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Ima Moirangthem Sorojini and Ima Gyaneshwori, who participated in the 2004 protest, hold pictures of two fellow protesters who have passed away since | Simrin Sirur | ThePrint

17 years since their naked protest against Army, ‘Mothers of Manipur’ say fight not over yet

On 15 July 2004, 12 Manipur women disrobed in front of the Assam Rifles HQ in Imphal to protest against the killing of Manorama Thangjam who was also allegedly raped.
Arunachal Pradesh

Modi govt extends AFSPA in 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh in view of insurgent activity

According to a Ministry of Home Affairs notification Thursday, Tirap, Changlang, Longding and four police stations bordering Assam were declared 'disturbed' areas under AFSPA.

MHA declares Nagaland ‘disturbed area’, extends AFSPA by 6 months

The decision was taken as killings, loot and extortion have been going on in various parts of the state, which necessitate the presence of security forces, an official said.
Kohima, Nagaland | Commons

Lost brothers, bhot jolokia, paan — how local stories shaped Assam-Nagaland border politics

In ‘Living with Oil and Coal’, Dolly Kikon explores how the nineteenth-century discovery of oil in the eastern Himalayan foothills impacted life in the Northeast region.
(L-R) Ibrar Ahmed, Imtiyaz Ahmed and Ibrar Ahmed, the three youth killed in the Shopian encounter in July | ThePrint Team

Bodies of Rajouri youth killed in controversial Shopian encounter exhumed

Senior J&K Police officers said the bodies are being transported to Rajouri where they will be buried.
Indian Army personnel during an operation in Arunachal Pradesh | Representational image | ANI File Photo

AFSPA extended for 6 months in 3 districts, 4 police stations in Arunachal Pradesh

The districts of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts and four police stations — Namsai, Mahadevpur, Roing, Sunpura — were declared as 'disturbed areas' under AFSPA.
Kohima, Nagaland | Commons

Home Ministry extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 months, declares entire state ‘disturbed’

The AFSPA has been in force in Nagaland for decades, and was not withdrawn even though a framework agreement was signed on 3 August 2015 by Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM and the government interlocutor R.N. Ravi.
Srinagar, Kashmir

Centre now has power to declare any area in J&K, Ladakh as ‘disturbed’ under AFSPA

With Jammu & Kashmir now officially broken into 2 union territories, the power to declare an area disturbed under AFSPA has moved from district magistrates to the home ministry.

AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam, effective from 28 August

The government reviewed the law and order situation in Assam and ordered the extension of the act, which allows security forces to arrest anyone without prior notice.
L-R: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Manmohan Singh at the manifesto launch | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

BJP swept votes of armed forces because Congress scored a self-goal in its manifesto

BJP mopped up postal votes, mostly cast by military personnel, as Congress promise to review AFSPA in aftermath of Pulwama & Balakot appears to have backfired.
Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal | Linkedin

Parag Agrawal of Twitter signals Brahmin clout at IIT ending. Kota is now Baniya phenomenon

Baniyas, with their financial might, have breached the sanctum sanctorum of IITs. Money is playing a bigger role than birth in a certain caste. Change is welcome.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.