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Manipur encounter tells a different story: Deaf Centre silent as friendly fire engulfs northeastern state

Feb 03, 2016

Manipur encounter tells a different story: Deaf Centre silent as friendly fire engulfs northeastern state

Killing so-called “insurgents” with impunity was routine at one time in this sensitive border state. Those familiar with Manipur know that it has happened several times and may be happening even now. #India #Delhi #ConnectTheDots #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Centre #Central Government #Northeastern India #Manipur Encounter #Herojit Singh #Meiteis
Congress imposed President's Rule more than 100 times on flimsy grounds: Kiren Rijiju

Jan 28, 2016

Congress imposed President's Rule more than 100 times on flimsy grounds: Kiren Rijiju

Kiren Rijiju said Congress must apologise to the people of Arunachal Pradesh for failing to remain united, corruption free and accountable to the people. #Congress #Arunachal Pradesh #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #AFSPA #Raj Bhavan #President's rule #Kiren Rijiju #Chakma-Hajong
Garo Hills Progressive Alliance opposes AFSPA, says military action is not the way forward

Nov 08, 2015

Garo Hills Progressive Alliance opposes AFSPA, says military action is not the way forward

Garo Hills Progressive Alliance which enjoys the support of 16 of the 29 members of the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council, one of the tribal councils in Meghalaya, has expressed its opposition to the likely imposition of the ‘dreaded’ Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the Garo Hills region. #Meghalaya #AFSPA #Mukul Sangma #Kiren Rijiju #Bihar Assembly Election 2015 #Garo Hills Progressive Alliance #GHPA AFSPA #Denang T Sangma
15 years on, Irom Sharmila still fasts, but repealing AFSPA remains a distant dream

Nov 03, 2015

15 years on, Irom Sharmila still fasts, but repealing AFSPA remains a distant dream

If you can’t instantly place who she is, fret not. You are not alone. It is a collective amnesia, the brain blocking out what makes us uncomfortable, what we cannot cope with. It is easier to press the delete button than to face up to the reality of Irom Sharmila, who has been on a continuous hunger-strike since 2 November 2000, precisely fifteen years ago to the day or for 5,475 days without a morsel going down her throat except the liquids force-fed her by doctors. #Nagaland #CriticalPoint #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA
Delhi court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on 6 October

Aug 12, 2015

Delhi court to record Irom Sharmila's statement on 6 October

A Delhi court on Wednesday fixed 6 October for recording the statement of Manipuri rights activist Irom Sharmila. #India #NewsTracker #Manipur #Irom Sharmila #AFSPA #Delhi court #fast
Was Kiren Rijiju not consulted before 'disturbed area' declaration in Nagaland?

Jul 10, 2015

Was Kiren Rijiju not consulted before 'disturbed area' declaration in Nagaland?

Minister of State Kiren Rijiju, who looks after the Northeast division in the Home Ministry, seems to have been bypassed in the recent decision to declare entire Nagaland as 'disturbed area' under the AFSPA. #Nagaland #NewsTracker #Rajnath Singh #Home Ministry #AFSPA #Kiren Rijiju #Northeast division
Amnesty report says AFSPA shields human rights violators: Jammu's PDP-BJP govt won't scrap it soon

Jul 04, 2015

Amnesty report says AFSPA shields human rights violators: Jammu's PDP-BJP govt won't scrap it soon

Citing a damning report they have prepared, the Amnesty International has called for the immediate repeal of the draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from Jammu and Kashmir. #BJP #Jammu and Kashmir #Indian Army #AFSPA #PDP #Terrorism in Kashmir #Indian Army in Kashmir
Rajnath's statement on revocation of AFSPA in Kashmir counter-productive: NC

Jul 02, 2015

Rajnath's statement on revocation of AFSPA in Kashmir counter-productive: NC

Opposition National Conference on Thursday termed the statement of Union Home Minister on the revocation of AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir as "unfortunate". #Politics #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Army #National Conference #Rajnath Singh #AFSPA #Home Minister #NC
AFSPA to be revoked when situation is conducive, says Rajnath after PDP slams Centre for 'obnoxious' comments

Jul 02, 2015

AFSPA to be revoked when situation is conducive, says Rajnath after PDP slams Centre for 'obnoxious' comments

AFSPA will be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir when the situation is conducive, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said. #Jammu and Kashmir #TheySaidIt #Rajnath Singh #AFSPA #PDP #Jammu and Kashmir government #Kashmir issue #Jitendra Kumar
PDP-BJP govt a bundle of lies, taking Kashmir towards instability: Omar

Jun 16, 2015

PDP-BJP govt a bundle of lies, taking Kashmir towards instability: Omar

Former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday described the 'Agenda of Alliance' of ruling PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir as a "bundle of lies" #BJP #Jammu and Kashmir #NewsTracker #Omar Abdullah #National Conference #AFSPA #PDP #Mudti Mohammad Sayeed