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After 14 years, new hopes for release of Irom Sharmila

“We are very happy to know that the government will have to release Sharmila once the law is changed,” said her brother.

In revised rape law, J&K lets troops retain shield

The PDP’s Nayeem Akhtar, for his part, claimed his party would get AFSPA repealed, saying Omar didn’t take any concrete measures.

The longest fast

That Irom Sharmila’s fast has entered its 15th year reveals the implacable might of the Indian state.

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Rebels with an art cause

Clark House Initiative has found a way to survive.

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Rethinking impunity

Why it may be time to revoke the AFSPA in areas like Manipur.

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In reports by inquiry panels, tales of AFSPA abuse in Manipur

The Manipur government had been directed to adduce the reports of inquiry commissions.

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Her tube off, fast still on, Irom Sharmila is free

“I will continue my fast until AFSPA is repealed once and for all”, she said.

Far from Delhi

Irom Sharmila’s protest is legitimate. It cannot be criminalised or wished away.

Irom Sharmila released from hospital detention

A civil rights activist, Irom has been force-fed through her nose for over a decade now.

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Omar rues delay in removal of AFSPA, says “goalpost” shifts

On the controversy over a Shiv Sena MP allegedly force-feeding a Muslim employee, Omar said it was “goondaism”.

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Some people will never find time appropriate for removal of AFSPA: Omar Abdullah

People will never find the time appropriate as they have so much liking and love for these laws, he said.

Want a settled life, eager to eat: Sharmila to court

Rights activist from Manipur Irom Sharmila, who has been on a fast for over 13 years to protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), told a Delhi court on Wednesday that she was eager to eat if she was given the assurance that the “draconian” Act would be revoked. Sharmila was charged for […]

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Irom Sharmila wants to meet newly elected PM Narendra Modi

Sharmila has been on indefinite hunger strike to demand repeal of the Act after killing of ten civilians.

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Manipur’s insurgency issue can be resolved through discussions: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul felt that a lot of conflicts in the country were because people were not given enough power and included in decision making process.

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If Pakistan breaks rules, we will too: Army Chief

General says ‘wait and watch’ approach should be followed on withdrawal of AFSPA.