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.”

SC junks pleas of Army men against lodging of FIRs for operations in AFSPA areas

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta told SC that there has to be a mechanism to ensure that "the hands of soldiers are not shaken while fighting terrorism."


Home Ministry extends AFSPA in three districts in Arunachal Pradesh for six months

According to a home ministry notification, released October 1, Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts of Arunachal Pradesh and eight police stations bordering Assam were declared "disturbed" areas under AFSPA, 1958.

Army recalibrating counter-insurgency strategy in Manipur

The top brass of the Army held a detailed deliberation last month to look at recalibration of operations since there appears to be a "manifested caution" being exercised because of the directives of the court on AFSPA-related cases, sources said.

AFSPA: Army chief Bipin Rawat asks why officers, soldiers filed plea in SC

Nearly 700 Army officers and soldiers have approached the Supreme Court against the so-called dilution of AFSPA, which shielded them from prosecution without the central government’s nod.

AFSPA: 107 petitioners from unit whose CO is named in Manipur 'fake encounter' FIR

These Army personnel, including four officers, 24 Junior Commissioned Officers and 79 Other Ranks, are part of the 26 Mechanised Infantry Battalion of which Colonel Vijay Singh Balhara is the Commanding Officer.


Over 380 Army personnel move Supreme court on AFSPA

The original petition and the fresh application come in the wake of a two-judge bench of the apex court asking an SIT constituted under the CBI to file chargesheets against security personnel over alleged fake encounters in Manipur.

Supreme Court to hear soldiers’ plea on AFSPA next month

Senior advocate Colin Gonsalves, representing the petitioners in the Manipur encounter cases, objected to the fresh plea and said that it appears to seek a review of the earlier Supreme Court order.

SC admits plea by 355 Army personnel challenging probe into operations where AFSPA is in force

The petitioners have challenged the registration of an FIR against them for operations where AFSPA is in force. Representing the petitioners, Advocate Aishwarya Bhati said “military operations in border areas will suffer” if a probe is conducted.

Forty Years Ago, July 25, 1978: AFSPA in Manipur

The Manipur valley area was declared a disturbed and dangerous area under the Armed Forces (Manipur and Nagaland) Act and the army was called out to assist the civil administration in dealing with the law and order situation.

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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: