Press Release: Reporters Assaulted At Assam University, Silchar For Covering Students’ Agitation

Barak Human Rights Protection Committee (BHRPC) has received information regarding an incident of assault on reporters at the Assam University campus at Silchar on 25 February 2011. It is reported that the assault was carried out by the security guards led by the proctor of the university Mr. Manabendra Dutta Choudhury and dean, student’s welfare Mr. Ramendu Bhattacharjee allegedly for covering agitation...

Description Of Charges Filed Against Chairman Meghen

National Investigation Agency (NIA) is the Central Counter Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in India. The federal agency chargesheeted Chairman Meghen on December 16, 2010 at Guwahati. The agency is empowered to deal with terror related crimes across states without special permission from the states. The National Investigation Agency Bill 2008 to create the agency was moved in Parliament by Union Home...

Amend At Least Some Portion Of AFSPA

The recent order passed by a Delhi court (The Patiala House court) directing the police to register a complaint of ‘Sedition’ against writer activist Arundhati Roy, Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani and five others has again brought up the age-old question that whether Sedition (which in plain word means defamation of the State) as described under Sec. 124-A of The Indian...