AFSPA

'Confident AFSPA will soon be revoked from entire Assam': Amit Shah

The home minister said those who have surrendered and returned to the mainstream are being rehabilitated by both the central and state governments.

published on : 10th May 2022

75% drop in violence made Centre lift AFSPA from parts of the Northeast: PM Modi

“We are trying to normalise the situation in other areas too so that AFSPA can be removed. We are working at a faster pace in Nagaland and Manipur in this regard,” the PM said.

published on : 28th April 2022

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from Jammu and Kashmir: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

The minister said that the Narendra Modi government is 'working to wipe out terrorism from the country' and the North East Region is moving fast on the path of development.

published on : 23rd April 2022

Nagaland government seeks public coop to abolish AFSPA

Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio said that all stakeholders had appealed for the abolishment of the draconian law and the Centre has finally heard the appeals of the people.

published on : 5th April 2022

After Northeast, speculation rife over possible withdrawal of AFSPA from Jammu city

Under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) a geographical location is declared as disturbed area to facilitate operations of the armed forces.

published on : 4th April 2022

Partial withdrawal of AFSPA: Naga Students' Federation annoyed, sees a ploy behind Centre's move

The NSF said it would work hard to ensure that AFSPA was repealed or completely lifted from the entire Naga homeland.

published on : 3rd April 2022

Demand for complete roll-back of AFSPA by Manipur political parties

The NPF is also present in strength in Nagaland where it is the largest party with 25 MLAs and is part of the ruling coalition. It is also present in Arunachal Pradesh.

published on : 2nd April 2022

With AFSPA partially withdrawn, Assam CM asks ULFA, others to join the peace process

Even if AFSPA is removed, there is no guarantee it will not be re-imposed under this or that pretext, says Naga Hoho president HK Zhimomi.

published on : 1st April 2022

Welcome Centre's decision, but AFSPA should be repealed: Rights activist Irom Sharmila

Sharmila, hailed as the 'Iron Lady of Manipur', termed AFSPA an 'oppressive law' and said that it has never been a solution to tackling insurgency.

published on : 1st April 2022

Centre extends AFSPA in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six months

The Government of India has also extended AFSPA in the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Arunachal Pradesh.

published on : 1st April 2022

Centre to reduce areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Assam and Manipur

From April 1, AFSPA to be removed fully from 23 districts of Assam, 15 police station areas of 6 districts in Manipur and 15 police stations in 7 districts of Nagaland.

published on : 31st March 2022

How BJP’s moves in Manipur have boomeranged

The ruling party was the last to release its manifesto and list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. What led to this?

published on : 26th February 2022

BJP reduced AFSPA to 'organised violence' act; Congress committed to its repeal: AICC Manipur in-charge

Bhakta Charan Das said the BJP was not respecting the views of the people on the issue and asserted that there was no other way forward but to repeal AFSPA.

published on : 20th February 2022

Congress promises territorial integrity of Manipur, efforts to repeal AFSPA

Okram Ibobi Singh’s previous Congress government in Manipur had withdrawn the 1958 law from seven Assembly constituencies.

published on : 6th February 2022

Manipur polls: Protecting state’s integrity, pushing for AFSPA repeal among Congress promises

The concern over the state’s territorial integrity stems from insurgent group NSCN-IM’s “Greater Nagalim” demand

published on : 5th February 2022
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