JD-U opposes extension of AFSPA in Northeast

JD-U on Wednesday questioned in the Rajya Sabha the decision to extend Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Northeast, wondering as to why it is being done there despite massive protests in the region.

Omar blames Mufi for imposition of AFSPA in J&K

 Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday accused former Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed of being responsible for imposition of controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Jammu and Kashmir during his tenure as Union Home Minister.

BJP promises to provide non-AFSPA atmosphere in J&K

Softening its stand on the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Monday said that if voted to power, the party will create an atmosphere where such a "stringent" law would not be required.

AFSPA extended for 6 months in Tripua

The Tripura government has decided to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in 24 police station areas fully and in six police station areas partly for another six months to contain insurgency, a senior police official said on Saturday.

NC raking autonomy, AFSPA issues to avoid accountability: Cong

 Hitting out at its former ally, Congress today said National Conference is raking up autonomy and AFSPA issues to avoid accountability for their non performance in the state.

J&K polls: 'Congress will sweep first phase polls riding on 'Azad Wave'"

Claiming that there is no 'Modi Wave' in Jammu and Kashmir, Congress on Saturday said the party would sweep the first phase of elections riding on 'Azad Wave'.

J&K polls: JKNPP alleges model code violation during PM's Kishtwar rally

Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating the model code of conduct by addressing a state government sponsored election rally in Kishtwar.

J&K polls: BJP won't make Article 370 a poll issue, says Rajnath Singh
J&K polls: BJP won't make Article 370 a poll issue, says Rajnath Singh

BJP will not make the abrogation of Article 370 an election issue in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday indicated even as he said that attempts were being made by rival parties to create fear psychosis over the matter.

Omar Abdullah - Hopes dashed by LS rout, washed out by floods

While BJP's 'Mission 44' seems like a distant dream in the upcoming Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, it won't be a cakewalk for National Conference leader Omar Abdullah either.

AFSPA a matter for security agencies to decide: Jitendra Singh

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act is a matter for security agencies to decide rather than politicians.

Omar reduced CM's post to mockery by his wavering stance: PDP

People's Democratic Party President Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday said having unceremoniously dumped his AFSPA revocation demand, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was now trying to blame everybody except himself for his countless "failures" and "follies".

Chidambaram has always supported me on AFSPA: Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that former finance minister P. Chidambaram had always supported him on the issue of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

Congress, PDP didn't support me in revocation of AFSPA: Omar

 Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today accused both his coalition partner Congress and opposition Peoples' Democratic Party of not supporting him in his endeavour to get controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act revoked.

VK Singh taunts Chidambaram over his AFSPA remark

Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs, General (retired) VK Singh, on Saturday took a jibe at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram's comment on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), saying the latter did not even know in what context he was making such a remark.

Chidambaram says AFSPA is 'obnoxious', calls for amendments

Welcoming the life sentence of five army personnel in the Machil fake encounter case in Jammu and Kashmir, former Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is an "obnoxious law" that has no place in a modern, civilised country.

J&K polls: Slogans calling for 'development' trump 'discontent' in Valley

They had ruled the campaigns in Jammu and Kashmir during polls in 2008 and again this year during parliamentary elections, but as the state heads once more to the hustings, the slogans of discontent and dissent of the earlier political contests have been overshadowed by calls for development.

Budgam firing: Indian Army admits mistake, takes responsibility for loss of lives
Budgam firing: Indian Army admits mistake, takes responsibility for loss of lives

The Indian Army on Friday took responsibility for the killing of two youths in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district on Monday.

CPI(M) condemns killing of two persons in Army firing

 CPI(M) has condemned the killing of two persons in Army firing in Kashmir and demanded withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from all civilian areas in the Valley.

Omar hopes that Modi Govt will take 'serious look' at AFSPA

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would take a "serious look" at the issue of AFSPA as the time was "opportune" to make progress on it.

Time to listen to the `Iron Lady of Manipur`, Irom Sharmila!

I wonder how many of us would need to relinquish our lives like Irom, who sacrificed herself selflessly for her people, her region.