Articles about Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA)

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

23 Apr 2022

India
Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stated India's all three defense forces wanted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to be removed from Jammu & Kashmir soon.

Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

01 Apr 2022

India
Centre extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The Centre on Friday extended the ambit of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in three Arunachal Pradesh districts, namely Tirap, Changlang, and Longding, from April 1 (Friday) to September 30.

Centre reduces disturbed areas under AFSPA in three northeastern states

31 Mar 2022

India
Centre reduces disturbed areas under AFSPA in three northeastern states

The Centre has decided to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in certain areas of Nagaland, Assam, and Manipur.

Elections 2019: Lazy Opposition, Modi's machismo and a lousy movie

05 Apr 2019

Politics
Elections 2019: Lazy Opposition, Modi's machismo and a lousy movie

The first phase of elections is six days away, and the ruling party hasn't even released its manifesto. That says it all about this elections.

#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

02 Apr 2019

Politics
#CongressManifesto is 'dangerous'; an agenda for India's 'balkanization': Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday criticized the Congress manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections hours after it was released.

Government empowers Assam Rifles personnel to search, arrest without warrant

21 Feb 2019

India
Government empowers Assam Rifles personnel to search, arrest without warrant

Assam Rifles personnel have been empowered by the Central government to arrest anyone and search a place without a warrant in northeastern states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, and Mizoram.

No grudge against officers approaching Supreme Court: Defense Minister

16 Sep 2018

India
No grudge against officers approaching Supreme Court: Defense Minister

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said she has no "grudge" against a group of Army officers who have approached the Supreme Court to present their views on cases relating to the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA).

SC summons CBI chief again over Manipur fake encounters probe

30 Jul 2018

India
SC summons CBI chief again over Manipur fake encounters probe

CBI director Alok Kumar Verma, on Monday, was summoned by the Supreme Court to give an explanation for the agency's slow pace of investigation into alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur by Indian security forces.

Digital media helps theater, doesn't threaten it: Mahesh Dattani

15 Jun 2018

Entertainment
Digital media helps theater, doesn't threaten it: Mahesh Dattani

Playwright-actor Mahesh Dattani has said the emergence of digital media has helped theater and posed no threat to it.

AFSPA completely revoked from Meghalaya, diluted in Arunachal Pradesh

23 Apr 2018

India
AFSPA completely revoked from Meghalaya, diluted in Arunachal Pradesh

In a major move, the Home Ministry has completely revoked the controversial AFSPA from Meghalaya, and diluted it in some parts of Arunachal Pradesh.

Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

03 Mar 2018

Politics
Who will become CMs in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland?

BJP witnessed a zero-to-hero transformation in Northeastern states today.

Rajnath: Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma to be J&K interlocutor

23 Oct 2017

Politics
Rajnath: Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma to be J&K interlocutor

To address strife-torn J&K's problems, Union HM Rajnath Singh announced that former Intelligence Bureau (IB) director Dineshwar Sharma will initiate dialogue in the insurgency-hit state.

The AFSPA saga continues: State government declares Assam "disturbed"

02 Sep 2017

India
The AFSPA saga continues: State government declares Assam "disturbed"

Since 1990, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been imposed in Assam by the Centre.

Karnataka CM: Bellandur problem will be solved within 1-2 years

17 Aug 2017

Bengaluru
Karnataka CM: Bellandur problem will be solved within 1-2 years

Bellandur lake's toxic foam, which worsened with Monday's overnight showers, is giving residents a hard time.

Irom Sharmila gets married in Kodaikanal, despite opposition

17 Aug 2017

India
Irom Sharmila gets married in Kodaikanal, despite opposition

Activist Irom Sharmila has married British citizen Desmond Coutinha at the Kodaikanal registrar office.

Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

10 Jul 2017

India
Rs. 10L compensation for 'human shield', but not from army?

The J&K Human Rights Commission has directed the state to provide Rs. 10L as compensation to Farooq Ahmad Dar who was tied to the bonnet of an army jeep as a 'human shield'.

Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

22 May 2017

India
Kashmir human shield incident: Major Gogoi awarded by Indian Army

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat awarded COAS Commendation Card to Major Leetul Gogoi for sustained efforts in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu & Kashmir.

J&K- Prisoner allegedly stripped, brutalized, kept hungry in police lockup

10 May 2017

India
J&K- Prisoner allegedly stripped, brutalized, kept hungry in police lockup

In a horrifying revelation, a former prisoner in J&K has alleged she was brutalized, stripped, beer bottles inserted into her vagina, and chilli powder sprinkled, while she was in police custody.

Assam wants AFSPA to be removed in some areas

06 May 2017

India
Assam wants AFSPA to be removed in some areas

The Assam government will review whether the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) could be withdrawn in a phased manner and present its recommendations to the Centre.

India is secular with no state religion: India to UN

05 May 2017

World
India is secular with no state religion: India to UN

Responding to Pakistan's criticism over minorities' treatment, India asserted safeguarding minorities' rights forms an "essential core" of its polity.

SC asks for FIRs on all encounter deaths including AFSPA

29 Apr 2017

India
SC asks for FIRs on all encounter deaths including AFSPA

Dealing a blow to the Indian armed forces as well as the Centre, the Supreme Court has mandated that FIRs be filed against all encounter deaths in the country, including AFSPA related ones.

SC seeks to re-open Manipur extra-judicial killings cases

19 Apr 2017

India
SC seeks to re-open Manipur extra-judicial killings cases

The Supreme Court ordered the reopening of cases of alleged extra-judicial killings in Manipur in 2003. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi strongly opposed the court's decision, saying over a decade had passed.

Government stands by 'human shield' decision

17 Apr 2017

India
Government stands by 'human shield' decision

The Centre has decided to stand by the army officer who decided to use a stone-pelter as a human shield to allow his men safe passage through a sea of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir recently.

J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

15 Apr 2017

India
J&K: In fresh controversy, video of army using human shield

In a fresh controversy, on 15th April a video surfaced showing a Kashmiri youth tied to the fender of an army jeep as a "shield".

Centre wants SC to review the AFSPA ruling

14 Apr 2017

India
Centre wants SC to review the AFSPA ruling

The Centre asked SC to reconsider its ruling on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) of 1958 to the army for "deaths caused during encounters in disturbed areas."

Counting of votes begins in five states

11 Mar 2017

Politics
Counting of votes begins in five states

Officials will begin counting votes today in Uttar Pradesh, Manipur, Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand after a month of polls.

Manipur polls: Irom Sharmila vs CM Singh in last phase

08 Mar 2017

Politics
Manipur polls: Irom Sharmila vs CM Singh in last phase

22 constituencies in Manipur went to polls on March 8 in the second and last phase of polling.

First phase of Assembly Polls begin in Manipur

04 Mar 2017

Politics
First phase of Assembly Polls begin in Manipur

Polling has commenced in the first phase of assembly elections in Manipur.

Irom Sharmila: Will replace Bengali script with Manipuri script

03 Mar 2017

Politics
Irom Sharmila: Will replace Bengali script with Manipuri script

Irom Sharmila's People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance, has vowed to amend the Manipur Official Language Act, 1979, and replace the state's Bengali script "with an indigenous script."

Modi: Manipur gave 15 yrs to Congress, give us 5

25 Feb 2017

Politics
Modi: Manipur gave 15 yrs to Congress, give us 5

PM Narendra Modi accused the Congress, which has been in power in Manipur since 2002, of neglecting the state's development.

Manipur blockade to not hamper poll process

22 Feb 2017

Politics
Manipur blockade to not hamper poll process

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) assured political parties that Manipur elections will be free, fair and unaffected by ongoing economic blockade.

Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM

07 Feb 2017

Politics
Irom Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM

In the upcoming Manipur Assembly elections, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila will contest against Manipur CM and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh.

Manipur's Irom Sharmila contesting elections frugally

05 Feb 2017

Politics
Manipur's Irom Sharmila contesting elections frugally

Manipur's newest political party, People's Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA), was co-founded by Irom Sharmila in October 2016.