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CDRO condemns the murder of Naga civilians and demands immediate repeal of AFSPA

CDRO condemns the murder of Naga civilians and demands immediate repeal of AFSPA

  On 4th December 2021, the Indian armed forces ambushed and killed 13 daily wage labourers who work in the coal mines of Tiru, bordering the state of Assam. These coal miners from the Mon district were on their usual journey home from the coal mine to spend Sunday with their families before returning for duty on Monday. Besides these 13[Read More…]

by 09/12/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
 The Mon Massacres in Nagaland!

 The Mon Massacres in Nagaland!

PUCL DEMANDS from the Government of India: Immediately Prosecute Military Officials for Murder! Publicly Declare: No Immunity from Prosecution  u/s 6 of AFSPA, Repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (AFSPA)!!!   PUCL strongly condemns the tragic and brutal killing on Saturday, 4th December, 2021 of 6 unarmed civilians (belonging to the Konyak tribe), in a military ambush in an[Read More…]

by 08/12/2021 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Draconian Laws and Suppression of Dissidents

Draconian Laws and Suppression of Dissidents

To the world India is known as the largest democracy in the world. If you considered holding elections at regular interval as the only criteria of being a democracy you can give this tag. But, the dismal condition of freedom of speech and the right to dissent in the country is a real cause of concern for the activists and[Read More…]

by 12/08/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
Freedom From AFSPA In J&K And Manipur

Freedom From AFSPA In J&K And Manipur

  As India celebrates its anniversary of independence from the British rule it, is worthwhile to ask when the people of Jammu and Kashmir and Manipur will get freedom from the Armed Forces (Special Power) Act 1958 (AFSPA) which is no less than being living under the colonial rule. The law that the British conceived in the wake of quit[Read More…]

by 16/08/2016 2 comments Human Rights
Irom Sharmila ends her 16-year fast by tasting honey, in Imphal on Tuesday. Photo: Ritu Raj Konwar/The Hindu

Irom Sharmila: Death Of A Fast

  Irom Sharmila’s withdrawal of her fast has come as a blow in varying degrees to many. There are also many others who welcome her decision to end her fast instead of sticking on to it at ridiculous levels. I am thinking of the many NGO leaders who invested their energy and money on Irom with the hope that their[Read More…]

by 11/08/2016 2 comments Human Rights
16 Years of Historical Journey: A Snapshot of Irom Sharmila’s Struggle And The Road Ahead

16 Years of Historical Journey: A Snapshot of Irom Sharmila’s Struggle And The Road Ahead

  Year 2000: Irom Sharmila Chanu started her hunger strike in Imphal, Manipur when she was 28 years old. It is started just after ‘Malom Massacre’ where soldiers of Assam Rifles opened fire on persons who were standing on a bus stop and around 10 people were killed in this firing including a 12 year old bravery award winner and a[Read More…]

by 29/07/2016 1 comment Human Rights
Irom Sharmila: The Spirit Of Indomitable Resistance

Irom Sharmila: The Spirit Of Indomitable Resistance

Irom Sharmila’s decision to end her fast is a welcome step. This would be the end her 16 year long non-violent resistance against a violent state. She had started her fast following the shooting of 10 Manipuris at a Bus stand in 2000. One cannot get a better image of resistance, opposition and struggle than the one displayed by Irom[Read More…]

by 28/07/2016 2 comments Human Rights
A Welcome Move By Irom Sharmila:SSSC

A Welcome Move By Irom Sharmila:SSSC

Press Release by Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign New Delhi, 27 July 2016: Save sharmila Solidarity Campaign welcomes decision of Irom Sharmila to break her fast in coming days. SSSC believes that it is a befitting reply to Government’s ignorance of her sixteen years of fast where an extra ordinary example of non violent appeal was made with the govt with[Read More…]

by 27/07/2016 1 comment Human Rights
AFSPA: The Fifty Eight Year War

AFSPA: The Fifty Eight Year War

Imagine a war that goes on for almost six decades. A war that nobody notices, even though it would be counted as the thirteenth longest war in human history. This is a conventional war, where ‘enemy’ territory is looted, its women are raped, its men killed. With only one difference. In this war, the enemy, technically, belongs to the same[Read More…]

by 14/07/2016 2 comments Human Rights
The Supreme Court Speaks, Ending Impunity For The Armed Forces

The Supreme Court Speaks, Ending Impunity For The Armed Forces

  In a historic ruling, Justice Madan B. Lokur and Justice U.U.Lalit of the Hon’ble Supreme Court have spoken out in favour of democracy. The judgment came on a plea by hundreds of families in the north-eastern State of Manipur for a probe by a Special Investigation Team into 1,528 cases of alleged fake encounters involving the Army and the[Read More…]

by 09/07/2016 1 comment Human Rights, India