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Was the bounty on militant heads reason enough to kill anyone?

Have security forces in Jammu and Kashmir been killing local Kashmiri civilians and passing them off as foreign militants in order to bag the monetary incentives that come with each ‘kill’? 521 more words

Re-arrest of Irom Sharmila a mockery: Amnesty International

Sobhapati Samom
IMPHAL, Jan 25 – Amnesty International India has condemned the re-arrest of ‘prisoner of conscience’ Irom Sharmila on Saturday. The police arrested Sharmila on the charge of attempting to commit suicide a day after a Manipur Court rejected an identical charge and ordered her release. 95 more words

Human Rights

Irom Sharmila Arrested again

Irom Sharmila

A day after being released from jail, rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was Friday arrested once again by the police under the same charge of attempt to commit suicide by means of her indefinite fast. 135 more words

Human Rights

Court orders release of Irom Sharmila

News Courtesy: Hindustan Times – http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/court-orders-release-of-irom-sharmila/article1-1309787.aspx

A local court on Thursday rejected ‘attempt to suicide’ charges against rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila and ordered her immediate release from custody. 113 more words

Human Rights

A question of accountability and memory

We live in strange times where a query to the state about promotions and awards to policemen in anti-militancy operations in one of the world’s highest militarised zones elicits a cold response… that being, that its disclosure would “pose as a threat to national security and the strategic interests of the state and may lead to the incitement of an offence”. 800 more words

A culture of impunity in J&K

It’s a ritual that has been going on in Srinagar since the nineties.

Scores of women and children sit silently in protest at a park with photographs of their missing sons, brothers, fathers or husbands who have disappeared after being arrested by the security agencies. 675 more words

Voices from the common people, family, victims of AFSPA in Manipur

Many have asked me about AFSPA and I am sharing a documentary movie which covers about AFSPA, protests and situation in Manipur, voices from the common people, family and victims of AFSPA in Manipur. 376 more words