MHA declares Nagaland as 'disturbed area' for six more months under AFSPA

The MHA said in a notification that the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of Nagaland is in a 'disturbed and dangerous condition.'

published on : 30th December 2020

Shopian encounter: Army finds 'prima facie' evidence against troops, initiates proceedings under Army Act

On July 18, the Army claimed three terrorists were killed in Amshipura village in the higher reaches of south Kashmir's Shopian district.

published on : 18th September 2020

AFSPA extended for six months in Assam

Many civil society groups and activists have been demanding the withdrawal of the draconian law from the state.

published on : 25th August 2020

Nagaland Opposition, civil groups decry AFSPA extension

The Centre issued a notification on December 30 last year extending the law in Nagaland till July-end. 

published on : 4th January 2020

Centre moves SC against verdict allowing states to probe armed forces operations in AFSPA areas

The apex court in its verdict delivered on July 8 last year had given the state police liberty to probe the role of armed forces in alleged encounter cases in AFSPA areas.

published on : 12th April 2017

Does Kashmir need AFSPA? Here is a refresher on the special powers used by army

AFSPA can be invoked in areas the government certifies as disturbed due to disputes between people of different religions, races, languages or castes. It has been used only in insurgency-prone areas.

published on : 27th March 2017

PDP, BJP not on the same page on AFSPA revocation in Jammu & Kashmir

The saffron party says the controversial law should not be revoked until peace and normalcy has been restored

published on : 16th March 2017

Fed up with the political system, have decided to quit: Irom Sharmila after loss in Manipur polls

Sharmila, who contested the Manipur polls from Thoubal constituency against Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh was relegated to the fourth position, with just 90 votes.

published on : 11th March 2017

Narendra Modi government should repeal AFSPA: Chidambaram

Chidambaram today said he regrets the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act was not repealed while Congress was in power.

published on : 23rd February 2017

Despite entry into political arena, Irom Sharmila has a long way to go

Manipur’s iconic activist Irom Sharmila has a mountain to climb to be able to secure the repeal of the controversial Armed Forces Act through political means.

published on : 17th February 2017

Irom Sharmila launches her party in Imphal

Manipur's human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who ended her epic hunger strike on August 9, launched her party 'People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance' (PRJA).

published on : 18th October 2016