung assembly in Manipur: Congress becomes single largest party with 28 seats, BJP gets 21

The results of the Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 were declared and the numbers indicate that it will perhaps be a hung assembly as neither Congress nor BJP could secure an absolute majority. 

Mar 11, 2017, 22:36 PM IST

Manipur at 'crossroads' — Violence, corruption and much more

Manipur, literally meaning the land of ‘jewel’, seems to be inadvertently losing out its flavor of what it used to be known for in the past. With the state entangling in never-ending conflicts, Manipur, which boasts of its exotic landscapes, today finds itself in ‘complete mayhem’.

Mar 03, 2017, 19:10 PM IST

PRJA releases manifesto, vows to repeal AFSPA

The newly formed Peoples' Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), formed by rights activist Irom Sharmila, today released its manifesto, in which it demanded repeal of the the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), reservation of women in all elected offices and establish a Lokayukta to look into charges of corruption.

Feb 23, 2017, 19:12 PM IST

Manipur's first Muslim woman candidate Najima Bibi to work for uplift of Muslim women

Despite fatwa issued against her for contesting election, Manipur's first Muslim woman candidate Najima Bibi said she wants to continue her fight against domestic violence and work for uplift of Muslim women.

Feb 22, 2017, 14:19 PM IST
Manipur polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises to strive for removal of AFSPA

Manipur polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises to strive for removal of AFSPA

Congress on Monday said it would urge the Centre to provide constitutional safeguards for the territorial integrity of Manipur, if voted back to power.

Feb 21, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy

Fight against AFSPA: Irom Sharmila says she has changed her strategy

Activist Irom Sharmila, who is making her electoral debut in the Manipur polls, today said she has not given up her fight against controversial law AFSPA but only changed her strategy.

Feb 19, 2017, 11:28 AM IST

Manipur Assembly Elections 2017: Will Congress be able to retain power in blockade-hit state? Here's detailed analysis

Congress might face a tough challenge from BJP in the electoral battle.

Feb 01, 2017, 00:15 AM IST