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The conflicted

huts in isolation
smokeless chimneys

a girl
in burqa holding
a meadow clover
near the cemetery gate

an old shepherd
benumbed by the past watching… 86 more words


The Mokokchung Incident: 27th December, 1994

The day was 27th December 1994, just one day following the Chief of Indian Army, Gen.Shankar Roy’s visit to Kohima to “discuss the law and order problem in Nagaland” with the incumbent Chief Minister of Nagaland, SC Jamir. 655 more words


The Invisible 9/11: 56 Years of AFSPA in the North East

September 11, 2014, Guwahati, Assam

 We the civil society groups from the all the seven sister States of North East India, having assembled in Gawahati on this day the 11th of September 2014 under the auspices of Centre for Research and Advocacy, Human Rights Alert, Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti, WinG-India, North East Dialogue Forum, Borok People Human Rights Organisation, Barak Human Rights Protection Committee, People’s Right to Information and Development Implementing Society of Mizoram and deliberated upon by eminent personalities of the region like Prof. 392 more words


Armed Forces Sinning Powers Act?

AFSPA in the light of recent controversies

While Irom Sharmila continues to be arrested and released, demanding the absolute revocation of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 463 more words


For many the armed forces special powers act is a draconian law but for me it’s only a bit controversial. Every law has it’s own pros and cons, in such cases it becomes a necessity to judge the consequences of such acts on a beam-balance. 1,452 more words

Knowledge Dose : Recent Highlights

1.) Irom Sharmila, known as the IRON LADY of Manipur, is protesting against the brutal AFSPA(Armed Forces Special Powers Act) which gives exorbitant powers to the Army to arrest, beat(to the extent of death) any person(if he/she is conceived to be culpable) in ‘disturbed areas’. 103 more words

Knowledge Dose

Three days after her release, anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested from protest site

Sharmila has been taken back to her ward at the JNIMS to be force fed through her nose.

Manipuri police re-arrested 42-year-old anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila after taking her away from a protest site. 427 more words

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