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Women Group Seeks Scrapping of “Unjust Law” AFSPA in Assam

A women’s group on 11 January 2023 demanded the repeal of Section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) along with the “draconian” Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act of 1958.

Lawless Law AFSPA — Background, Implementation, Effects, Opposition and Continuation

This presentation is based on audioarticle of a writeup penned by Sikh Siyasat editor Parmjeet Singh Gazi.

India Declares Nagaland As ‘Disturbed Area’, Extends AFSPA to the Land of Nagas

The Government of India (GoI) has declared Nagaland as a disturbed area while extending draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) to the region. AFSPA grants 'special powers' to India's armed forces. It also provides for including impunity from legal proceedings for actions done by Indian armed forces.

India should Act on UN Rights Report on Kashmir: Human Rights Watch

The Indian government should immediately act on the recommendations in the first-ever report by the United Nations on human rights in Kashmir, Human Rights Watch said.

South Asia Solidarity Group Welcomes UN Report on Human Rights Situation in Kashmir

South Asia Solidarity Group, a Human Rights body base din England, has welcomed the first ever report by the UN on the human rights situation in Kashmir.

UN HRO Report on the Situation of Human Rights in Kashmir [Full Report]

There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, who for seven decades have suffered a conflict that has claimed or ruined numerous lives, a report by the UN Human Rights Office published on Thursday says.

First-ever UN HRO Report on Kashmir Shows Mirror to India and Pakistan on Human Rights Abuses

There is an urgent need to address past and ongoing human rights violations and abuses and deliver justice for all people in Kashmir, UN Human Rights Office report.

Controversial Law AFSPA Removed From Mehalaya and 8 Police Stations of Arunachal Pradesh

India's Union Home Ministry on Monday announced to revoke the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) from North-Eastern region of Meghalaya.

AFSPA Is Both Unnecessary & Counterproductive, Need To Repeal It

The spate of civilian killings by military personnel in Kashmir continues unabated with the latest killings at Shopian leading to a mass shutdown across the valley.

Advo Rajwinder Singh Bains On Misuse Of UAPA, AFSPA & Other Laws In Indian Sub-Continent

In this video Advocate Rajwinder Singh Bains explains how draconian laws like AFSPA, TADA, POTA, UAPA are being misused against various nationalities

AFSPA Here To Stay In Assam, Says State BJP Government

While Union Government dissuading itself from taking any decision regarding extending the powers under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers)

ABVP seeks ban on Amnesty International India for holding event on Kashmir

Hindutva outfit and students' wing of ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Akhil Bhartiya Vidyardhi Parishad (ABVP) has demanded ban on Amnesty International India after the human rights body held an event called "Broken Families" in Bengaluru to highlight the plight of Kashmiri families, including those of Kashmiri Pandits.

Sedition Case: Amnesty International India’s response to complaint filed by ABVP

On 15 August, a First Information Report was reportedly registered against Amnesty International India with regard to an event held on 13 August, based on a complaint filed by an ABVP representative.

Sedition charges registered against Amnesty International India for holding event on Kashmir in Bengaluru

According to media reports, the Bengaluru Police have filed a criminal case against Amnesty International India for organizing an event as part of a campaign to seek justice for human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.

End of Irom Sharmila’s Hunger Strike An Opportunity To Repeal AFSPA

Amnesty International Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila would end her 16-year-long hunger strike against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) today. Amnesty International India calls on authorities to drop all charges against her, and take steps to repeal the AFSPA.

Irom Sharmila’s fight against AFSPA takes a new course: Statement of Amnesty India

Amnesty International’s Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila Chanu has taken an individual decision to end her 16-year-old fast against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act on August 9.

Irom Sharmila to end 16 years long hunger strike; Announces to contest elections

Manipur activist Irom Sharmila today announced that she would end her hunger strike of 16 years against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). She also announced to contest elections.

India: Draconian AFSPA to continue in 12 Arunachal districts

The Indian government has reportedly decided to continue with Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in 12 districts of north-eastern state Arunachal Pradesh. The government has taken a plea of continuous violence to label the concerned areas of the state as 'disturbed areas'.

Manipur’s Iron Lady Irom Sharmila acquitted of suicide charge by Delhi Court

A local court in Delhi yesterday acquitted Irom Sharmila in a case of attempt to suicide. The Manipuri rights activist Irom has been on a 15-year-long hunger strike to press for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Manipuri boy shatters myths of Indian Nationalists; Writes Open Letter to GD Bakshi

A few days ago, Major General (Retd.) GD Bakshi broke down on a news show discussing the criticism of the government’s diktat to universities on hoisting the national flag.

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