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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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’.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Manipur Assembly elections 2017: What all are the burning issues in this crucial electoral battle

With Manipur going to polls on March 4 and 8, political parties have a host of issues to contend with.

Manipur Elections 2017: Will Irom Chanu ​Sharmila, the ‘Iron Lady’, be able to prove her prowess?

The Manipur Elections 2017 will be held in two phases - March 4 and March 8.

Jammu and Kashmir CM links lifting of AFSPA to end to terrorism

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday linked the revocation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to improvement in law and order situation and success of security forces in ending terrorism in the state.

AFSPA extended in Assam by 6 months

AFSPA extended in Assam by 6 months

 The controversial AFSPA has been extended by six months in entire Assam and the 20km-wide belt in Meghalaya bordering the state with the Centre declaring that the "disturbed area" status, which has been in force since 1990, will continue.

Mehbooba Mufti bats for peace in J&K, says AFSPA not permanent

Mehbooba Mufti bats for peace in J&K, says AFSPA not permanent

Speaking over the outrage which enveloped the Kashmir valley post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, Mufti urged for a need to stop militancy.

No formal proposal from J&K government to withdraw AFSPA, reveals RTI reply

No formal proposal from J&K government to withdraw AFSPA, reveals RTI reply

The Jammu and Kashmir government has not submitted any formal proposal for the withdrawal of the controversial AFSPA Act from the state, according to an RTI reply.

Irom Sharmila wants to meet, take advice from PM Modi

Irom Sharmila wants to meet, take advice from PM Modi

After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, rights activist Irom Sharmila now wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi expecting good advice from him.

Sorry, Irom Sharmila!

Irom Sharmila, a woman of indefatigable spirit, broke her 16-year long fast recently. A fast that was not for any personal gain, but for the greater good of saving her people from the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

Police picks up Manipuri woman editor fasting against AFSPA

Imphal west district police on Saturday picked up Arambam Robita, editor of `Women and Crime Journal`, a monthly magazine, for sitting on a fast--unto-death demanding the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).