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Tuesday, December 01, 2020



Home Ministry extends 'disturbed area' tag for 3 Arunachal districts, 4 police stations under AFSPA

October 02, 2020 2:14 pm

The four police stations are Namsai and Mahadevpur in Namsai district, Roing in Lower Dibang Valley and Sunpura in Lohit district.

AFSPA extended for six months in Assam

August 25, 2020 8:19 pm

The state has been declared a "disturbed area" on account of recent insurgent attacks on security forces in the Northeast and recovery of illegal arms and ammunition from different areas of Assam, an official statement said.

AFPSA extended for six months from Aug 28 in Assam

September 07, 2019 5:18 pm

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

July 02, 2019 3:35 am

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.

Sharmila, Irom

May 15, 2019 12:23 am

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

May 13, 2019 8:57 pm

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

May 13, 2019 7:05 am

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

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

April 05, 2019 8:34 pm

"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

April 05, 2019 7:18 am

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 He said the government has already withdrawn ASFPA in Tripura, parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.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

April 03, 2019 7:21 am

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


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: