Siddharth Varadarajan

Journalist | Writer | Analyst

A modest proposal on AFSPA

Change the blanket ban on trials without official sanction to one where the government has the power to bar prosecution in individual cases provided it satisfies the courts that its … Continue reading

September 6, 2010 · 2 Comments

Armed Forces Act to be amended

After years of protest against one of India’s most Draconian laws, is there finally some light at the end of the tunnel? 2 DecemberThe Hindu Armed Forces Act to be … Continue reading

December 2, 2006 · 1 Comment

Does anybody care about Manipur?

The question of repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act needs to be debated publicly in the light of the Justice B.P. Jeevan Reddy Committee’s report. 10 October 2006The … Continue reading

October 10, 2006 · Leave a comment

Repeal Armed Forces Act: official panel

Secret report of Justice Jeevan Reddy Committee says the Act is a “symbol of oppression, instrument of high-handedness”. 8 October 2006The Hindu Repeal Armed Forces Act: official panelSiddharth Varadarajan New … Continue reading

October 8, 2006 · 4 Comments

Official panel wants stringent safeguards on Army use

`Scrapping AFSPA will help erase feeling of alienation, discrimination in North-East’8 October 2006The Hindu Official panel wants stringent safeguards on Army use`Scrapping AFSPA will help erase feeling of alienation, discrimination … Continue reading

October 8, 2006 · Leave a comment

Anybody remember Manipur?

29 June 2005The Hindu Opinion Anybody remember Manipur? Siddharth Varadarajan With the first anniversary of Manorama Devi’s killing upon us, the Government must make public the report of the Justice … Continue reading

June 29, 2005 · Leave a comment
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