Irom Sharmila- Burning Bright

Ms. Irom Sharmila Chanu (Born on 14th March 1972) – a social activist and poet from Manipur, who has been on ‘fast-unto-death’ for the past nine years demanding withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 from Manipur, has been awarded ‘˜Rabindranath Tagore Peace Prize’ on September 11, 2010. The award carrying Rs 51 lakhs, a gold medal and a citation was...

High Profile AFSPA Meet At Delhi Today

New Delhi, Sept 7: Indian civil society organizations, women activists from the Northeast and other parts of the country, scholars, parliamentarians and members of the armed forces are joining hands to assess the call to repeal the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) during a one day conference at India International Center in New Delhi. ‘AFSPA has entered its 52 years of implementation....

AFSPA: Prescribing Colas For Cold

It cannot get clearer than this. The Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court with Justice Amitabh Roy and Justice BS Agarwal on the bench, in their August 31, 2010, ruling has clearly stated that the State Government can go ahead and peruse the report submitted by the C Upendra Commission and accordingly take action in the case pertaining to the arrest, ‘˜rape’ and custodial killing of...