Tag: AFSPA

Kashmir on boil after six deaths in firing

Srinagar: Hundreds of people, including several gun-toting militants, attended the funeral of a slain Lashkar-e-Taiba commander in south Kashmir despite people’s movement being restricted and internet curfew clamped across the Kashmir Valley on Monday, a day after four civilians and two insurgents were killed in a shootout with the Army.[Read More…]

Irom Sharmila to contest elections against Manipur CM Okram Ibobi

Known as Iron lady, Irom Sharmila will contest elections against Manipur chief minister and Congress candidate Okram Ibobi Singh from Thoubal constituency in the Assembly elections to be held next month. “Sharmila will contest from Thoubal seat,” convenor of her party People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance (PRJA) Erendro Leichonbam, said.[Read More…]

Irom Sharmila: Fought for 16 years, homeless now

Irom Sharmila, who ended her 16-year-long fast yesterday, is struggling to find a shelter in Manipur. The 44-year-old activist had announced that she will try a different approach to fight Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) by contesting elections in Manipur polls. After breaking her fast on Tuesday outside the[Read More…]

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