Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: AFSPA

Will make sure AFSPA goes from entire Assam, says Amit Shah in Guwahati

Several districts of the Northeast states Assam, Nagaland and Manipur were taken out of AFSPA's purview in April as part of a major BJP outreach.

In fresh Northeast outreach, Modi says govt working to remove AFSPA, launches projects in Assam

At rally in Assam's Karbi Anglong district, PM also spoke about Centre's efforts to resolve boundary disputes between states & said implementation of Karbi peace accord was going well.

Not just AFSPA, India must reboot counter-insurgency strategy & free Army from it

India’s current internal security threats and residual insurgencies in the northeast and J&K do not warrant deployment of the armed forces.

These 3 maps show all areas in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland from where AFSPA has been withdrawn

Modi govt last week withdrew AFSPA from several parts of these states due to 'improved security situation', 74% fall in militancy incidents in Northeast in 2021 compared to 2014.

‘Screamed public, but they didn’t stop’ claim Arunachal civilians injured in alleged army firing

Ramwang Wangsu & Nokphua Wangpan claim they were returning to their village from a fishing expedition when they were allegedly shot at by army personnel.

Modi govt’s order to reduce AFSPA in Assam, Manipur & Nagaland bold. Kashmir should be next

For generations, Indian discussions on counterinsurgency have been curiously amnesiac. Modi govt needs to see that the problem isn't AFSPA.

‘Northeast part of mainstream India’–– Rijiju hails Centre’s move to lift AFSPA from parts of the region

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju also hailed PM Modi for turning the "look east" policy into the "act east" policy with development works and peace initiatives going hand in hand.

Modi govt reduces areas under AFSPA in Nagaland, Manipur & Assam, 3 months after Mon incident

Reduction in areas under AFSPA is a result of ‘improved security situation’, Home Minister Amit Shah says.

Northeast more secure now, says Amit Shah, reduces reach of stringent AFSPA in 3 states

Home Minister Amit Shah said consistent efforts have been made to end insurgency in the Northeast, and fast-track development.

The five factors that determine politics and voting behaviour in Manipur 

The political landscape in Manipur is marked by Meitei-tribal rivalry, insurgency, AFSPA, the development agenda and influx of money. Added to this is a culture of defections. 

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.