May 10, 2022 7:24 pm
“The Assam Police has a glorious history and has successfully tackled insurgency, border issues, smuggling of arms, drugs and cattle, rhino poaching and social issues like witchcraft to emerge as one of the foremost police forces of the country,” Amit Shah said.
April 20, 2022 8:49 am
Subimal Bhattacharjee writes: Progress in settling border disputes, removal of AFSPA herald positive changes in the region.
April 19, 2022 10:34 pm
The partial withdrawal of AFSPA drew flak from several civil bodies based in the hill districts of Manipur, questioning the motive of both the state and the central government.
April 03, 2022 7:23 am
The incident comes just four months after six civilians were gunned down in a botched operation by security personnel in Nagaland’s Mon district in December last year.
April 02, 2022 8:49 am
The challenge for the Centre now is to build on the promise of Wednesday's announcement and slowly restore the primacy of the civilian administration in the areas still under AFSPA. It is a process that demands great patience, negotiation and accommodation.
April 07, 2022 9:59 am
The Act, which gives sweeping powers to the armed forces, has been fully or partially withdrawn from parts of three Northeast states — Assam, Nagaland and Manipur. Why is the decision significant, and why had AFSPA been imposed in the first place?
April 01, 2022 8:47 am
According to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), AFSPA is being removed from 15 police station areas in seven districts of Nagaland; 15 police station areas in six districts of Manipur; and 23 districts entirely and one district partially in Assam.
March 04, 2022 3:41 pm
While its repeal has long been a demand across the Northeast, it got a renewed push last December, after the death of 14 Naga civilians in a botched-up security ambush in Oting, Nagaland.
February 17, 2022 10:14 pm
The demand for repeal of the draconian law from the Northeast has been renewed after the Oting firing incident in Nagaland. Many political leaders from the region including Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio, both of whom are allies of the BJP, have made the demand.
January 02, 2022 8:53 am
🔴 The fact is that governments have become more authoritarian since 2014. As an inevitable consequence, the police — and the Armed Forces when deployed for internal security — have become more authoritarian.
January 23, 2015 4:56 pm
The court of Judicial Magistrate Imphal East ordered release of 42-year-old Irom Sharmila from custody on Thursday.
August 22, 2014 8:46 pm
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.
August 20, 2014 10:14 pm
Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who was on hunger strike for the last 14 years, walked free on Wednesday.
June 22, 2020 6:19 pm
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: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i
June 22, 2020 6:58 pm