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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).

Centre to move SC on HC order to enforce AFSPA in Meghalaya

The Centre will soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court challenging a Meghalaya High Court order directing it to enforce AFSPA in Garo hills.

Meghalaya HC asks Centre to consider enforcing AFSPA in Garo Hills

The Meghalaya High Court has asked the Centre to consider enforcing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) in militancy-hit Garo Hills region in the state to help the administration restore the rule of law.

Delhi court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on Wednesday

A Delhi court is likely to record tomorrow statement of Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila, who is facing trial for allegedly trying to commit suicide during her fast-unto-death at Jantar Mantar here in 2006.

Change in Nagaland border unlikely as per peace pact: Acharya

Nagaland Governor Padmanabha Balakrishna Acharya on Tuesday allayed fears of neighbouring states and said boundary of Nagaland is unlikely to be redrawn after the signing of peace accord between the Centre and NSCN(IM).

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.

Decision on AFSPA after consultation with stakeholders: Rijiju

The Centre on Friday said that "no democracy will want to have a law like AFSPA", but the fate of the controversial act in Jammu and Kashmir will be decided after a thorough consultation with all stakeholders.

BJP protests in J&K Assembly over Monday's terror attack

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Tuesday witnessed noisy scenes as BJP members shouted anti-Pakistan slogans and demanded a resolution in the House condemning Pakistan for yesterday's terrorist attacks in the Valley .

Mufti meets PM Modi, Rajnath, discusses Kashmir situation

Mufti meets PM Modi, Rajnath, discusses Kashmir situation

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to brief him about the situation in the state, a day after the state government said it would work towards a phased withdrawal of the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from areas that are free from militancy for some time.

'AFSPA decision cannot be taken on political considerations'

Asserting that Pakistan is not ready to mend its ways, Union Minister of State Jitendra Singh on Saturday maintained that Centre was following zero-tolerance towards terrorism and said any decisions of AFSPA cannot be taken on the political considerations.

AFSPA extended in Assam for one more year

The Centre has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 declaring the entire 'state of Assam' as a 'Disturbed Area' for another one year beyond November 3 last, a state government release said here on Friday.

Omar Abdullah hopes PM Modi will look to revoke AFSPA

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said there has been "double-digit reduction in violence" in the state so the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi should take a look at revocation of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA).

`Extraordinary powers required to deal with special situations`

Outgoing Bengal Area General Officer Commanding Lt Gen AK Choudhary said extraordinary powers are required to deal with special situations.

Northeast political forum asks Centre to scrap AFSPA

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.

Can`t wait for last gun to fall silent to repeal AFSPA: Omar

Omar Abdullah today asked the Centre to set in motion a mechanism which could guide in repealing of the act from the state.

Govt rules out revoking AFSPA in NE

Govt ruled out revoking Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act from North-East.