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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

AFSPA

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

AFSPA: RIGHT TO PROTEST AND DEMOCRACY

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

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

SUMMARY
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

Human Rights

Irom Sharmila detained two days after her release from detention

Earlier on Thursday Irom Sharmila had said, “I will continue to fast till my demand (withdrawal of AFSPA) is met. The order of the sessions court that I am not attempting to commit suicide (by launching fast to remove the controversial Act) is welcome.” 154 more words

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Irom Sharmila detained two days after her release from detention

Earlier on Thursday Irom Sharmila had said, “I will continue to fast till my demand (withdrawal of AFSPA) is met. The order of the sessions court that I am not attempting to commit suicide (by launching fast to remove the controversial Act) is welcome.” 154 more words

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