Amnesty International advocates repeal of AFSPA in North East

A day after the Union Home Minister talked about a possible scaling down in central forces' deployment in the North East, Amnesty International on Sunday said it must lead to a rethink on the use of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in NE states.

PDP hails Amnesty's recommendation for removal of AFSPA from J&K

Hailing Amensty International's recommendation for removal of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir, ruling PDP on Friday said it has vindicated the party's stand on the issue.

Rajnath's statement on revocation of AFSPA "unfortunate": NC

Opposition National Conference (NC) on Thursday termed the statement of Union Home Minister on the revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir as "unfortunate and counter-productive", saying such remarks also exposed ruling PDP's "complete and total sell-out" to the BJP for the sole aim of coming to power in the state.

Jitendra Singh attacked by ally PDP over AFSPA

 PDP on Wednesday hit out at Union Minister Jitendra Singh, who is leader of its alliance partner BJP, for disfavouring withdrawal of controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir and termed his statement as "obnoxious and having unacceptable and unpardonable undertones"

Jitendra Singh disfavours partial revocation of AFSPA

 Minister in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Tuesday disfavoured partial withdrawal of controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir but underlined that the last word on this would come only from the security agencies and not from political functionaries.

BJP-PDP govt in J&K will complete its term: Ram Madhav

BJP on Tuesday said the coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir will complete its full term and that there were no differences with their ruling partner Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Sopore killings: J&K CM orders time-bound inquiry, convenes unified headquarters meeting on Wednesday
Sopore killings: J&K CM orders time-bound inquiry, convenes unified headquarters meeting on Wednesday

In the backdrop of the string of militant attacks targeting civilians in Sopore township, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mohammad Sayeed on Monday ordered a time-bound inquiry into the matter.

No feel of J&K govt on ground in 100-day of rule: CPI(M)

Jammu and Kashmir unit of CPI(M) on Tuesday termed the BJP-PDP government as government of controversies and U-turns, saying there was no feel of governance on the ground during its 100 days of rule in the state.

Manipur attack: Why are human rights groups silent on killing of Army personnel?

Silence can be deafening. The quietude in the ranks of the plethora of human rights groups that are shrill when even a single civilian is killed is nerve-wracking, to say the least.

Court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on August 11
Court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on August 11

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday labelled the NDA Government as breaker of all promises made during the 2014 general election, while extending his sympathies to jute mill workers here.

Irom Sharmila condemns killing of 18 armymen in Manipur

Rights activist Irom Sharmila on Friday condemned the militant ambush that killed 18 armymen in Manipur yesterday but said there was "no use" imposing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in interior areas.

All-out offensive launched in Manipur to eliminate militants

An all-out offensive was launched to trace and eliminate the militants involved in massacre of 20 army men in Manipur on Thursday.

Manipur militant attack: Rahul Gandhi condoles families of martyrs

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed his condolences towards the families of the martyrs of the Manipur attack.

Sonia Gandhi condemns attack on army convoy in Manipur

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expressed shock at the attack on an army convoy in Manipur in which 20 soldiers were killed.

Security agencies last word on scrapping AFSPA: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh Thursday said that the last word on scrapping of AFSPA should come from the security agencies and not political functionaries in Jammu and Kashmir.

Manipur ambush: 18 jawans killed in worst attack in nearly two decades, Indo-Myanmar border shut
Manipur ambush: 18 jawans killed in worst attack in nearly two decades, Indo-Myanmar border shut

In a tragic incident, 18 jawans of the Indian Army were killed and 11 others injured in an ambush by militants in the Chandel district of Manipur on Thursday.

National Conference cites Tripura's case, calls for revocation of AFSPA from J&K

Giving Tripura's example, National Conference on Saturday sought immediate revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir, saying continuation of the Act was not in sync with the "significant" decrease in violence in the past six years.

We will achieve our objectives on AFSPA: CM Sayeed

Days after Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar ruled out revocation of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Saturday said his government would "achieve its objective" with regard to the controversial Act in the state.

BJP hails revocation of AFSPA from Tripura, credits Modi

The BJP on Thursday hailed the Tripura government's decision to revoke the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives security forces sweeping powers and judicial immunity in conflict-hit areas.

Lifting of AFSPA in Tripura hailed as victory for sanity

 Tripura government's decision to withdraw AFSPA from the state was on Thursday hailed by former Home Minister P Chidambaram as victory for sanity and humanity while Hurriyat's moderate faction hoped it will serve as an "eye opener" for political parties in Jammu and Kashmir.