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Eight Resolutions adopted during conference on World Human Rights day in Chandigarh

Associating with the worldwide Human Rights fraternity, Sikhs for Human Rights, Lawyers for Human Rights, Punjab Human Rights Organisation and the Sikh Youth of Punjab hereby resolve as under ...

How India failed its own Constitution in Kashmir

Yesterday, Amnesty International India launched its latest report, “Denied: Failures in accountability for human rights violations by security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir”, which documents the obstacles to justice faced in several cases of human rights violations believed to have been committed by Indian security force personnel in Jammu and Kashmir.

AFSPA removal from Tripura must spur repeal of draconian law: Amnesty India

The Tripura government’s decision to withdraw the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) from the state must pave the way for the repeal of the law, Amnesty International said today.

AFSPA withdrawn from Tripura after 18 yrs, Draconian law still in force in Kashmir, Manipur & other areas

After a period of 18 years, the state government withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was enforced in Tripura on May 28.

India to retain draconian AFSPA; Govt. says notorious law protests forces for ‘harassment’

Indian state has declared that controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, AFSPA will remain in force despite so much protest against it in the Northeast and Kashmir. AFSPA grants special powers to Indian security forces in Northeast and Kashmir and it is infamous for being a source of blatant human rights violations and impunity.

Irom Chanu Sharmila re-arrested a day after her release

After her release in the evening, Sharmila again sat on fast and she was again arrested on Friday (Jan. 23) by the police under the same charge of attempt to commit suicide by means of her indefinite fast.

Congress leader Capt. Amrinder Singh defends imposition of draconian and infamous AFSPA in Kashmir

Chandigarh: Congress Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha and former Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh reportedly defended, in strong terms, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Omar Abdullah accuses Mufti Mohammad Sayeed of supervising massacre of Kashmiri youths

Srinagar: Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has blamed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed for supervising the killing of thousands of youth in massacres in Kashmir when he was the home minister of India and accused him for being the biggest oppressor and tormentor in the history of the state.

Kashmir, I will die, again and again

Yes, I am dead, shot dead, yesterday, tomorrow, day after tomorrow or day before yesterday. In Budgam, in Baramulla or Banihal, I can be anyone from anywhere in Kashmir and I am dead. I remember it exactly. I remember my death. I remember the face of my killer, his clothes and the gun. I saw his eyes. I know him. He is everywhere in Kashmir.

Family Members, activists, human rights bodies condemn re-arrest of Irom Sharmila

New Delhi/ Manipur, India (August 22, 2014): Human rights and anti-AFSPA activist Irom Chanu Sharmila's re-arrest after two days freedom has invited criticism from all quarters. She was picked up 'forcibly' by Police from Imphal in Manipur. The Iron Lady of Manipur, who has been on fast for last 14 years, is supposed to have been picked up by the police for feeding her forcibly.

Irom Sharmila arrested again: Police arrests Irom Sharmila from protest venue in Imphal

Imphal, Manipur (August 22, 2014): As per recent information the police has again arrested human rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila, who has been on fast seeking revocation of draconian Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and was released from Jail just two days back after she was acquitted by a trial court.

Irom Sharmila’s release is a moral victory: says Amnesty International India

New Delhi, India (August 20, 2014): A Manipur court ruling directing the release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila because there were no grounds for charging her with attempted suicide is a legal and moral victory for the activist and her 13 year-long hunger strike, Amnesty International India said on Tuesday.

Iron Lady of Manipur, Irom Sharmila, released from Jail; Amnesty Intl. India hails court decision

New Delhi, India (August 20, 2014): Regarded as the Iron Lady Manipur, Irom Charu Sharmila was today released from jail. Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for last 14 years demanded revocation of draconian law imposed in Manipur by Indian state, came out of jail with tears in her eyes.

INDIA: Iron Lady of Manipur to continue her fast against AFSPA even after release from Jail, says bother

New Delhi, India (August 20, 2014): The Iron Lay of Manipur and icon of struggle against atrocities and impunity in Manipur, Irom Sharmila is on fast unto death for last 14 years. She has not taken food and is being (force) fed by a rice tube. She is demanding annulment of notorious Armed Forces Special Powers Act, commonly called AFSPA. She has been languishing in Indian jail as she was booked for attempting suicide by Indian authorities.

Thousands call for release of Prisoner of Conscience Irom Sharmila

New Delhi, India (December 17, 2013): According to information sent to Sikh Siyasat News (SSN) by media officer of Amnesty International India [o]ver 16,000 people have supported an Amnesty International India campaign seeking the immediate and unconditional release of human rights activist and Prisoner of Conscience Irom Chanu Sharmila.

Government must heed Manipur panel’s findings and end impunity for fake encounters: Amnesty Intl. India

New Delhi, India (July 24, 2013): An independent panel set up by India’s Supreme Court to investigate six alleged extrajudicial executions in the northeastern state of Manipur has found damning evidence of impunity and abuse of special powers by security forces, resulting in widespread human rights violations.

The courageous battle of Irom Charu Sharmila – the Iron Lady of Manipur

She might look frail and weak, but she is determined to end the terror of draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA). Meet Manipur's Iron Lady, the 40-year-old peace-activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who is on a hunger strike for last 12 years.

Irom Sharmila faces attempted suicide charges in Delhi court; Defends her protest against notorious AFSPA

New Delhi, India (March 04, 2013): It is learnt that Irom Charu Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of notorious Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and was flown to Delhi from Manipur on Sunday (March 03, 2013), has appeared in a Delhi Court in a case under section 309 of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Human Rights & Social activist Irom Sharmila brought to Delhi to face court case for fast against AFSPA

New Delhi, India (March 03, 2013): It is learnt that Social activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding the repeal of notorious law named Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), was brought to Delhi on March 03, 2013.

Indian Army chief against “dilution” of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA)

New Delhi, India (January 14, 2012): According to media reports Indian Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh on January 14, 2014 (Monday) said he did not favor dilution of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir as it was "an enabler" for soldiers to fight militancy in an asymmetric environment.

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