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Racial Discrimination Faced by North Easterners shows the Dark Side of Modern Society

- by Gaurav Tyagi The author spent several years in Delhi and sadly witnessed numerous unfortunate incidents in Delhi involving shoddy treatment of Northeast...

June 19 is International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2017: Why Women in India are Victims of Sexual Abuse?

June 19 marks the International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict UN Action Against Sexual Violence states that women and children...

Activist Irom Sharmila ends her 16-year-long fast, wants to become Manipur CM

On Tuesday, August 9, Irom Sharmila Manipuri activist ended her 16-year-long fast against the imposition of the "draconian" in her state AFSPA announced that she...

Irom Chanu Sharmila: The Iron lady of Manipur

By Pashchiema Bhatia When Anna Hazare began his hunger strike, he became the centre of media attention and everybody was concerned about his life. He...

Irom Sharmila unlikely to appear in court this time

New Delhi: The Iron Lady, charged with attempt to suicide is probably not going to appear in Delhi's Patiala House court this time. Irom Sharmila is...

5 controversies in the political career of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed

Despite being a stalwart in Indian political arena, the career of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the People’s Democratic Party founder member was filled with many...

2015: When peace continued to elude Manipur

Imphal: The year just ending was another of violence and more violence in Manipur, one of the most troubled states in India's northeast. In a place...

Meghalaya HC directs Centre to enforce AFSPA in Garo Hills

Shillong: The Meghalaya High Court has directed the central government to enforce the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, (AFSPA) 1958 in the insurgency-ravaged districts...

Forum demands Irom Sharmila’s release, repeal of AFSPA

Shillong: The North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF), a civil rights group has demanded immediate release of Irom Sharmila, who on Monday has completed 15 years...

Naga NGO seeks action against Assam Rifles

Kohima: Even as Central government imposed a five-year ban on National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang), an eminent non-governmental organisation has written to the Prime...

J&K witnessed 333 cases of violence by govt officials: Report   

By NewsGram Staff Writer J&K : According to a national daily, there have been 333 cases of 'torture, sexual violence, extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances'...

Public Safety Act: The real sorrow of Jammu and Kashmir

By Meghna Nair A news magazine once spoke about an incident from 2004 when a delegation from European Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights,...

Rajnath Singh hints at reducing security forces in north-east

Guwahati: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday expressed concern over the large-scale deployment of security forces in the northeast and asked the chief ministers...

AFSPA will continue in J&K “till needed”, says Rajnath

Srinagar: The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), which gives sweeping powers to security forces, will continue in Jammu and Kashmir till it is...

Violent tactics in governance would never solve any serious social problem: Irom Sharmila on Manipur attacks

New Delhi: Manipur human rights activist Irom Sharmila on Saturday alleged that bureaucrats in the northeastern states were "misutilising" the money sent by the...

AFSPA: Tripura trashes controversial law after 18 years

According to Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is also the Home Minister of the state, the landmark decision was taken during a meeting of the council of ministers during the day.

AFSPA to stay for longer time in Valley, says Home Minister Rajnath Singh

By Newsgram Staff Writer Making Modi-government's stand clear on AFSPA, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the time was not conducive to withdraw the special...

BJP–PDP alliance: A forced marriage destined to doom?

By Harshmeet Singh Abdul Malik (57), a resident of the Kashmir valley, voted for the PDP in the recent state elections. When asked about his reasons...

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