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National Conference and Congress walk out of J&K assembly protesting AFSPA

May 25, 2016

National Conference and Congress walk out of J&K assembly protesting AFSPA

Opposition National Conference and Congress on Wednesday disrupted the Governor's address to the Jammu and Kashmir legislature protesting against AFSPA, "shortage of ration", among others, and staged a walkout. #Congress #Jammu and Kashmir #National Conference #AFSPA #Handwara #NN Vohra #BJP-PDP
AFSPA to continue in Arunachal pradesh for six more months: Home Ministry

May 06, 2016

AFSPA to continue in Arunachal pradesh for six more months: Home Ministry

Afspa will continue to remain in force in 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six more months on the ground of continuous violence, extortion and intimidation by insurgent groups. #Arunachal Pradesh #NewsTracker #Assam #AFSPA #Union Home Ministry #insurgent
Repeal AFSPA in North East: BJD, Cong members' demand in LS

Apr 27, 2016

Repeal AFSPA in North East: BJD, Cong members' demand in LS

A demand was made in the Lok Sabha today for repeal of the "draconian" Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the North-East, with a few members saying it was the biggest deterrent in integrating the youth of the region with India #Congress #NewsTracker #Lok Sabha #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #North East #AFSPA #BJD #Tathagata Satpathy #Thokchom Meinya
'Centre should demonstrate political will': Farooq Abdullah demands revocation of AFSPA

Apr 21, 2016

'Centre should demonstrate political will': Farooq Abdullah demands revocation of AFSPA

Demanding revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), opposition National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the Centre should demonstrate political will and imagination to usher Jammu and Kashmir into an era of peace, stability and progress. #Farooq Abdullah #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #AFSPA #Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act
'I'm slowly but surely succeeding, perseverance the only way': Iron lady Irom Sharmila isn't backing down

Mar 31, 2016

'I'm slowly but surely succeeding, perseverance the only way': Iron lady Irom Sharmila isn't backing down

Irom Sharmila is determined to continue her fast until the government relents and lifts the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives extraordinary power to the security forces and provides them impunity against civilian courts. #JNU #Narendra Modi #Manipur #Q&A #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #PM Modi #Attempt to suicide
Like Gandhi like Sharmila: Parallels with the Mahatma help Irom Sharmila secure acquittal in attempted suicide charge

Mar 30, 2016

Like Gandhi like Sharmila: Parallels with the Mahatma help Irom Sharmila secure acquittal in attempted suicide charge

Irom Sharmila was today acquitted by a Delhi court in a 2006 case of attempt to suicide when she was undertaking a fast until death at Jantar Mantar #NewsTracker #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Delhi court #Human Rights #suicide charge
JNU protests, Afzal Guru's hanging and Kunan-Poshpora case: None of us know the real Kashmir

Mar 28, 2016

JNU protests, Afzal Guru's hanging and Kunan-Poshpora case: None of us know the real Kashmir

Did the demonstrations against Afzal Guru’s execution held at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on 9 February, and the proceeding spiral of controversies, wake you up to the issue of Kashmir's independence? #InMyOpinion #Kashmir #Afzal Guru #AFSPA #PDP #soldiers #Kunan-Poshpora #Nivedita Menon #JNU row #Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora #kashmir rape
JKNPP accuses BJP of jeopardising security of state; protests Centre's directive to vacate land held by army

Mar 21, 2016

JKNPP accuses BJP of jeopardising security of state; protests Centre's directive to vacate land held by army

JKNPP on Monday protested against Centre's alleged directive to army to vacate five strategic areas in the state by March end and accused the BJP of "compromising" national security for power. #BJP #Jammu and Kashmir #AFSPA #PDP #JKNPP #Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party #Balwant Singh Mankotia #Harsh Dev Singh
BJP-PDP impasse: Mehbooba has stuck to her guns for a reason, but she must not appear intransigent

Mar 18, 2016

BJP-PDP impasse: Mehbooba has stuck to her guns for a reason, but she must not appear intransigent

On the other hand, Mehbooba Mufti has sought reassurances that the PDP-BJP coalition government, which she is expected to head, would function smoothly. #Jammu and Kashmir #Army #Srinagar #AFSPA #Mehbooba Mufti #Anantnag #Kargil