• AFSPA extended for 6 months in Assam
    Guwahati, February 24 (IANS): Months before the Assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government in Assam on Wednesday extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 (AFSPA), in the state for six more months beyond February 27, an official said. An Assam Home Department official said that the AFSPA has been extended considering the ground situation in Assam and adjoining northeastern states. Various political parties, organisations and civil society groups and activis
  • AFSPA remains as Nagaland declared ‘disturbed area’ for 6 more months
    Dimapur, December 30 (MExN): The Central Government on Wednesday extended the ‘disturbed area’ status in the entire State of Nagaland for a period of 6 months with effect from December 30, 2020. In its notification, the Ministry of Home Affairs stated that, “Whereas the Central Government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole of the State of Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power
  • Human Rights Day: Rebuilding a better world
    Nagas yet to fully comprehend most fundamental concepts of human rights?        Morung Express News Kohima | December 9 In recent times, the plight of humans has never been tried and tested as it did in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic across the world. Nagaland too saw the best and worst of humanity during the pandemic, bearing witness to several human rights issues such as discrimination, poverty, denial of healthcare, migrant crisis and an
  • Troops violated AFSPA in Shopian encounter: Army
    New Delhi, September 18 (PTI): The Army has found "prima facie" evidence its troops violated powers under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act during an encounter in Kashmir's Shopian district in which three men were killed in July this year and has initiated disciplinary proceedings, officials said on Friday.  On July 18, the Army claimed three militants were killed in Amshipura village in the higher reaches of south Kashmir's Shopian district. Committed to et
  • Repeal AFSPA in Nagaland: NPP to government
    Dimapur, July 14 (MExN): The NPP Nagaland State on Tuesday termed the extension of the Disturbed Area Act in the whole of Nagaland for another 6 months by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs as “worrisome,” and appealed for a review of the same. It further urged the central and state government to repeal the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Nagaland. All the National Political Workers, Civil Society Organisations, Political Parties, etc. are eager and enthusia
  • NPF dismayed by extension of Disturbed Areas Act in Nagaland
    DIMAPUR, JULY 3 (MExN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed dismay at the Central Government order of extension of the Disturbed Area Act for another six months to the whole of Nagaland. A press release from the NPF stated that this came at a time when the whole of Naga people is expectant that the Central Government is seriously working for the final solution to the vexed Naga political problem. "The BJP election slogan, ‘election for solution’
  • Govt declared entire Nagaland ''disturbed area'' for 6 more months
    New Delhi, July 1 (PTI) The Centre on Tuesday declared the entire Nagaland as "disturbed area" for a further period of six months till December-end. In a notification, the Home Ministry said the central government is of the opinion that the area comprising the whole Nagaland is in such a disturbed and dangerous condition that the use of armed forces in aid of the civil power is necessary.    "Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by Sec