Armed Forces Special Powers Act Afspa
North East  /  Published 10.05.22

AFSPA to be revoked soon from all of Assam: Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said improved law and order and peace accords with militant outfits led to the partial withdrawal of AFSPA in Assam, and that he was confident it will be revok...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Guwahati

India  /  Published 06.05.22

J&K: Terrorists ready to be launched

Northern army commander Lieutenant General Upendra Dwivedi on Friday said that infiltration is drastically down, yet currently there are 200 terrorists staged across border ready to be launched into J...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Udhampur

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.22

Poll story from Manipur

Although the election results of five states have, once again, demonstrated that the Bharatiya Janata Party continues to hold sway in most of India and that the Congress is in an existential crisis, i...
By Pradip Phanjoubam

North East  /  Published 28.02.22

Shadow of AFSPA lingers in Manipur

Activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, once the face of the anti-AFSPA brigade, was a high-profile candidate in the 2017 Manipur Assembly elections, having taken on three-time chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Imphal

North East  /  Published 19.02.22

BJP manifesto leaves out AFSPA

The ruling BJP on Thursday released its election manifesto for Manipur, a five-year vision for growth, development and peace but the contentious Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 — the wit...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati


North East  /  Published 02.01.22

Nagaland ruling party asks Delhi to revoke extension

The Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), which heads the Nagaland government of which the BJP is a constituent, has urged the Centre to “revoke and reconsider” the MHA notifica...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

North East  /  Published 31.12.21

Centre extends army shield

The Union home ministry on Thursday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act for another six months in Nagaland by declaring the entire state a “disturbed area”. The decision came i...
By Umanand Jaiswal, Imran Ahmed Siddiqui in Guwahati, New Delhi

North East  /  Published 30.12.21

AFSPA extended for six months in Nagaland

The Centre on Thursday declared the entire Nagaland as a "disturbed area" for six more months with effect from December 30 under the AFSPA while terming the state's condition "distu...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 30.12.21

Counter-insurgency: Playing with fire

Two recent incidents in India’s Northeast have raised serious issues about how security forces conduct counter-insurgency operations. In November, separatist guerrillas ambushed a convoy of the ...
By Subir Bhaumik

North East  /  Published 27.12.21

Nagaland: Panel on AFSPA recall

Six mine workers returning to their village were killed in firing by security forces, who mistook them for militants, on December 4 evening near Oting. Seven villagers among a group that had come loo...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati


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