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Mufti-Modi accord to remain under wraps till March 1

NEW DELHI: The People’s Democratic Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party have kept their Agenda for Alliance in Jammu & Kashmir under wraps even as the stage is set for PDP supremo Mufti Mohammed Sayeed to be sworn-in as Chief Minister on March 1, a Sunday. 511 more words

But they don’t like you questioning..

They are calling for

a collective fight against terrorism

but they don’t want you to know

hypocrisy in deciding what it is.

They are asking for… 66 more words


The Tribune - Mehbooba, Shah seal the deal on govt formation in J&K; PDP patron Mufti to meet Modi today; swearing-in likely on March 1

Arun Joshi, Tribune News Service

Jammu, February 24. PDP president Mehbooba Mufti’s meeting with BJP president Amit Shah in Delhi this afternoon officially sealed the deal for the first-ever government in which their two parties would… 605 more words


Prisoner of Conscience: Irom Sharmila

An analysis of Irom Sharmila’s battle against the AF(SP)A, and the use of law criminalizing attempt to commit suicide against her protest

Surbhi Sharma (NLIU, Bhopal) 2,392 more words


AFSPA: Why should political parties discuss it

There are mixed reactions on the issue of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act or the AFSPA. While the BJP had stuck to its guns four days back stating that there would be no withdrawal of the AFSPA in Jammu and Kashmir, now it appears there is an attempt to withdraw it in a phased manner. 60 more words

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Peace, bread and politics of AAP: Satya Sagar

Guest post by SATYA SAGAR

Among the epithets, most frequently hurled at Arvind Kejriwal by the BJP, in the run up to the Delhi assembly elections, were ‘anarchist’, closely followed by ‘urban naxal’. 1,490 more words

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10 Reasons Why AFSPA Must Go

10 Reasons Why the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) Must Be Repealed

By Waliullah Ahmed Lashkar,

1. A draconian law: The AFSPA is a piece of colonial legislation that gives the armed forces of India unfettered power: (i) to use lethal force on civilians even to the extent of causing death on mere suspicion that they may cause breach of any law or order, (ii) to search any dwelling places by breaking them on mere suspicion without warrant and (ii) to arrest people without warrant and to keep them in custody for unspecified time and more importantly the Act also bars the judiciary to question any acts of the armed forces operating under the Act in areas declared disturbed under the Act. 1,225 more words