AFSPA tangle eludes Rajnath trip
Amnesty International India came down heavily on Union home minister for failing to take up AFSPA issue during his two days visit to Guwahati.
In a statement on Sunday, the human rights body said that despite scope Singh never took up the issue that rattles the entire region at regular intervals.
Worryingly, there was no discussion on the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, which is in force in several north-eastern states, and continues to enable violations of constitutional rights and freedoms, the statement reads.
The organization further urged the government to urgently address concerns of impunity for alleged human rights violations by removing the requirement under the AFSPA for executive permission for prosecuting soldiers, pending its repeal.
26 Jan 2014 - 6:05pm | SK Hasan
The 65th Republic day observed peacefully at Nazira sub division today. The central ceremonial programme was held at Nazira play ground where Mousumi Baruah, SDO Civil hoisted the...
14 Feb 2014 - 10:29pm | AT News
The All India United Democratic Front on Friday has announced candidates for two seats for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.Senior party leaders told Assam Times that Bijoy Krishna Nath will contest from...
26 Sep 2008 - 1:26am | bobbyramakant
It is a pity that India's robust smoke-free policies have been challenged by those with vested interests neglecting the immense and undisputed proven public health benefits of implementing such...