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Press Release- Tipaimukh Dam a just decision

The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) disapproval for the diversion of 24,329 hectares of forest land in Manipur and Sinlung Hills, Mizoram for Tipaimukh Multi-purpose Hydro Electric Project is a just decision; upholding and securing the interests and rights of the… Continue Reading →

Government must heed to Manipur panel’s findings and end impunity for “fake encounters”

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDIA Public Statement 24 July 2013 Government must heed Manipur panel’s findings and end impunity for “fake encounters” An independent panel set up by India’s Supreme Court to investigate six alleged extrajudicial executions in the northeastern state of… Continue Reading →

#India- Court-appointed panel highlights misuse of #AFSPA in Manipur

NEW DELHI, July 17, 2013 Sandeep Joshi, The Hindu ‘Armed forces were indulging in gross violation of human rights’ Once again highlighting the rampant misuse of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act or AFSPA, a Supreme Court-appointed Judicial Commission has noted… Continue Reading →

#India- Open letter to all MPs from North East India #Vaw #Womenrights

OPEN LETTER TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT FROM NORTHEAST INDIAN STATES TO BRING IMMEDIATE JUSTICE FOR REIGPHAMY AWUNSHI & OTHER VICTIMS FROM THE NORTHEAST INDIA… To: Inner and Outer constituency MP of Manipur. CC: Home Minister; MPs of Arunachal… Continue Reading →

#RIP – Mourning Reingamphi Awungshi, 21 year old from Manipur #Rape #Vaw

JUNE 11, 2013 This is a guest post by PRATIKSHA BAXI:  Kafila.org When the police found Reingamphi Awungshi, a twenty-one year woman from Ukhrul district in Manipur brutalised, assaulted and dead in her rented apartment in Chirag Delhi on 29 May… Continue Reading →

Manipur – 3 commandos suspended for beating up a patient

PTI  Imphal, June 04, 2013 Three police commandos were suspended for allegedly beating up a patient and five others, who were accompanying him, on the way to a hospital in Bishenpur district of Manipur, police said on Tuesday. The suspension order… Continue Reading →

Delhi – 3 days and a minister’s intervention to file a FIR in North East death case #Vaw #WTFnews

Not just AFSPA, Delhi Police Adds to the Woes of the Northeast Community in the Capital Neha Dixit, June 1, 2013 It takes over three days and a minister’s intervention to file a FIR in Reingamphi’s death case. Protests continue… Continue Reading →

#India – Tracing the ban on skirt and its length #Vaw #moralpolicing

TNN May 25, 2013, (Tracing the ban on skirt…) The skirt and its length has been an issue more often than not in our country. From celebs likeSania Mirza and Katrina Kaif to schoolgirls across states, many have gotten into trouble over this piece… Continue Reading →

‘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 →

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 →

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