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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
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.

16 May 2022

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...

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

26 March 2022

Centre Considering To Repeal AFSPA From Nagaland: CM Neiphiu Rio

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said: ‘The central government is considering the matter and we are hopeful of a positive decision soon’.

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27 December 2021
Nagaland Civilian Killings: Accounts From 'Ground Zero' Piece Together How It Happened

Nagaland Civilian Killings: Accounts From 'Ground Zero' Piece Together How It Happened

A report released by the Eastern Naga Students' Federation has tried to dispel misinformation and fake news about the firing by security forces that led to the...


26 December 2021
CM Neiphiu Rio Reveals Centre May Withdraw AFSPA From Nagaland

CM Neiphiu Rio Reveals Centre May Withdraw AFSPA From Nagaland

Fourteen civilians were killed by security forces in firing incidents in Mon district earlier this month, triggering demands in Nagaland to withdraw AFSPA from...


26 December 2021
Committee To Look Into Withdrawal Of Controversial AFSPA From Nagaland

Committee To Look Into Withdrawal Of Controversial AFSPA From Nagaland

The Nagaland government has said that a committee will be formed to look into the withdrawal of the controversial Armed Force Special (Special Powers) Act.


25 December 2021
A Night At Cemetery: In Nagaland's Oting, Villagers Sang Christmas Songs To The Dead

A Night At Cemetery: In Nagaland's Oting, Villagers Sang Christmas Songs To The Dead

Six coal miners were shot dead by security forces in an ambush in Nagaland's Oting on December 4 as they returned from Tiru where they worked. Seven more...


24 December 2021
Mon Diary | Life, Love And Longing: Stories From India’s Frontier

Mon Diary | Life, Love And Longing: Stories From India’s Frontier

It’s a blessing in disguise to be born as a daughter in the land of brave warriors, especially in this era when we are witnessing constant changes in society


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25 December 2021
AFSPA And The Violence It Produces: Is It Time For Its Repeal?

AFSPA And The Violence It Produces: Is It Time For Its Repeal?

AFSPA was supposed to be a 'temporary measure'. But it has survived till date. In that, it’s an exception that has been normalised and become a norm.


27 December 2021
AFSPA: Memories And Mourning In Nagaland’s Cycle Of Violence

AFSPA: Memories And Mourning In Nagaland’s Cycle Of Violence

In the killing fields of Nagaland, past and present provide a peek into the lives of long-suffering people who cling on to hope of better days


28 December 2021
Poetry | New Terror in Nagaland

Poetry | New Terror in Nagaland

Two poems by Temsula Ao who was awarded the Padmashri in 2007, refer to underground groups which have filled the minds of Naga youth with violence and hatred,...


26 December 2021
AFSPA In Manipur: When Civilian Lives Are Crushed Under Military Might

AFSPA In Manipur: When Civilian Lives Are Crushed Under Military Might

The Northeastern state of Manipur has suffered for decades due to wanton use of military might under AFSPA that renders fundamental right of a citizen...


28 December 2021
Nagaland Civilian Killing: Oting Revives Bitter, Painful Memories For Nagas

Nagaland Civilian Killing: Oting Revives Bitter, Painful Memories For Nagas

India’s Northeast is the last bastion of resistance against rapacious, extractive policies that seek to bankrupt the earth within the lifespan of one...


26 December 2021
AFSPA: Don’t Cry For Nagaland, Mainland India. You Never Do

AFSPA: Don’t Cry For Nagaland, Mainland India. You Never Do

The excuse of ‘mistaken identity’ is a double-edged sword. If the Army can use it to justify fake encounters, can the Nagas too?


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28 December 2021
Inheritance Of Hauntings Under AFSPA In Nagaland

Inheritance Of Hauntings Under AFSPA In Nagaland

Just another day in Nagaland, under the shadow of the gun, cowering under unfathomable State brutality


17 December 2021
Nagaland Civilian Killings: How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face

Nagaland Civilian Killings: How Many Stories Do You Read On My Face

The protests that have been rocking the Blue Mountains of Nagaland since the December 4 massacre, don't even appear as a dreamscape in the horizon of the...


16 December 2021
Naga Students' Federation To Hold Rally For Repeal Of AFSPA Tomorrow

Naga Students' Federation To Hold Rally For Repeal Of AFSPA Tomorrow

AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act) has been again in focus after Mon incident, following which the chorus has grown for its repeal in the Northeast India.


17 December 2021
Candle In The Wind: AFSPA Has No Place In A Democracy

Candle In The Wind: AFSPA Has No Place In A Democracy

With people of Northeast facing inhuman atrocities as security forces get away with murder, it's time this draconian law must go.


17 December 2021
'Welcome Home Our Beloved Brothers’:Oting Mourns After Nagaland Civilian Killings

'Welcome Home Our Beloved Brothers’:Oting Mourns After Nagaland Civilian Killings

In Nagaland's Oting, the graves of the 13 men who were killed on December 4, bear the stories of their lives.


13 December 2021
Nagaland Incident: ‘Time For Centre And States To Review AFSPA In Northeast’, Says Irom Sharmila

Nagaland Incident: ‘Time For Centre And States To Review AFSPA In Northeast’, Says Irom Sharmila

Nagaland firing incident resulted into the killing of 14 civilians and a soldier. The botched anti-insurgency operation and retaliatory violence on December 4...


10 December 2021
Mon Killing Clear Abuse Of AFSPA : Rio

Mon Killing Clear Abuse Of AFSPA : Rio

Expressing his condolences to the Konyak community, to which the civilians belonged, the chief minister appealed them to maintain peace.


09 December 2021
Life And Death Under AFSPA: A Poet's Grief Of Losing Her Brother

Life And Death Under AFSPA: A Poet's Grief Of Losing Her Brother

An associate professor from Kohima, Dr. Buno Iralu, shares with us the grief of losing her brother who was killed in 1998 owing to the draconian Armed Forces...


10 December 2021
And The Madman Laughs: A First Hand Account Of Recent Atrocity In Nagaland

And The Madman Laughs: A First Hand Account Of Recent Atrocity In Nagaland

In light of the recent civilian killings in Nagaland's Mon district, H Kemya Yanlem, a student from Nagaland, shares with us how the never-ending cycle of...


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