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Gunslingers In The Valley: When Ikhwan Raised War Against Pakistan-backed Militants

Gunslingers In The Valley: When Ikhwan Raised War Against Pakistan-backed Militants

The pro-Indian government militia, Ikhwan-ul-Musli­m­een—that targeted Pakistan-backed milit­a­nts in Kashmir—was launched in 1993 by popular folk singer-­turned militant Kuka Parray

12 August 2022
Here's Why Fake ‘Encounter’ Killings Are Carried Out With Impunity Across India

Here's Why Fake ‘Encounter’ Killings Are Carried Out With Impunity Across India

The highest levels of government keep encouraging police, paramilitary and army units to eliminate "undesirables" even as the public cheers the rogue elements...

06 August 2022

The Killing Fields: A Photograph That Laid Bare Assam’s Dark Chapter Of 'Secret Killings'

The secret killings are not the first cases of alleged extrajudicial killings in Assam. Since the 1990s, individual cases of extrajudicial killings have been...

Fake Encounters In India: Laws, Flaws & Fear

Fake Encounters In India: Laws, Flaws & Fear

Since there is a thin line between exercising the right to self-defence, retaliation and using excessive force, police encounters must always be looked at with...

06 August 2022

Fake Encounters: Why Does Public Support Extrajudicial Killings In India?

Not only are fake ‘encounter’ killings by cops rampant across the country, they are wildly cheered by a people who have lost faith in the criminal justice...

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24 June 2022
Caught In The Crosshairs: Tales Of Sexual Violence Women Face In Conflict Zones

Caught In The Crosshairs: Tales Of Sexual Violence Women Face In Conflict Zones

Across states where insurgencies are rife, women are among the worst victims during security operations as justice elude the victims and errant security...


07 June 2022
Modi Govt Brought Number Of Left-Wing Extremism-Affected Districts Down By 70% : Amit Shah

Modi Govt Brought Number Of Left-Wing Extremism-Affected Districts Down By 70% : Amit Shah

Only 87 security personnel have lost their lives in the Northeast under the Modi government as against 304 during the Congress rule. The number of civilian...


16 May 2022
Indian Army Completes Court Of Inquiry Into Nagaland Civilians' Killings

Indian Army Completes Court Of Inquiry Into Nagaland Civilians' Killings

The Court of Inquiry is being analysed along with the SIT report into the incident in which 14 civilians were killed.


13 May 2022
Sedition Law: 'Historic Judgement', Says Akhil Gogoi As Assam Intelligentsia Rejoice SC Move

Sedition Law: 'Historic Judgement', Says Akhil Gogoi As Assam Intelligentsia Rejoice SC Move

Activists, journos, writers and academics across Assam want the colonial-era sedition laws to be scrapped.


28 April 2022
Efforts On To Revoke AFSPA Completely From NE, Cheap And Effective Treatment For All: PM

Efforts On To Revoke AFSPA Completely From NE, Cheap And Effective Treatment For All: PM

Addressing a 'Peace, Unity and Development' rally, PM Modi said the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act could be withdrawn from various parts of the region as...


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28 April 2022
Efforts Are On To Remove AFSPA Completely From Northeast Region: PM Modi

Efforts Are On To Remove AFSPA Completely From Northeast Region: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address in Assam made the announcement, saying the situation has improved a lot in the various parts of northeast in...


09 April 2022
Ghost Of Oting In AP: Cost Of 'Mistaken Identity' Rising In North-East Of India

Ghost Of Oting In AP: Cost Of 'Mistaken Identity' Rising In North-East Of India

This is the second time that Indian security forces apologised for a blunder they committed in a North-eastern state under the Armed Forces (Special Powers)...


03 April 2022
Army Begins Court Martial Against Its Captain In Amshipora Fake Encounter Case

Army Begins Court Martial Against Its Captain In Amshipora Fake Encounter Case

Jammu and Kashmir: The three men hailing from Rajouri district of Jammu region—Imtiyaz Ahmed, Abrar Ahmed and Mohammed Ibrar were killed in a remote hilly...


01 April 2022
AFSPA Applicable Fully In 31 Districts, Partially In 12 Districts Of Northeast

AFSPA Applicable Fully In 31 Districts, Partially In 12 Districts Of Northeast

AFSPA: The move apparently came following the recommendations of a high-level committee constituted to examine the possibility of lifting the law after the...


01 April 2022
AFSPA Areas Reduced In Northeast: Three Recent Controversial Encounters In Areas Under AFSPA

AFSPA Areas Reduced In Northeast: Three Recent Controversial Encounters In Areas Under AFSPA

AFSPA empowers security forces to conduct operations and arrest anyone without any prior warrant. They also have immunity from arrest and prosecution for any...


31 March 2022
Centre Reduces Areas Under AFSPA In Nagaland, Assam, Manipur

Centre Reduces Areas Under AFSPA In Nagaland, Assam, Manipur

AFSPA empowers security forces to carry out operations and arrest anyone without any prior warrant. The forces also have immunity from arrest and prosecution...


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29 May 2022
Kashmir: This Isn’t A Postcard Series

Kashmir: This Isn’t A Postcard Series

All graves are stories and all stories have a context, a site and a landscape.


26 March 2022
Homo Sacer And The Legal Impunity For Murder

Homo Sacer And The Legal Impunity For Murder

As civilian deaths continue in Northeast India, the question of repealing Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act rises again


18 March 2022
Poetry In Changing Times Of Manipur

Poetry In Changing Times Of Manipur

Dr Soibam Haripriya’s poems highlight the constant subjugation of Manipuri women, and age-old issues such as UAPA, AFSPA, fear of saffronisation and cultural...


27 May 2022
Media And Manipur: Courage Under Fire

Media And Manipur: Courage Under Fire

Independent journalists are always in the government’s line of fire in the Northeast state


08 March 2022
Women And Protest: 5 Iconic Movements Led By Indian Women That Shattered Status Quo

Women And Protest: 5 Iconic Movements Led By Indian Women That Shattered Status Quo

In India, where women are both revered as the goddess and abused in the same breath, women have taken on various roles as leaders and fighters. 


10 March 2022
Manipur Assembly Election 2022 Live Results: Analysis, Latest Seat Tally, Highlights and Key Wins, Losses

Manipur Assembly Election 2022 Live Results: Analysis, Latest Seat Tally, Highlights and Key Wins, Losses

The repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act - AFSPA, the issue of unemployment, and political instability over the last five years are issues of...


07 March 2022
AFSPA, Unemployment And Trafficking In Manipur: Children Of Northeast Lured By Militancy

AFSPA, Unemployment And Trafficking In Manipur: Children Of Northeast Lured By Militancy

What worrying evidence of how a very young child from a state where AFSPA was in force, viewed his destiny. Perhaps, the reasons are obvious. The killings of...


25 March 2022
Manipur Maelstrom: Why Is The Northeast State Witnessing Poll Violence?

Manipur Maelstrom: Why Is The Northeast State Witnessing Poll Violence?

If the last five years witnessed a visible reduction in alleged ‘excesses’ committed by armed forces, the 2022 assembly polls recorded unprecedented...


28 February 2022
First Phase Voting: AFSPA, Unemployment To Decide Fate Of Manipur?

First Phase Voting: AFSPA, Unemployment To Decide Fate Of Manipur?

The Congress party, which has promised to work towards the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) if voted to power in Manipur, slams BJP for...


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