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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

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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

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


Teucer on Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA

The troubling part of the Act, in my opinion, is:

“4. Special powers of the armed forces.—Any commissioned officer,
warrant officer, non commissioned officer or any other person of… 1,236 more words

Modi and Kashmir

In Modi’s maiden trip to Jammu and Kashmir (hereafter Kashmir), the Prime Minister laid out two goals related to the state. The first objective laid by Modi is “to win the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kashmir through development.” The second is the  750 more words