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Kashmir Dispute: In 5-page letter, Valley civil society writes to President Pranab Mukherjee to initiate 'direct dialogue'

Sep 08, 2016

Kashmir Dispute: In 5-page letter, Valley civil society writes to President Pranab Mukherjee to initiate 'direct dialogue'

A civil society group in Jammu and Kashmir has written to President Pranab Mukherjee, seeking a "direct dialogue" with all stakeholders, including separatists, besides advocating repeal of laws like Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (Afspa) and ban on use of pellet guns as confidence building measures for starting talks. #India #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #AFSPA #Mehbooba Mufti #President Pranab Mukherjee #Kashmir dispute #civil society group
Key demands placed before all-party delegation in Kashmir: Grant of autonomy, holding plebiscite

Sep 07, 2016

Key demands placed before all-party delegation in Kashmir: Grant of autonomy, holding plebiscite

Grant of autonomy, holding plebiscite and initiating a dialogue with separatists as well as Pakistan were some of the key demands placed before the All Party Delegation (APD) which visited Jammu and Kashmir on 4-5 September. #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #AFSPA #Hizbul Mujahideen #plebiscite #Autonomy #Burhan Wani #All Party Delegation
More concerned about human rights violations in cities like Imphal, says SC

Sep 07, 2016

More concerned about human rights violations in cities like Imphal, says SC

With the government stoutly defending the role of security forces in Jammu and Kashmir and insurgency-hit Manipur, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said it was more concerned about human rights violations happening in the heart of capital cities like Imphal. #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Manipur #AFSPA #Imphal #Gopal Subramaniam #Mukul Rohatgi
To contest elections in Manipur, Irom Sharmila has to 'prove' her citizenship first

Aug 24, 2016

To contest elections in Manipur, Irom Sharmila has to 'prove' her citizenship first

Even as her every day challenge will be digesting food (something that she gave up for 16 years), Sharmila will be looking to rewrite her story. #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Desmond Coutinho #Irom Sharmila fast #Irom Sharmila politics
In the age of nationalistic fervour, the Indian Army is critically short-staffed

Aug 19, 2016

In the age of nationalistic fervour, the Indian Army is critically short-staffed

Nor, despite all the vociferous condemnation of anyone expressing any reservation about the actions of the Indian Army in Kashmir, the North East, wherever, is the Army a desired career option for our best and the brightest. #Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Indian Army #Nationalism #AFSPA #ABVP #Amnesty India #PM Narendra Modi
How things unfolded at Amnesty India's event: To confuse protest with sedition is dangerous

Aug 16, 2016

How things unfolded at Amnesty India's event: To confuse protest with sedition is dangerous

It began like a lot of other events in India. I was a little late as I swiftly walked into a packed audience, a whirlwind of activity on stage and a scramble of photographers and videographers jostling for position. #NewsTracker #Kashmir #Kashmiri Pandit #AFSPA #Amnesty International #Amnesty India International #Ali Muhammad Shah #Seema Mustafa #RK Mattoo
Police picks up Arambam Robita, another Manipuri to sit on hunger strike after Irom Sharmila

Aug 13, 2016

Police picks up Arambam Robita, another Manipuri to sit on hunger strike after Irom Sharmila

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). #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Imphal #Naga rebels #Arambam Robita #Canchipur
The next iron lady? After Irom Sharmila, another Manipuri woman to sit on indefinite hunger strike

Aug 13, 2016

The next iron lady? After Irom Sharmila, another Manipuri woman to sit on indefinite hunger strike

Days after iconic rights activist Irom Sharmila ended her 16-year-old hunger strike, a 32-year-old woman from Manipur on Friday vowed to carry forward the protest against Afspa with an indefinite fast. #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Inner Line Permit #Robita Leima
Irom Sharmila to stay in hospital; doctors unsure how body will react after 16-year fast

Aug 12, 2016

Irom Sharmila to stay in hospital; doctors unsure how body will react after 16-year fast

Doctors said that Sharmila is fine now but there is no precedence in medical history of how someone's body would react if they resume eating after 16 years. #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Irom Sharmila fast #Irom Sharmila breaks fast