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Aug 17, 2017
Manipur rights activist Irom Sharmila marries long-time partner Desmond Coutinho in KodaikanalManipur civil rights activist Irom Sharmila married her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho, a British national, under the Special Marriage Act at the Sub-Registrar's office on Thursday morning.
Aug 07, 2017
Entire state of Assam declared 'disturbed' area for a month under AFSPAThe Centre has declared entire Assam as a "disturbed" area under the controversial AFSPA for one more month, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB, and others
Aug 07, 2017
Killing Kashmir militants is winning no wars for New Delhi, lack of political outreach is real problemNever before has there been so much of a threat mounting on the special status enjoyed by the state of Jammu and Kashmir under the Indian constitution
Jul 27, 2017
Video Volunteers: The death of a young man in KashmirGowhar Nazir Dar was an ambitious computer science student, beloved by his family, friends and teachers. On 7 November 2015, the 22-year-old engineering student went out to buy milk. But he never came back. Gowhar was brought dead to the hospital. His father says the doctors kept asking “Why did you bring him here?” The cause of death is listed as ‘tear gas shell’ and ‘bullet’ and the hospital-issued death certificate states that the exact cause of death was to be determined by an autopsy — an autopsy that doctors refused to perform. Bystanders and witnesses testify that Gowhar was shot in his head at point blank range by a Central Reserve Police Force personnel.The administration keeps changing the script: first they alleged that no tear gas or bullets were fired and then changed it to tear gas shells being fired because protesters were attacking authorities. It’s been over a year. The government probe had 18 witnesses testifying against the CRPF. No one has been arrested to date, nor has the probe report been made public.
Jul 21, 2017
Congress demands AFSPA withdrawal from northeastern states in Lok SabhaA demand was made in the Lok Sabha on Friday by a Congress member for repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from north eastern states like Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
Jul 17, 2017
Tipraland movement: Autonomy is core to Tripura's tribal politics, but gaining power in state Assembly would be wiserThe demand for Tipraland makes no sense for the Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), especially because it doesn’t even have the basic infrastructure to sustain the lives of twelve lakh people residing in it, and CPM is most likely going to rule over it as it enjoys an absolute majority in the TTAADC
Jul 14, 2017
'Irom Sharmila's marriage with British citizen would affect peace in Kodaikanal'; activist files petitionA local social activist has filed an objection to the proposed marriage of human rights campaigner Irom Sharmila with her long-time partner Desmond Coutinho
Jul 09, 2017
Stone pelters of Kashmir: Here's a look at those behind masksMany stone pelters are young men in Jammu and Kashmir find themselves fighting street battles, slinging stones at pellet gun-wielding police officers from their own communities, and even their own families.
Jul 06, 2017
Partial withdrawal of AFSPA in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh: BJP is finally paying heed to the writing on the wallThe Home Ministry expressed its readiness for a partial withdrawal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFPSA) from BJP-ruled Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Jul 05, 2017
AFSPA may be partially lifted in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh as security situation has improved, feels MHAThe Union Home Ministry was ready for the "partial withdrawal" of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from BJP-ruled Assam and Arunachal Pradesh following an improvement in the "security situation" in these states, official sources said.