Armed Forces Special Powers Act

MHA extends AFSPA in Nagaland for six more months

"Whereas the Central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of State of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power is necessary," stated an MHA notification.

Dec 30, 2019, 21:21 PM IST

UN human rights report on Jammu and Kashmir is mischievous, India must react strongly

It is not enough for India to merely protest the report. It must take stronger action against UN personnel who peddle the ISI narrative.

Jul 18, 2018, 14:23 PM IST

J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti rules out AFSPA revocation, says Indian Army most disciplined force in world

Mehbooba said the Army's footprint in the Valley had increased due to the deteriorating security situation.

Feb 03, 2018, 10:31 AM IST

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.

Apr 12, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

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.

Mar 18, 2017, 19:50 PM IST

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.

Mar 15, 2017, 23:08 PM IST

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.

Jan 31, 2017, 11:42 AM IST

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.

Jan 16, 2017, 21:40 PM IST

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.

Oct 21, 2016, 12:45 PM IST

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).

Aug 13, 2016, 17:59 PM IST

People have been looking at me from their own perspective: Irom Sharmila on protests against her

Manipuri human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who on Tuesday ended her 16-year-long fast, on Wednesday said those opposing her decision have misunderstood her.

Aug 10, 2016, 18:13 PM IST

16 years later, Manipur's Irom Sharmila ends fast, says wants to become CM to help people

Manipuri human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Tuesday ended her 16-year-long fast and expressed desire to enter politics.

Aug 09, 2016, 16:54 PM IST

CM Mehbooba Mufti favours abrogation of AFSPA from parts of J&K; says if successful it can be revoked in entirety

“After revoking AFSPA in few areas, we can assess the situation there. If successful we can revoke it in entirety,” CM Mufti said.

Jul 24, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

Irom Sharmila wishes to meet PM Narendra Modi

Irom Sharmila, who has been campaigning against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA), 1958, by undertaking "fast unto death", wants to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi while visiting Delhi.

Mar 23, 2016, 13:23 PM IST

Irom Sharmila rejects request to call off hunger strike

Irom Sharmila, who has been on fasts unto death since November 4, 2000, to demand the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, has rejected state Social Welfare Minister Akoijam Mirabai`s appeal to call off her hunger strike.

Mar 09, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Irom Sharmila Chanu resumes indefinite fast demanding repeal of AFSPA

Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who was acquitted by a court of the charge of attempt to suicide, resumed her 15-year-long indefinite fast at the histroic Sahid Minar here on Tuesday demanding repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the state.

Mar 01, 2016, 18:01 PM IST

Army opposes revocation of AFSPA in J-K

The Army Commander said his perception was "there is a kind of defining stage-- there is now reduced infiltration. We have brought down the level of insurgency so we should continue this (AFSPA).”

Feb 20, 2016, 16:48 PM IST

`BJP won't lift AFSPA to end Jammu and Kashmir stalemate`

BJP general secretary Ram Madhav met Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar in order to end the deadlock.

Feb 18, 2016, 10:50 AM IST

PM Modi should repeal AFSPA before pressing for UNSC seat: Irom Sharmila

Human Rights Activist Irom Sharmila on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should consider removing Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Manipur before pressing for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Oct 06, 2015, 23:37 PM IST

Rijiju bypassed over declaring Nagaland disturbed area?

Minister of State Kiren Rijiju, who looks after the Northeast division in the Home Ministry, seems to have been bypassed in recent decision to declare entire Nagaland as 'disturbed area' under the AFSPA with clear indications emerging of his unhappiness.

Jul 10, 2015, 15:14 PM IST