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Amit Shah: 'Confident that AFSPA will soon be revoked from whole of Assam'

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.

Towards a peaceful, stable Northeast

April 20, 2022 8:49 am

Subimal Bhattacharjee writes: Progress in settling border disputes, removal of AFSPA herald positive changes in the region.

Will urge Centre to withdraw AFSPA if law and order improves entirely: Manipur Governor

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.

As AFSPA lifted in parts of NE, 2 injured in Army firing in Arunachal

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.

Centre does well to withdraw AFSPA from many districts in the Northeast. It must carry on working in this direction

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.

Explained: Why the decision to withdraw AFSPA from parts of Northeast is significant

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The Act, which gives sweeping powers to the armed forces, has been fully or partially withdrawn from parts of three Northeast states — Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.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?

Govt removes AFSPA from parts of Nagaland, Assam and Manipur

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.

In yet another Manipur election, AFSPA poll talk but not poll issue

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.

BJP's manifesto for Manipur polls has no word on repeal of AFSPA

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.

When law becomes a weapon

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.


Emotions run high as Irom Sharmila released the second time

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.

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

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.

Irom Sharmila walks free, vows to continue fast

August 20, 2014 10:14 pm

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


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

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: