Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: AFSPA

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Nagaland BJP calls civilian killings in Mon ‘genocide & war crime’, wants AFSPA repealed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

‘Repeal AFSPA’, tweets Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma amid civilian killings in Nagaland

Activists and political leaders of the NE region have been demanding the withdrawal of the 'draconian' law for years, alleging excesses by armed forces with impunity under the Act.

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.

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.

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Representational image of a protest against rise in prices of fuel and LPG, in Kolkata | ANI

You thought inflation’s high in India? Data shows at least 100 countries doing worse

Lebanon faces worst inflation rate in the world, followed by Zimbabwe and Sudan, according to 'Trading Economics', which sources data from governments.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.