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Kashmir - Unrest and Uprising!

Ever since the death of a young rebel leader, Kashmir often termed otherwise, “Paradise on Earth” is perhaps witnessing its darkest phase post-independence. 586 more words


Learning through Mindmaps: AFSPA

AFSPA or the Armed Forces Special Powers Act is one of the most contended legislations of India. What is AFSPA, where it has been/is applied, who invokes it, what are the powers of army, what are the issues related to AFSPA and what is the way ahead, find out through this mindmap(Click to open larger image. 11 more words

Current Affairs Analysis For General Understanding

Live Gig/ Imphal Talkies/ Politics & Peace

At NH7 Weekender Shillong set, Imphal Talkies’ opening song was a folk song ‘seihou’ followed by Qutub Minar which is a song against the draconian act AFSPA. 201 more words


End repression in Kashmir: A call from civil society

We, the undersigned, are dismayed over the ongoing crisis in Kashmir. We have watched in horror and shock the repetitive cycle of state aggression leading to violence, deteriorating state of civil liberties, violation of fundamental rights and ever escalating loss of human life and dignity in Kashmir. 2,131 more words


Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (POPULIST VIEW)

It is the early morning of September 3, 2011 in the city of Sopore in the Kashmir valley. The joint team of Kashmir Police and army’s Rashtriya Rifles are carrying out an operation. 935 more words

Irom Sharmila Floats New Party, Eyes Victory In Manipur Poll 2017

Irom Chanu Sharmila, who became the face of the peoples’ struggle against the much reviled Armed Forces Special Powers  Act (AFSPA 1958), on Tuesday floated her newly formed regional political party- PRJA (Peoples Resurgence and Justice Alliance) to fight election in the upcoming Manipur Assembly Election, which is due early next year. 599 more words


A bête noir called AFSPA (CONTRARIAN VIEW)

For decades, The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) has enabled serious human rights violations to be committed by soldiers in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and parts of northeast India, and shielded those responsible. 764 more words