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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

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

Observe 15th October as Black Day, Boycott Congress I : Maoist Communist Party, Manipur

14th October, 2016

Manipur, the small but the beautiful home to more than thirty-fives fraternal ethnics groups, is a historical state having a rewarded history of more than 2000 years. 709 more words


Of dance, for justice…

The young Manipuri contemporary dance Surjit Nongmeikapam talks about his award winning dance production Nerves, the political situation of Manipur and his creative inspirations…

It was 2011 winter when I returned to Kolkata to visit my mother. 1,525 more words

Darkness in the Valley

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – Orwell

I remember how after hearing the news of Atomic bombings of Hiroshima, Noam Chomsky felt the need to go off and find solitude on American streets as a young man because there was nobody he could talk to. 1,186 more words

Women Of The World Stand With Sharmila - Repeal AFSPA Now!

Statement from Stand With Irom Sharmila campaign

Sand Sculpture at Cuttack, Orissa by artist Himanshu Shekhar Parida, in solidarity with Irom Sharmila’s struggle for repeal of AFSPA,  to mark 15 years of completion of  her hunger protest in 2015. 1,282 more words


“My struggle will continue until AFSPA is struck down” - Irom Sharmila

“My struggle will continue until AFSPA is struck down” said Irom Sharmila Chanu, the poet and activist from Manipur whose 16-year long hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act has made her a global symbol of non-violent resistance. 1,246 more words