Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021


Arunachal Pradesh: 3 Districts And Area Under 2 Police Stations Declared 'Dangerous' Under AFSPA

Oct 01, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in Arunachal Pradesh and the areas falling within the jurisdiction of Namsai and Mahadevpur police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, are declared as 'disturbed area' under Section 3 of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958.

When State Is Allowed To Deprive A Person Of Her Life And Liberty: The Curious Case Of Our Criminal Laws

Sep 04, 2021 Dilip Borah

The time to call a halt to arbitrary powers of the State is now; else it may be too late!

Entire Nagaland Declared 'Disturbed Area' Under AFSPA As Condition 'Dangerous'

The Centre is of the opinion that AFSPA is necessary as the whole of Nagaland is in a ‘disturbed and dangerous condition’

Talks With NSCN-IM On Naga Issue In Advance Stage: Ajay Kumar Bhalla

Nov 06, 2020 PTI

'The central government is in peace negotiations with almost all groups of the Northeast including the ULFA and the major ones', says Bhalla.

As Army Admits Fault in Shopian Encounter, Activists Demand Revocation Of AFSPA

Human rights activists highlight the Army’s repeated ‘misuse’ of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), demand accountability.

18 September, 2020

Indian Army Says Troops Violated Powers In Shopian 'Encounter', Orders Action

Outlook Web Bureau

After three persons were killed in an encounter in Shopian on July 18, who the Army said were unknown terrorists, some families from Rajouri claimed those killed were their kin.

26 August, 2020

'Assam Rifles Forgets AFSPA Not In Force Here': Mizoram To Centre As Standoff Continues


The Mizoram government alleged that senior officers of Assam Rifles skipped the state-level Independence Day celebration after the administration issued a Warrant of Precedence (WOP) on August 11, placing the paramilitary force's brigadier stationed in Mizoram at par with the secretary to the state government, chief conservator of forests, district and sessions judge and deputy commissioners.

30 December, 2019

Nagaland Declared 'Disturbed Area' For Another 6 Months, AFSPA Extended


The Home Ministry said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole state of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of civil power is necessary.

01 November, 2019

Centre Takes Power To Declare Any Area In J&K 'Disturbed' Under AFSPA


In the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the state government was empowered to declare a particular area "disturbed" under AFSPA.

07 September, 2019

AFSPA Extended For Six Months In Assam


AFSPA empowers security forces to conduct operations, arrest anyone anywhere without prior notice. The act has been continuing in Assam since November 1990.

01 July, 2019

Nagaland: Entire State Declared 'Disturbed' For Six More Months Under AFSPA

Outlook Web Bureau

The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act has been in force in Nagaland for several decades.


23 June, 2019

Happy To Tell Stories Depicting Horror Of AFSPA: Assam Filmmaker Rajni Basumatary On Her Film 'Jwlwi - The Seed'

Abdul Gani

Having seen the worst of the sufferings, filmmaker and actor Rajni Basumatary said the draconian law is unnecessary and should be repealed.

22 May, 2019

Massive Military Operation Launched Against Militants In Arunachal Pradesh: Kiren Rijiju

Outlook Web Bureau

Suspected NSCN militants on Tuesday gunned down sitting MLA and National People's Party (NPP) candidate for the state assembly polls, Tirong Aboh, and 10 others, including his son, in Tirap district in eastern Arunachal Pradesh.

03 April, 2019

Congress Manifesto Pledge On AFSPA Review Triggers Attack By BJP

Outlook Web Bureau

While the ruling BJP said it would compromise national security, Congress hit back saying if amending AFSPA was anti-national, why did the government withdraw it from Tripura, Meghalaya and some districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

02 April, 2019

Congress Manifesto: Big Push For Judicial Reforms, Review Of Sedition, Defamation Laws

Puneet Nicholas Yadav

Repeal of sedition law, omitting criminal defamation clause, setting up Court of Appeals and panel to probe complaints against judges - the party's poll promises are a mix of radical measures and much needed reforms.

20 August, 2018

SC To Hear Plea Of Army Men Challenging Prosecution In AFSPA Areas

Outlook Web Bureau

Meanwhile, the bench said that two separate petitions related to Manipur fake encounter cases will be heard on September 4.

14 August, 2018

SC To Hear Plea Of 300 Army Personnel Challenging FIR Against Them In AFSPA Areas

Outlook Web Bureau

The plea said the registration of FIR and prosecution of Army personnel was against the provisions of AFSPA.


08 June, 2018

Irom Sharmila Calls Stone-Pelting Futile, Urges Kashmiris To Stir Peacefully

Naseer Ganai

An “overwhelming support” from the Mehbooba government for revocation of AFSPA surprises Manipur’s iron lady on her first J&K visit

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Students outside an examination centre after appearing in the CBSE 10th Social Science Theory (SST) Board Exams 2022 for Term-1, in Ghaziabad.

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Wrestler Deepak Punia waves towards his fans as he arrives at Jaiprakash Narayan airport, in Patna.

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JBT trainees stage a protest against Himachal Pradesh High Court's judgement declaring B.Ed. degree holders eligible for JBT posts, in Shimla

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Players of South Africa (in green) and Canada (in red) in action during FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World Cup 2021 match, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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Quaile Finlay (L) of United States and Aqeel Ahmed of Pakistan vie for the ball during their match at the FIH Odisha Hockey Men's Junior World cup 2021, at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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