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Fight against AFSPA will continue, only strategy has changed: Sharmila

Activist Irom Sharmila, who is making her electoral debut in the Manipur polls, said on Sunday that she has not given up her fight against controversial law Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act but......

Activists pin hopes on SC to repeal AFSPA

Families of victims of extra-judicial killings in Manipur expect a favourable judgment from the apex court. Geetanjali Krishna reports. At the Cheirap Court Complex, Imphal (West), a group of......

AFSPA: The Army needs it!

'Army personnel must be given immunity but such immunity must not be absolute, nor is it so under the present Armed Forces Special Powers Act.'<br=Brigadier Gurmeet Kanwal (retd) lists why India......

'I have become more fearless'

'I will continue my fight against AFSPA, while seeking more interaction and engagement with the people of Manipur.' 'Those who agree with me can join me.' 'Those who do not agree with me, just......

Fast ends, but Sharmila's fight continues

Irom Sharmila's decision to end her 16-year-old fast against AFSPA continues to be hotly debated and contested in Manipur.Chitra Ahanthem reports from Imphal for Rediff.com IMAGE: 'I have decided......
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'AFSPA is no cure for militancy, it aggravated the disease'

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act -- the AFSPA -- is not the medicine for militancy and it is there to "extract resources" from Manipur, Irom... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/afspa-is-no-cure-for-militancy-it-aggravated-the-disease-117022700256_1.html
It's all about blockade, Nagalim and Project NE

It doesn't take long to understand that the elections in Manipur is being fought solely on the issue of territorial integrity of the state. Instead... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-manipur-elections-2017-it-s-all-about-blockade-nagalim-and-project-ne-2335570
Congress is the main reason AFSPA is present in the State Conrad K Sangma

Lok Sabha MP and National People's Party NPP National president Conrad K Sangma has said that the Congress Government is the main reason why AFSPA... ...

http://e-pao.net/ge.asp?heading=24&src=260217
Will make Manipur a 'bandh-mukt' state, says BJP's Ram Madhav ahead of Assembly polls

The General Secretary of the North East BJP spoke about the problems plaguing Manipur, blaming the Ibobi Singh-led Congress government for economic... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/interview-will-make-manipur-a-bandh-mukt-state-says-bjp-s-ram-madhav-ahead-of-assembly-polls-2333973
A history of fake encounters opens up old wounds ahead of polls

Edina Yeikhom, who lost her husband in 2008, says that under the shadow of AFSPA, the armed forces usually pick up gallantry awards for nabbing... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-manipur-elections-2017-a-history-of-fake-encounters-opens-up-old-wounds-ahead-of-polls-2333199

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