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[Editorial] Garrison Governance: Armed Forces Special Powers Act

  • North Eastern States, Jammu Kashmir and Red Corridor of India have a massive presence of Army and Paramilitary forces – mostly under Armed Forces Special Powers Act.
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AFSPA: Uncompromising or compromised upon?

By: Michelle Cherian, II Economics

Close to six decades have passed since Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the tiranga atop the Red Fort signifying India’s tryst with its long-cherished destiny of Independence. 1,252 more words

Congress flays BJP for not addressing core issues

“BJP has taken a U-turn on the core issues like Article 370, ceasefire violations, terrorism related violence as it was busy appeasing the separatists in the valley,” Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said while addressing election rallies in Jammu region. 104 more words


The Going Nowhere Road in Manipur

The policeman in the picture has an air of ruthless professionalism that you normally don’t associate with many state police forces in the country.

He is a commando of Manipur Police, and under AFSPA there are many ad-hoc checkpoints in towns and villages of Manipur where he will be busy, frisking people as a part of his daily job’s roles and responsibilities. 349 more words


Of AFSPA and Chutzpah!

So, after a lot of deliberation I have finally got around to come to terms with the sudden spurt in the use of the word “Chutzpah”. 594 more words

Manipur government extends 'disturbed area' status

The decision was taken at a Cabinet meeting on December one last after considering the overall situation of the state, state education minister and government spokesman M Okendro said. 139 more words


Text of the Judicial Inquiry Report on torture and killing of Manorama Devi by the Assam Rifles

Thangjiam Manorama Devi was a Manipuri village girl who was brutally tortured and subjected to gruesome sexual violence before she was killed by a team of the para-military force Assam Rifles in 2004. 703 more words

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