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Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)


General Naravane: 'Continuing to engage in a positive atmosphere (with China)... sure it will lead to resolving differences'

April 30, 2022 10:37 pm

During General Naravane's 28-month tenure as Chief of the Army Staff, some momentous events took place including the standoff with China in Ladakh, the Covid pandemic, ceasefire with Pakistan and removal of AFSPA from some districts in states of the North-East.

Daily Briefing: Centre removes AFSPA from parts of Northeast; India, UK exchange words over sanctions in Russia

April 01, 2022 7:39 am

🎧 In today’s episode of the ‘3 Things podcast’, Indian Express’ Nirupama Subramanian explains why Imran Khan finds himself in this position, and what he is doing to fight back.

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The Act, which gives sweeping powers to the armed forces, has been fully or partially withdrawn from parts of three Northeast states — Assam, Nagaland and Manipur.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

Inquiry into Mon killings moving 'expeditiously', cooperating with state's SIT: Army

December 26, 2021 10:07 pm

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio had met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday to discuss the situation in the state.

Nagaland's people deserve neither AFSPA nor gun culture

December 11, 2021 7:00 am

🔴 Patricia Mukhim writes: The Northeast is not only less understood by distant Delhi but also considered ‘alien’ to the nation.

Repealing AFSPA will not weaken, only strengthen Constitution

December 10, 2021 6:46 am

Pratap Bhanu Mehta writes: It is necessary for restoring constitutional sanity, stopping the permanent othering of Nagaland.

Nagaland RS member demands withdrawal of AFSPA in House

December 09, 2021 4:03 am

🔴 AFSPA, K G Kenye said, has brought “nothing for this country, except (creating) animosity” among people in the Northeast and in other parts of India.

Explained: Why Nagaland killings have rekindled debate on AFSPA

December 07, 2021 7:51 am

Nagaland killings: A look back at how AFSPA was enacted, why it is controversial, and how demands for its repeal have grown louder over the years.

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 partially withdrawn from Arunachal Pradesh

April 03, 2019 7:03 am

The Act, which gives sweeping powers to security forces, was partially withdrawn from three of the state’s nine districts, but would remain in force in the areas bordering Myanmar, the MHA order said.