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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

MHA declares entire Nagaland 'disturbed' for six more months under AFSPA as killings, loot and extortion rise
India

MHA declares entire Nagaland 'disturbed' for six more months under AFSPA as killings, loot and extortion rise

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

Major Aditya Kumar, Rifleman Aurangzeb to get Shaurya Chakra gallantry award on 72nd Independence Day
India

Major Aditya Kumar, Rifleman Aurangzeb to get Shaurya Chakra gallantry award on 72nd Independence Day

Major Aditya Kumar is among 20 armed forces personnel who will be honoured with Shaurya Chakra on the

AFSPA lifted in Meghalaya: Before seeking law's repeal in Jammu and Kashmir, ask separatists to halt protests, violence
India

AFSPA lifted in Meghalaya: Before seeking law's repeal in Jammu and Kashmir, ask separatists to halt protests, violence

The government deserves praise for lifting AFSPA from Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. However, this must not act as a precedent to lift the law in Jammu and Kashmir, because the state is still violent unlike Meghalaya and Arunachal

'No counter FIR by Army in Shopian firing incident,' Mehbooba Mufti tells state Assembly, says time not ripe to revoke AFSPA
India

'No counter FIR by Army in Shopian firing incident,' Mehbooba Mufti tells state Assembly, says time not ripe to revoke AFSPA

Mehbooba Mufti said the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) could not be revoked given the present security situation in the state.

Justice for Gauri Lankesh, repeal of AFSPA amongst 15 demands passed at human rights conference in Delhi
India

Justice for Gauri Lankesh, repeal of AFSPA amongst 15 demands passed at human rights conference in Delhi

Justice for slain journalist Gauri Lankesh, release of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, probe into alleged human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir were among 15 demands

Irom Sharmila dons a new hat with political front: All you need to know about the iron lady
Politics

Irom Sharmila dons a new hat with political front: All you need to know about the iron lady

Irom Chanu Sharmila was just another woman, born in a small village in the hilly state of Manipur, until something changed and she metamorphosed into a symbol of peaceful resistance against the brutalities of nation state.

Taapsee Pannu to play Irom Sharmila in the biopic on Iron Lady of Manipur?
Entertainment

Taapsee Pannu to play Irom Sharmila in the biopic on Iron Lady of Manipur?

Actress Taapsee Pannu has revealed she has been approached for a biopic on Irom Sharmila, the civil rights and political activist from Manipur.