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Anti-AFSPA Activist Irom Sharmila ‘Forcibly’ Arrested again #WTFnews

Social activist Irom Chanu Sharmila was on Friday forcibly taken away by the police from a small makeshift shelter outside the government-run hospital in Imphal where she was continuing her fast after being released from jail on Wednesday. Sources said… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Court orders release of Manipuri activist #IromSharmila

by Ajith Vijay Kumar Last Updated: Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 15:14 Zee Media Bureau/Ajith Vijay Kumar Imphal: A sessions court in Manipur, Tuesday, ordered the immediate release of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike… Continue Reading →

#AFSPA Protects Army For Rights Violations , No Arrests Even As People Protest #Vaw

Mon July 21, 2014 By YASHASWANI SEHRAWAT NEW DELHI: A decade has passed since the rape and murder of Thangjam Manorama, a victim of our great honored “Armed Forces” interminable barbarism through AFSPA. A decade has gone since girls from Manipur… Continue Reading →

Sexual violence by Indian Army is a reality and cannot be justified #AFSPA

Guest Post- Devika Mittal    In 2004, Thangjam Manorama, was brutally raped and murdered by Assam Rifles. She was arrested from her house at around 3 am on the allegation of being a “militant”. Her body was found a day… Continue Reading →

Protest against Impunity to Armed forces in Armed Conflict Areas – July11 #AFSPA

One cannot forget the image of women protesting naked in front of the Assam Rifles headquarters in Imphal in Manipur holding banners titled: “Indian Army Rape us”. The protest was in response to an incident that took place on the… Continue Reading →

Rape in India: Reading between the lines #Vaw #mustread

Sometimes photographs — even ones that go viral — aren’t worth a thousand words. Here’s what they won’t tell you. June 15, 2014 5:00AM ET by Neha Dixit, aljazeera In a village called Badaun in the northeastern state of Uttar Pradesh in… Continue Reading →

Counter to the spirit of counter-insurgency- Repeal #AFSPA

SUBIR BHAUMIK It is time India considers a repeal of AFSPA not merely out of a concern for human rights but also out of a desire to refocus its internal security regime. Such a law is inconsistent with the structure… Continue Reading →

I am eager to live: Irom Sharmila #AFSPA

AKANKSHA JAIN PTIIrom Sharmila arrives at Patiala court in New Delhi on Wednesday. ‘But will settle down in life only when AFSPA is scrapped’ “I love my life. I never intended to commit suicide…I want to sense all the enjoyments of… Continue Reading →

Press Release – Irom Sharmila’s Patiala Court Hearing #Vaw

SSSC REPORT ON IROM SHARMILA’S PATIALA COURT HEARING New Delhi: Irom Sharmila, the Manipuri activist who has been on a hunger-strike for 14 years now with repeal AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act), appeared for the hearing at Patiala House… Continue Reading →

Irom Sharmila- ‘Peaceful agitation, not attempt to commit suicide’ #Afspa

Written by  The Peoples Chronicle “I could have died long ago if my agitation was an attempt to commit suicide”, said Irom Chanu Sharmila, talking to media persons as she was produced at the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East on… Continue Reading →

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