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25 Years of Impunity under AFSPA in Kashmir

On 5th July 1990, Indian State declared Kashmir valley and parts of Rajouri and Poonch district as “disturbed area” (while Jammu was declared as “disturbed area” in 2001) and imposed a draconian law named Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) to fight militancy and insurgency empowering armed forces to use lethal forces against any person who is acting in contravention of any law or order, destroy shelters or training camps from which armed attacks are likely to made, arrest any person without warrant on suspense who has committed or about to commit a cognizable crime, enter and search anywhere without warrant, stop, search and seize any vehicle on suspense on acting personnel’s opinion. 610 more words


A gun battle and other collateral damage

12-year-old Waris Manzoor was fast asleep in his house with his family when the 18-hour gunbattle started in Chinkipora town of Sopore, 54 km away from Srinagar, on 22 February 2010. 531 more words

For foreign scholars, Home Ministry acts as tough guide

In Christine Mehta’s account of how she was deported from India last November, published in The Hindu on Thursday, there is a telling line. “India’s progressive visa policy makes living and working in India easy for most second and third generation Indians living abroad, except for those working in environmental and human rights,” the Amnesty International India… 8 more words

what is AFSPA + its cons + conclusion


Its an anti-terrorist act having features like

  • Suspicious person can be arrested / fired upon w/o warrant
  • Suspicious vehical + houses can be searched w/o warrant…
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Internal Security

AFSPA and Tripura

Since the 1990s, there is an ongoing irredentist Tripura rebellion, involving militant outfits such as the National Liberation Front of Tripura and the All Tripura Tiger Force (ATTF); terrorist incidents incidents involving the ATTF claimed a recorded number of 389 victims in the seven-year period of 1993 to 2000. 102 more words


Amnesty International on AFSPA in J&K

Amnesty International

Report name = Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu & Kashmir

Based on :->> implications of AFSPA in J&K… 80 more words

Internal Security

Report Of Torture In Manipur 2014-2015 

CORE / H2H *

A report prepared by the Centre for Organisation Research and Education (CORE) on the practice and incidents of torture in Manipur documented by the organisation’s autonomous humanitarian action service for victims of torture, the Human to Humane Transcultural Centre for Torture and Trauma Victims (H2H). 279 more words

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