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Irom Sharmila’s message to Imphal visitors

Imphal: Irom Sharmila who has been on fast unto death since November 4, 2000 demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, has sent out a message to tourists, officials and diplomats who had come to the 10-day Sangai festival in Imphal. 42 more words

Statement on the Order of the High Court of Meghalaya on the AFSPA

This statement has been sent out by TARUN BHARTIYA, PRASHANT BHUSHAN, ARUNA ROY AND NIKHIL DEY  for endorsements. Please send your endorsements by tonight (November 24, 2015) to arunaroy@gmail.com… 1,242 more words


Closer to Home: India’s Armed Forces Special Powers Act

Fifteen years ago, on November 2nd, Manipuri poet Irom Charu Sharmila started her still-ongoing hunger strike against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). Last week, my own home state of Meghalaya demanded for the Central government to implement the act. 524 more words

Reflections :- AFSPA - The Irony With in

Background :-  There has been a considerable amount of debate on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) as long as we can remember.It has been extensively covered by both news media and print media.Views from various corners and writings by many learned man conclude that it should be repealed , yet irrespective of  who is in Government , it has not been repealed, even though few representatives of Government  are in favor to repeal AFSPA.Hence , it lets one think why it has not been repealed and will it ever be repealed ? 1,415 more words


Northeast "India"

A few days into my stay in Shillong, Meghalaya I casually mentioned the lack of Hindi.

“Why should we speak Hindi?? We’re not part of India. 1,245 more words

The AFSPA Debate

AFSPA is one of the most controversial piece of legislation in India. It has been a subject of debate ever since its existence in 1958. The draconian law stemmed out of the colonial regime, where post independence it was implemented in the Naga districts of Assam. 197 more words


15 years and no stopping: Why Irom Sharmila Chanu is India’s conscience-keeper

In the Indian epic Ramayana, the protagonist Lord Ram was re-instated to his normal life after 14 years of exile in the forest. Yet, for Irom Chanu Sharmila, the ‘return’ to a normal life has continued to elude even after the completion of 15 long years. 576 more words