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
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
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
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
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
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