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Centre declares entire Assam as 'disturbed' area

The Centre has declared the entire Assam as a 'disturbed' area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act -- the AFSPA -- for three more months, citing various violent activities by insurgent......

Even after 16 years, Irom Sharmila keeps her mother waiting

The iconic activist has said that she won’t go home till the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act is repealed. Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila, who broke her 16-year-long......

'AFSPA should stay till police trained to contain insurgency'

Amid demands for scrapping of Armed Forces Special Powers Act in parts of the country, including Jammu and Kashmir and northeastern states, an article in pro-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh journal......

AFSPA to remain in force in 12 Arunachal districts

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act will continue to remain in force in 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh for six more months on the ground of continuous violence, extortion and intimidation by......

AFSPA to be revoked when the time is right: Rajnath in J&K

The controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act will be revoked in Jammu and Kashmir when the situation is conducive, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said.   "I want to say......
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The Kashmir valley would have equalled Delhi and left Hyderabad behind if the condition in Jammu and Kashmir had not worsened in the last few... ...

The government has no plans to withdraw or amend "the Armed Forces (Jammu and Kashmir) Special Powers Act, 1990", which gives the security forces... ...

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has called for giving more autonomy to the northeastern people and not adopting a one-size-fits-all approach as... ...
Will the seculars play it right this time?

'In the name of pluralism-secularism, the kind of politics that was pursued revealed to many that it was basically a favour to Muslim conservatism... ...
Will the Naga Accord now become a reality?

With a BJP-backed government taking charge in Kohima, the prospects of the Naga Accord becoming a swift reality are considered bright.Long before... ...

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