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‘Court kutcheri’ Rap for Irom Sharmila #Raptivism #Protest #AFSPA

NEW DELHI, May 23, 2013   Sowmiya Ashok Activists in support of Irom Sharmila hold a music satyagraha outside the Patiala house court complex in New Delhi on Wednesday. Photo: V.V.Krishnan TOPICS Failure of democracy in Manipur could spell doom for… Continue Reading →

Recording of evidence in case against Irom Sharmila pushed to 30 Aug #AFSPA #Vaw

May 22, 2013New Delhi: A Delhi court on Friday fixed 30 August for recording of prosecution evidence in a case against rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu for allegedly attempting suicide during her fast-unto-death in New Delhi in 2006. The Manipuri activist… Continue Reading →

Fixing accountability for unlawful killings in India #AFSPA

DIVYA TRIVEDI, The Hindu The HinduStudents demand withdrawal of the Act. Photo: S. Subramanium TOPICS  Periscope India Delhi crime, law and justice laws police punishment execution social issue death and dying Hundred and nine civilian deaths occurred due to police… Continue Reading →

A Statement of Two National Seminars on #AFSPA in Bangalore and Delhi

The Indian Parliament enacted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act in 1958 as an interim measure with the hope of suppressing the Naga Nationalist Struggle, the only such movement in the North East at that time. It was gradually extended to other North… Continue Reading →

The Struggle For Justice In Manipur #AFSPA

  By Graham Peebles 03 May, 2013 Countercurrents.org The primary colours of any civil democracy are we would agree, social justice, freedom of expression, freedom to protest and participation. India, with a population of 1.3 billion people is regularly hailed… Continue Reading →

Don’t You Have A Sharmila Within You?

  By Ravi Nitesh 03 May, 2013 Countercurrents.org When you talk about her, you automatically relate yourself with her, with her pain and struggle, with all the sufferings of her and this association happens without force, it is because somewhere… Continue Reading →

UNHCR rapporteur calls for repeal of AFSPA in India

The much-criticized Armed Forces Special Powers Act known as the A-F-S-P-A used by India in Kashmir and troubled northeastern states has once again come under fire — this time by the UN. The body has asked for an immediate repeal… Continue Reading →

RashiDa Manjoo, U.N. Special Rapporteur for Vaw visits Manipur, weeps #AFSPA

IMPHAL, April 29, 2013 Iboyaima Laithangbam, The Hindu  Rashida Manjoo, U.N. Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, broke down and wept for a few minutes uncontrollably on Sunday during a consultative meeting here. It was attended by… Continue Reading →

Indian Army –Magic Formula to have beautiful and successful daughters ? #WTFad #AFSPA #Kashmir #Manipur

Dear Indians Do you want a daughter ? No of course not, why will you want a girl child , she is such a burden and a son will only carry on the family name etc etc… blah blah. Oh… Continue Reading →

#Manipur- Upholding the right to life #AFSPA

April 11, 2013, The Hindu In northeastern India, Manipur remains the State worst affected by insurgency. The Assam Rifles, the Army and other security forces have a tough job on their hands. But admittedly, nothing can justify the scale and… Continue Reading →

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