AFPSA extended for six months from Aug 28 in Assam

The act which empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice ha been continuing in Assam since November 1990.

AFSPA in Nagaland extended by six months

In a notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the Centre is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole state of Nagaland is in such a “disturbed and dangerous condition” that the use of armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary.


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With the birth of her twins, Manipur’s most famous activist comes closer to experiencing the joys that many take for granted

Explained: Irom Sharmila and her struggle against AFSPA

Irom Sharmila, known as the Iron lady of Manipur, gave birth to twin girls in Bengaluru. A look at her struggle against AFSPA in Manipur

On Mother’s Day, twin girls for Irom Sharmila

Sharmila and her husband, Goan-born British national Desmond Coutinho, have named their daughters Nix Sakhi and Autumn Tara.

Army concerned about human rights, but time hasn't come for any rethink on AFSPA: General Bipin Rawat

There has been a long-standing demand from various sections to withdraw the act as AFSPA remains a thorny issue in J-K and the Northeast areas.


AFSPA dilution: Will Amit Shah ask Rajnath Singh to step down, asks Mehbooba Mufti

"Amit Shah claims that they withdrew support from PDP led govt because I insisted on AFSPA revocation. What is their reaction on Rajnath ji saying the very same thing. Wonder if they will ask him to resign as Home Minister," Mufti said.

Will withdraw AFSPA from Kashmir too once normalcy returns: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh said the Congress wants to weaken the armed forces by diluting the AFSPA. He said the government has already withdrawn ASFPA in Tripura, parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.

In 2019 manifesto, Congress changes own tune: No sedition law, diluted AFSPA

The Congress manifesto also said it “will provide a statutory basis to the National Security Council and the office of National Security Adviser.

Jammu and Kashmir: 587 incidents of violence in 2018, informs Home Ministry

In its annual report for 2017-18, the MHA noted, “Civilian deaths in Jammu and Kashmir rose by a staggering 167% as compared to 2016.”

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Emotions run high as Irom Sharmila released the second time

The court of Judicial Magistrate Imphal East ordered release of 42-year-old Irom Sharmila from custody on Thursday.

Anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila re-arrested from protest site

Manipuri police re-arrested 42-year-old anti-AFSPA activist Irom Sharmila after taking her away from a protest site. She had been without any kind of nutrition since the time she had been released Wednesday evening.


Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to continue fast

Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who was on hunger strike for the last 14 years, walked free on Wednesday.

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On Kashmir, Modi invokes Vajpayee. Says using bullets is not the way forward

Modi also spoke about reduced instances of violence in northeast India and gave credit to the Army, Centre and state governments for repealing of AFSPA in Tripura, Meghalaya and parts of Arunachal Pradesh. See more:

AFSPA May Be Partially Lifted In Assam, Parts Of Arunachal Pradesh

With the Home Ministry asking the two BJP-ruled states to review the situation in areas under AFSPA and prepare recommendations for the Centre to examine in consultation with the Army, the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act may soon be partially withdrawn from parts of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, said officials. The entire state of Assam […]