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Nagaland Killings: SIT Charges 30 Army Personnel, Says SOPs, Rules Of Engagement Not Followed

Nagaland Killings: SIT Charges 30 Army Personnel, Says SOPs, Rules Of Engagement Not Followed

Fourteen civilians were killed in Nagaland's Mon district in December in Indian Army's botched ambush and subsequent clashes.

11 June 2022
SC Seeks Status Report On SIT Probe Into Alleged Fake Encounters In Manipur

SC Seeks Status Report On SIT Probe Into Alleged Fake Encounters In Manipur

The top court, which was hearing a PIL seeking a probe into 1,528 cases of extra-judicial killings in Manipur, on July 14, 2017, had constituted an SIT and...

12 May 2022

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...

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...

01 April 2022

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

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10 December 2021
Nagaland Killings To Malom Massacre: A Look At Fake Encounters Under AFSPA In Violation Of Human Rights

Nagaland Killings To Malom Massacre: A Look At Fake Encounters Under AFSPA In Violation Of Human Rights

On this International Human Right’s Day, which pledges for ‘Equality’, let’s look at a few incidents in the past that saw innocent civilians dying to...


28 November 2021
Jamela Banoo's Struggle For 25 Years To Get Justice For Dead Husband

Jamela Banoo's Struggle For 25 Years To Get Justice For Dead Husband

After 25 years, the district court of Srinagar has ordered the disposal of the closure report into the killing of a shopkeeper Mohd Ramzan Bhat and has...


19 November 2021
'Loyal To Nation’ Family Strives To Erase 'Militancy Label'

'Loyal To Nation’ Family Strives To Erase 'Militancy Label'

Mohammad Lateef Magrey’s son Mohammad Amir has been named among the killed militants in Srinagar’s Hyderpora encounter. However, Magrey who has worked all...


25 July 2021
Questions Galore Over ‘Encounter’ Death Of Dreaded Odisha Gangster Sheikh Hyder

Questions Galore Over ‘Encounter’ Death Of Dreaded Odisha Gangster Sheikh Hyder

Dreaded gangster Sheikh Hyder was killed in an ‘encounter’ while being shifted to Baripada circle jail from Choudwar jail in Odisha's Cuttack for...


11 July 2021
Assam Human Rights Commission Seeks Govt Report On Encounter Killings

Assam Human Rights Commission Seeks Govt Report On Encounter Killings

The AHRC has given the Assam government one month to submit a report on several incidents of police firing in which 12 militants and criminals were killed in...


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11 June 2021
Assam Rifles: Foes Or Friends Of The Hill People?

Assam Rifles: Foes Or Friends Of The Hill People?

At a time when the Hill is slowly progressing towards normalcy, a recent 'fake encounter' case reincarnates fear in the minds of hill people and mistrust of...


31 March 2021
CBI Court Discharges Last 3 Accused Cops In Ishrat Jahan ‘Fake’ Encounter Case

CBI Court Discharges Last 3 Accused Cops In Ishrat Jahan ‘Fake’ Encounter Case

The discharge applications of Singhal, Barot (now retired) and Chaudhary were allowed by Special CBI judge V R Raval.


13 February 2021
Mehbooba Claims Of Being Placed Under House Arrest Ahead Of Her Visit To Athar Mushtaq's Family

Mehbooba Claims Of Being Placed Under House Arrest Ahead Of Her Visit To Athar Mushtaq's Family

PDP President tweeted that she has been placed under house arrest just before her visit to Athar Mushtaq's family, allegedly killed in a fake encounter in...


24 January 2021
Shopian 'Encounter': Army Captain, 2 Others Attempted To Destroy Evidence, Says J-K Police Chargesheet

Shopian 'Encounter': Army Captain, 2 Others Attempted To Destroy Evidence, Says J-K Police Chargesheet

Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong information to his superiors and the police about the recovery made during the staged encounter, the charge...


24 January 2021
Shopian 'Encounter': Army Captain, 2 Others Attempted To Destroy Evidence, Says J-K Police Chargesheet

Shopian 'Encounter': Army Captain, 2 Others Attempted To Destroy Evidence, Says J-K Police Chargesheet

Captain Bhoopendra Singh had also provided wrong information to his superiors and the police about the recovery made during the staged encounter, the charge...


11 January 2021
Amshipora Fake Encounter: Army Denies Cash Reward System For Killing Terrorists

Amshipora Fake Encounter: Army Denies Cash Reward System For Killing Terrorists

Three Kashmiri youths, who were dubbed as terrorists, were killed in the alleged fake encounter in July last year.


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10 January 2021
Shopian Encounter Was Staged For Rs 20 Lakh Reward, Says Chargesheet

Shopian Encounter Was Staged For Rs 20 Lakh Reward, Says Chargesheet

The chargesheet submitted before the chief judicial magistrate also identifies the role of two civilians -- Tabish Nazir and Bilal Ahmed Lone -- in the case.


04 January 2021
My Child Was Only 16. Give Me His Body Or Bury Me There With Him: J-K Youth’s Father

My Child Was Only 16. Give Me His Body Or Bury Me There With Him: J-K Youth’s Father

Families of killed Kashmir youth seek bodies, not money


30 December 2020
The Hateras And Us

The Hateras And Us

What happened in Hathras was brutality of unimaginable magnitude. Insensitive and arrogant officials turned it into an even bigger nightmare for the victim's...


21 September 2020
Farooq Abdullah Protests Against Custodial Killings And Fake Encounters In Kashmir

Farooq Abdullah Protests Against Custodial Killings And Fake Encounters In Kashmir

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah and MP Hasnain Masoodi stood holding placards with pictures of men allegedly killed in fake encounters.


10 July 2020
10 Big Questions About UP Encounter, Former Top Cop Suspects It To Be 'Staged'

10 Big Questions About UP Encounter, Former Top Cop Suspects It To Be 'Staged'

Former Kerala DGP NC Asthana says the encounter of Vikas Dubey looks like a staged one to him as he punches holes into UP police's narrative.


10 July 2020
Hours Before Vikas Dubey's Killing, Plea In SC Apprehending His 'Encounter'

Hours Before Vikas Dubey's Killing, Plea In SC Apprehending His 'Encounter'

The petitioner had expressed apprehension of Vikas Dubey's encounter killing. Hours later, the gangster was killed after being critically injured in an alleged...


17 January 2020
A Dreaded Force In Land Of Insurgency, J&K Police A Law Unto Themselves

A Dreaded Force In Land Of Insurgency, J&K Police A Law Unto Themselves

For civilian killings in the past 10 years, no FIR has been registered against the J&K Police force


14 December 2019
When Society Craves For Vendetta Laws, Revenge Becomes Justice

When Society Craves For Vendetta Laws, Revenge Becomes Justice

There is a strong anti-intellectual flavour across the world, particularly in India, and it is closely linked with the craving for vendetta laws, laws that...


08 December 2019
'Encounter Specialist': A Rare Breed Of Policemen Whose Criminal Act Is Celebrated As Justice

'Encounter Specialist': A Rare Breed Of Policemen Whose Criminal Act Is Celebrated As Justice

Executing people without a trial is not justice. And it is harmful to the cause of justice.


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