23 Apr 2018
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.
17 Aug 2017
Irom Sharmila gets married in Kodaikanal, despite opposition
Activist Irom Sharmila has married British citizen Desmond Coutinha at the Kodaikanal registrar office.
06 May 2017
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The Assam government will review whether the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) could be withdrawn in a phased manner and present its recommendations to the Centre.
14 Apr 2017
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."
07 Feb 2017
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.
05 Feb 2017
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.