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In Nagaland, a 70-km-long walkathon demanding justice for 14 civilians killed by security forces, repeal of AFSPA
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In Nagaland, a 70-km-long walkathon demanding justice for 14 civilians killed by security forces, repeal of AFSPA

The walkathon, which stemmed out of social media posts following the Mon killings, gained the support of various tribal bodies and civil society organisations in the state

Assam will see rationalisation of AFSPA this year, says Himanata Biswa Sarma
India

Assam will see rationalisation of AFSPA this year, says Himanata Biswa Sarma

On AFSPA in Nagaland, the chief minister said the Centre has formed a panel that will submit a report in 45 days and that they are hoping for a positive development after the report

How 2022 would witness further enhancement of India’s defence capabilities
India

How 2022 would witness further enhancement of India’s defence capabilities

Cohesion between the three services would improve. Changes in structures, including within the Department of Military Affairs, resulting in increased effectiveness of the forces may occur

AFSPA extended in Nagaland for another six months: A look at the controversial law and why it is debated
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AFSPA extended in Nagaland for another six months: A look at the controversial law and why it is debated

The decision comes just days after the Centre had formed a special five-member panel to look into the withdrawal of it and was given 45 days to submit its report

Centre to form panel to decide on withdrawing AFSPA from Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio govt after meet with Shah
India

Centre to form panel to decide on withdrawing AFSPA from Nagaland: Neiphiu Rio govt after meet with Shah

After deciding unanimously to repeal AFSPA from northeast in the Nagaland assembly, the state government held a meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi

AFSPA to continue in Assam, to be withdrawn if peace lasts, says CM Himanta Sarma
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AFSPA to continue in Assam, to be withdrawn if peace lasts, says CM Himanta Sarma

His comments came as Nagaland Assembly on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution demanding that the Centre repeal AFSPA from the North East

Those blaming AFSPA for the Nagaland killings are ill-informed. Here’s why
India

Those blaming AFSPA for the Nagaland killings are ill-informed. Here’s why

The clamour for the withdrawal of AFSPA from the remaining areas of the Northeast is both ill-timed and ill-informed

Nagaland firing: Bandh over killing of civilians disrupts normal life in five districts
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Nagaland firing: Bandh over killing of civilians disrupts normal life in five districts

Altogether 14 civilians in Mon district were killed on 4 and 5 December in three consecutive episodes of firing by security forces, the first of which has been claimed to be a case of mistaken identity

Nagaland civilian killings: Vital lessons army needs to learn from the Mon ambush
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Nagaland civilian killings: Vital lessons army needs to learn from the Mon ambush

The killing of innocent civilians in Nagaland’s Mon by a squad of the Special Forces gives an occasion for introspection to prevent the same mistakes from being repeated

Nagaland killings: Konyak Union demands apology from Amit Shah, retraction of 'misleading' statement
India

Nagaland killings: Konyak Union demands apology from Amit Shah, retraction of 'misleading' statement

The home minister had earlier said in Parliament that six civilians mistaken as insurgents were killed by security forces on 4 December and later seven more people were killed after forces opened fire in self-defence when they were attacked

Nagaland killings: State government likely to hold special Assembly session against AFSPA on 20 Dec
India

Nagaland killings: State government likely to hold special Assembly session against AFSPA on 20 Dec

The decision was taken during a meeting of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue, headed by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, held in Kohima on Thursday

Nagaland killings are unfortunate, but security forces are agents of peace in North East
India

Nagaland killings are unfortunate, but security forces are agents of peace in North East

The security forces have always been working under trying circumstances in the North East, but with admirable restraint

Demand for AFSPA repeal renews after Nagaland incident: All you need to know about law
India

Demand for AFSPA repeal renews after Nagaland incident: All you need to know about law

AFSPA confers special powers on the armed forces in areas deemed disturbed. A military officer can fire upon an unlawful assembly of five or more people if the need arises or even for illegal possession of fire arms

Shopian 'fake encounter': Jammu and Kashmir Police files chargesheet against Army officer, two others
India

Shopian 'fake encounter': Jammu and Kashmir Police files chargesheet against Army officer, two others

Earlier, a Court of Inquiry had found prima facie evidence that troops had 'exceeded' powers under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)

With Oinam 1987, four artists aim to examine India's systematic indifference towards the people of North East
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With Oinam 1987, four artists aim to examine India's systematic indifference towards the people of North East

With the coronavirus affirming the country's systematic indifference towards the people of North East, The Bluebirds wish to ultimately establish a practice premised on 'care and healing', despite the weight of socio-political half-truths.

Centre extends 'disturbed area' tag under AFSPA for 3 districts, 4 police station jurisdictions in Arunachal
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Centre extends 'disturbed area' tag under AFSPA for 3 districts, 4 police station jurisdictions in Arunachal

The areas referred to in the MHA order are Tirap, Changlang, Longding districts; the four police stations are Namsai and Mahadevpur in Namsai district, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley and Sunpura in Lohit district

Shopian encounter: DNA samples of 3 men killed by forces match with families from Rajouri, says J&K Police
India

Shopian encounter: DNA samples of 3 men killed by forces match with families from Rajouri, says J&K Police

The police had initiated an inquiry after social media reports indicated that the three men were labourers from Rajouri and had gone missing in Amshipura in Jammu and Kashmir

If talks can happen with China, why not with other neighbour, asks Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha
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If talks can happen with China, why not with other neighbour, asks Farooq Abdullah in Lok Sabha

The Srinagar MP and Natioanl Conference president advocated talks with Pakistan, saying that "border skirmishes have been rising and people are dying"

Army says its troops 'exceeded' powers under AFSPA during Shopian encounter that killed three in July
India

Army says its troops 'exceeded' powers under AFSPA during Shopian encounter that killed three in July

According to the rules, a Summary of Evidence will now be initiated against the erring Army personnel after which Court Martial proceedings will begin

Assam Rifles-Mizoram row: Paramilitary force 'fails to recognise' AFSPA withdrawn here, state govt tells Centre
India

Assam Rifles-Mizoram row: Paramilitary force 'fails to recognise' AFSPA withdrawn here, state govt tells Centre

Mizoram chief secretary has written letters to Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla over Assam Rifles' "boycott" of Independence Day celebrations and alleged violation of safety protocols