Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: AFSPA

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. 

Armed forces should return to barracks. AFSPA has no place in the Northeast anymore

BJP has political stakes in most Northeastern states and knows the sentiments of people. It must not miss the opportunity to launch a new beginning.

Lift AFSPA from entire Northeast to secure its hard-won peace

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‘Only procedural’: Why Centre extended AFSPA despite Nagaland’s rejection before & after ambush

The Modi govt has extended AFSPA in the state for another 6 months even as a committee to look into the withdrawal of the Act in Nagaland is yet to submit its report.

Modi govt extends AFSPA in Nagaland for 6 more months, says state is ‘disturbed area’

The move came days after the Union government constituted a high-level committee to examine the possibility of the withdrawal of the controversial AFSPA from Nagaland.

Committee to be formed to look into withdrawal of AFSPA in Nagaland

Meeting chaired by Home Minister Amit Shah and attended by Nagaland and Assam CMs also decides that personnel facing inquiry in the Oting incident will be placed under suspension

AFSPA has no place in a modern democracy. Time to repeal it

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Nagaland assembly passes resolution to demand AFSPA repeal, apology for civilian deaths in Mon

The resolution adopted Monday follows a 'botched' security forces ambush in the state's Mon district on 4 December, leading to the death of 13 civilians.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.