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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
India

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

Omar's 'considerable influence' over public, Mehbooba's 'support to separatists' reasons for detention under PSA: Police dossier
India

Omar's 'considerable influence' over public, Mehbooba's 'support to separatists' reasons for detention under PSA: Police dossier

The 49-year-old Omar and the 60-year-old Mehbooba Mufti, who had been under preventive detention since 5 August last year, were booked under the PSA on 6 February

Law and order situation has improved in Manipur, but not enough to repeal AFSPA, says N Biren Singh
India

Law and order situation has improved in Manipur, but not enough to repeal AFSPA, says N Biren Singh

Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh said insurgency-related violence has decreased in the state during the last three years and he has apprised the Union home ministry of the improved situation.

Nagaland declared 'disturbed area' for six more months under AFSPA, announces Union home ministry
India

Nagaland declared 'disturbed area' for six more months under AFSPA, announces Union home ministry

The Home Ministry said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole state of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary.

Indian Army veterans slam ex-major general who called for revenge killings and rape in Valley during TV debate
India

Indian Army veterans slam ex-major general who called for revenge killings and rape in Valley during TV debate

Several Indian Army veterans on Sunday hit out at a former major general for his objectionable remarks on the issue of Kashmiri Pandit exodus during a TV debate.

Centre bestows on itself powers to declare any area in Jammu and Kashmir 'disturbed' under AFSPA
India

Centre bestows on itself powers to declare any area in Jammu and Kashmir 'disturbed' under AFSPA

The Central Government has bestowed on itself the authority to declare any area in the newly-created Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh as "disturbed" under the controversial AFSPA, which gives sweeping powers to security forces to act against any suspect

Manipur extra-judicial killings: SC agrees to reconstitute bench to hear cases alleging killings by police, Indian Army, Assam Rifles
India

Manipur extra-judicial killings: SC agrees to reconstitute bench to hear cases alleging killings by police, Indian Army, Assam Rifles

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconstitute a bench for hearing cases on alleged extra-judicial killings by the Army, the Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police in the insurgency-hit state.

Nagaland declared 'disturbed area' for six more months under AFSPA; home ministry says use of armed forces 'necessary'
India

Nagaland declared 'disturbed area' for six more months under AFSPA; home ministry says use of armed forces 'necessary'

The entire state of Nagaland has been declared a 'disturbed area' for six more months, till December-end, under the controversial AFSPA which empowers security forces to conduct operations anywhere and arrest anyone without prior notice.

J&K human rights groups release report documenting decade-long torture of civilians by security forces
India

J&K human rights groups release report documenting decade-long torture of civilians by security forces

The report is the first comprehensive report on torture since 1990, in Jammu and Kashmir, which has testimonies of 432 victims recorded over a period of ten years.

AFSPA withdrawal likely in Assam after July but dependence of state police on Central forces to battle insurgency to continue
India

AFSPA withdrawal likely in Assam after July but dependence of state police on Central forces to battle insurgency to continue

The ground realities indicate that even after the withdrawal of the AFSPA, the Assam government will remain dependent on Central paramilitary forces to meet the operational requirement of counter-insurgency in the state.

Angry young Indians: Nikhila Henry on documenting youth unrest, the need for a more humane society
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Angry young Indians: Nikhila Henry on documenting youth unrest, the need for a more humane society

Nikhila Henry on her book The Ferment, which traces the myriad reasons why India's youth is protesting against the State at a time when the country is witnessing a massive growth in its young population

Narendra Modi in Kathua: PM claims 'Abdullahs and Muftis' ruined three generations of Jammu and Kashmir
Politics

Narendra Modi in Kathua: PM claims 'Abdullahs and Muftis' ruined three generations of Jammu and Kashmir

Narendra Modi, at the BJP Kathua rally, slammed the Abdullahs and Muftis, saying the two families had 'ruined' three generations of Jammu and Kashmir.

PM's defence of AFSPA in J&K scores points with troops, but law's efficacy in protecting soldiers remains in question
India

PM's defence of AFSPA in J&K scores points with troops, but law's efficacy in protecting soldiers remains in question

How effective is the AFSPA in its current form? Does it give cover to our soldiers? This question demands an answer beyond the BJP-Congress rhetoric.

Narendra Modi's News18 interview: PM defends demonetisation, castigates Congress, welcomes first-time voters; key highlights
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Narendra Modi's News18 interview: PM defends demonetisation, castigates Congress, welcomes first-time voters; key highlights

Prime Minister Narendra Modi defended demonetisation, castigated the Congress and welcomed first-time voters in an interview with News18 just days ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.