Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: AFSPA

Wrong to generalise that human rights violated in North East due to AFSPA: NHRC chairperson

Speaking on police encounters that have taken place in Assam since May this year, NHRC chief Justice Arun Mishra said there is no place for 'fake encounters' in civilised society.

Thousands demand AFSPA repeal in Nagaland, hand over memorandum addressed to PM at Raj Bhavan

Protest organised by Nagaland Students’ Federation was attended by members of civil society groups & students bodies. It followed civilian deaths during Army ambush in Mon.

Nagaland village refuses compensation to victims’ families until ‘culprits brought to justice’

The Nagaland govt had announced Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia to the victims' families, following the killing of over a dozen Oting villagers in a security forces ambush on 4 December.

‘Jaldi milte hain’: Last words Gen. Bipin Rawat, an officer on a mission, said to me last week

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

Nagaland massacre shows AFSPA is a deadly addiction. Does Modi govt have the courage to kick it?

Much of the Northeast doesn't need a tough law such as AFSPA. No government will dare repeal it, but it can at least be imposed very selectively.

Key Naga groups to meet & decide ‘further course on talks’, Modi govt calls for peace

NSCN (I-M) set to hold internal meeting, and another with NNPGs. Modi govt sources say its emphasis is to make sure there's no law & order situation after killing of 14 civilians.

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.

‘Army tried to flee, fired when we tried to carry bodies’ — Mon Nagas reject ‘self-defence’ theory

14 civilians, including 11 residents of Oting village, died in a botched security operation — which Army admits was a case of mistaken identity — and its aftermath over the weekend.

Nagaland BJP calls civilian killings in Mon ‘genocide & war crime’, wants AFSPA repealed

State BJP chief Temjen Imna Along says there's no 'justification for the massacre', and that the incident could derail the Naga peace process.

‘Dark day, head hung in shame’ — Nagaland deaths spark furore over AFSPA in Parliament

AIMIM MP Asaduddin Owaisi demands repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act and Congress’ Pradyut Bordoloi seeks amendment to the legislation.  

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.