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CPI(M) not in favour of repeal of AFSPA from North-East

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 21:40

CPI(M) on Thursday said it would not demand repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from the North-East, but favoured it be given a human face.

Insurgency issue in Manipur can be solved through talks: Rahul

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 18:11

Evading a direct reply on withdrawal of AFSPA from Manipur, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the insurgency problem there like in Assam could be solved through discussions, devolution of power and love.

Gradual revocation of AFSPA will begin in my present tenure: Omar

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 10:14

Stating that incidents of militancy related violence in Jammu & Kashmir have come down by over 70 per cent in the past five years, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today asserted that gradual revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will begin in his present tenure. 

Dal Khalsa terms closure of Pathribal case travesty of justice

Last Updated: Saturday, January 25, 2014, 21:07

Radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa took exception over the closure of the Parthribal fake encounter case terming it a travesty of justice.

Kashmir staged shooting case closed as evidence inconclusive: Army

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 00:27

The Indian Army said Thursday it has closed the 2000 alleged Pathribal staged shooting case against its personnel as evidence collected by it did not establish a prima facie case against any of the accused.

Northeast political forum asks Centre to scrap AFSPA

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 18:36

A forum of political parties from the northeast demanded immediate scrapping of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and stop its "misuse" in the region.

AFSPA should be phased out in time-bound manner: NC

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 15:30

A day after Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh advocated continuance of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir, ruling National Conference on Tuesday said the controversial law had lost its relevance and should be phased out in a time-bound manner.

Withdrawal of AFSPA could hit counter-terror ops in J&K: Army Chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 00:18

Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh has cautioned against even partial withdrawal of controversial AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir.

Withdrawal of AFSPA would hit counter-terrorist ops in J&K: Army chief

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 31, 2013, 00:16

Terror infrastructure across LoC has the potential to vitiate the security environment in Jammu and Kashmir, Army Chief, Gen Bikram Singh, has said.

Court issues production warrant against Irom Sharmila

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 17:36

Delhi court issued a production warrant against `Iron lady` Irom Sharmila to appear Jan 30, next year in a case of attempted suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Tripura govt decides to extend AFSPA for six more months

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 13:28

Tripura government has decided to extend the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, in 34 police station areas of the state for another six months from January 1 to contain insurgency, official sources said on Saturday.

Omar Abdullah vows to keep fighting for revocation of AFSPA

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 18:15

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Thursday said he will not abandon his "mission" of getting AFSPA revoked from some areas of the state even though the "road was difficult to tread".