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All about AFSPA: The contentious law explained in detail Is the time ripe to call for its repeal?

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is and has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons, primarily for blatant acts of human rights violations committed by armed forces shielded by the Act. At present the draconian law is still active in the states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, some parts of Arunachal…

Who is Erendro Leichombam? The jailed Manipur based political activist faces sedition and NSA charges

Erendro Leichombam is a 40-year-old political activist who reportedly holds a postgraduate degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and is a former associate of civil rights activist Irom Chanu Sharmila. Leichombam has been lodged in the Sajjwa jail since May 13, 2021, along with journalist Kishorechandra Wangkhem for a Facebook post condoling the…

Manipur insurgent group threatens violence if villagers don’t vote for BJP Join CJP's campaign for #HateFreeElections

In an act of impudence and an outright insult to the democratic process in the country, the Kuki National Army (KNA), a Manipur based terrorist group has reportedly threatened villagers with dire consequences if they fail to ensure that 90 percent of their votes go the BJP. Thangboi Haokip, Commander of the KNA, allegedly threatened a gathering of village chiefs in…

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Manipur ‘fake encounters’ on UN radar Call for completion of probe into extra-judicial killings in the North Eastern state

Two United Nations human rights experts have called on Indian authorities to complete thorough investigations into alleged killings by security forces in Manipur. The experts in question are Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, and Michel Forst, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders.  “We are extremely concerned that the delay appears…

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