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Sep 16, 2017
Indian Army promises action after video showing soldiers trampling over militants' bodies goes viralThe Indian Army has taken cognisance of a video showing troops dishonouring the bodies of two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants killed in an encounter, a spokesperson said on Saturday.
Sep 11, 2017
Rajnath Singh's promise to implement PDP-BJP alliance agenda two years late; strife inside govt pushed Kashmir to edgeThe PDP-BJP govt in Jammu and Kashmir failed to achieve even single agenda of alliance, rather their differences over Article 35-A and Article 370 pushed state to the edge
Sep 01, 2017
Assam uses AFSPA to declare entire state 'disturbed' for six monthsThe notification issued by the state home and political department declared Assam 'disturbed' area for a period of six months, unless withdrawn earlier, as per power conferred under the AFSPA 1958, an official release said
Aug 28, 2017
Kashmir unrest: Rights violations, fake encounters galore as accountability goes for a toss under AFSPA coverHuman rights activists are pessimistic of any action against security forces in Kashmir because of the immunity enjoyed by them under AFSPA.
Aug 21, 2017
Supreme Court says dialogue not possible in Jammu and Kashmir unless violence stopsNo meaningful dialogue is possible in Jammu and Kashmir unless violence stops in the strife-torn Valley, the Supreme Court said on Monday.
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 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