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No recent cases of misuse of law by AFSPA in the North East, says Army

Jun 06, 2016

No recent cases of misuse of law by AFSPA in the North East, says Army

Defending the imposition of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the North East, the Army on Monday said there was no recent cases of misuse of the law in the region. #NewsTracker #Army #Irom Sharmila #North East #AFSPA #Praveen Bakshi
Alliance with BJP a challenge but necessary: CM Mehbooba Mufti

May 31, 2016

Alliance with BJP a challenge but necessary: CM Mehbooba Mufti

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday described PDP's alliance with BJP and the common minimum programme between the two parties as a "challenge" but said it was necessary #BJP #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #AFSPA #Mehbooba Mufti #PDP #PM Narendra Modi
PDP and BJP have a 'tacit agreement' on Afspa, says senior NC leader

May 31, 2016

PDP and BJP have a 'tacit agreement' on Afspa, says senior NC leader

Senior National Conference (NC) leader Abdul Rahim Rather on Tuesday alleged the demand for revocation of Afspa from Jammu and Kashmir was rejected by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as the PDP and the BJP have a "tacit agreement" on the issue. #BJP #Jammu and Kashmir #Chief minister #NewsTracker #National Conference #AFSPA #Mehbooba Mufti #PDP #Abdul Rahim Rather
Opposition slams Mehbooba govt, says it lacks vision, direction

May 27, 2016

Opposition slams Mehbooba govt, says it lacks vision, direction

The opposition parties on Friday slammed the state's PDP-BJP government in the Assembly, accusing it of lacking "vision" and "direction" and contending that the 16-months of its rule have been a time wasted. #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Omar Abdullah #Kashmir #AFSPA #Mehbooba Mufti #NEET #PDP #NIT
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