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CPI-M- Double standards in Favour of Keeping #AFSPA Intact in North-East #WTFnews

AGARTALA | MAR 27, 2014 The CPI(M) today said it would not demand repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from the North-East, but favoured it be given a human face. “We do not demand complete repeal of the… Continue Reading →

Press Release – Ugly face of racism crops once again in Bangalore

Praja Rajakiya Vedike Press Release   Magistrate court grants bail to Northeast people, who were arrested Mob uses sexually abusive language against the Northeast women   Bangalore, 28 Feb 2014: The ugly face of racism cropped up once again in the city as… Continue Reading →

#India – Tribal rights without benefits #mustread

Over 1.3 million tribals and forest dwellers have got rights over the land they had been using for years under the Forest Rights Act. This can, in some way, be called contemporary India’s largest land regime change—from the forest administration… 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 →

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 →

#India- “Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression” to the Justice Verma Commission #Vaw #Justice

(Women Against Sexual Violence and State Repression (WSS) is a non funded grassroots effort initiated in November 2009, to challenge the violence being perpetrated upon women’s bodies and societies. We are a nationwide network of women from diverse political and social… Continue Reading →

Mining in rat holes, and a Meghalayan policy

Photo: Shailendra Pandey Tehelka Blog, Nov 12, 2012 It is said that Meghalaya has a history of no less the 80 years of unregulated and unscientific mining of natural resources, mostly coal and limestone. Due to customary tribal laws and… Continue Reading →

How safe is Bangalore for North East Indians? Where is ‘rule of law’?

2:50 AM, 25th October 2012, Bangalore, Manohar  Elavarthi I feel very tired and exhausted after spending 5 hours running around in the Bangalore City, waiting in front of Seshadripuram Police Station and interacting with the police personnel. I am writing… Continue Reading →

India should accept UN recommendation to repeal AFSPA: Human Rights Watch

NEW YORK: A leading human rights group today asked India to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, impose a moratorium on the death penalty and accept other recommendations of UN member states to address the country’s “most serious human rights… Continue Reading →

Urgent Appeal to Media and Press in the North east

This is an urgent appeal on behalf of the north east community living in Bangalore and other cities outside of the north east. As you are aware the situation in many cities has been tense fuelled by rumours of potential… Continue Reading →

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