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Manipur: 1528 'fake encounters' later, a court rules - The Indian Express;

Manipur: 1528 'fake encounters' later, a court rules - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressManipur: 1528 'fake encounters' later, a court rulesThe Indian ExpressThe ruling should come as a relief for the conflict-ridden north-eastern state, where the demand to repeal AFSPA, in force here since 1958, has been a long standing one. 3.9K. Shares. Facebook · Twitter · Google Plus · Whatsapp. Written by Esha Roy ...and more »

Ending impunity under AFSPA - The Hindu

Ending impunity under AFSPAThe Hindu“Accountability is a facet of the rule of law.” This established legal principle has acquired fresh significance after the >Supreme Court ruled that the armed forces cannot escape investigation for excesses in the course of the discharge of their duty ...and more »

Misuse of AFSPA - Chandigarh Tribune

Misuse of AFSPAChandigarh TribuneThe Supreme Court has come out strongly in favour of the human rights of Indian citizens, including those living in the “disturbed” areas. The court's direction on a PIL petition on the 1,528 alleged killings by security forces and the police in ...and more »

In victory for Manipur victims, India top court removes immunity for armed forces - The National;

In victory for Manipur victims, India top court removes immunity for armed forces - The National

The NationalIn victory for Manipur victims, India top court removes immunity for armed forcesThe NationalNEW DELHI // India's supreme court has removed the legal immunity that the armed forces have enjoyed for decades, dealing a severe blow to a law that gives troops in "disturbed areas" of the country extrajudicial powers. Under the Armed Forces Special ...and more »

A sense of proportion on AFSPA, Army, anyone? - ABP Live (blog);

A sense of proportion on AFSPA, Army, anyone? - ABP Live (blog)

ABP Live (blog)A sense of proportion on AFSPA, Army, anyone?ABP Live (blog)Not unexpectedly, the turmoil in Kashmir Valley is grabbing all the headlines for the past 48 hours in the wake the killing of Burhan Wani, a 21-year old local terrorist who had become popular on social media but for me, a bigger headline is the ...and more »

Removing AFSPA's Shield Will Blunt Army's Edge, Say Veterans - News World India;

Removing AFSPA's Shield Will Blunt Army's Edge, Say Veterans - News World India

News World IndiaRemoving AFSPA's Shield Will Blunt Army's Edge, Say VeteransNews World IndiaRemoving AFSPA's Shield Will Blunt Army's Edge, Say Veterans. Supreme Court verdict saying the army should not use excessive force in its counter insurgency operations has not gone down well with the army veterans who feel that it does not reflect ...and more »

SC right on AFSPA abuse in Manipur - Deccan Chronicle;

SC right on AFSPA abuse in Manipur - Deccan Chronicle

Deccan ChronicleSC right on AFSPA abuse in ManipurDeccan ChronicleWhile ordering an investigation on Friday into the allegedly more than 1,500 “extra-judicial killings” in Manipur in the past decade, the Supreme Court has come down hard on the state and the Centre, questioning some of the key principles under which ...and more »

Manipur probe: SC ruling on AFSPA is 'ray of hope' for families of hundreds of victims, says Amnesty - The Indian Express;

Manipur probe: SC ruling on AFSPA is 'ray of hope' for families of hundreds of victims, says Amnesty - The Indian Express

The Indian ExpressManipur probe: SC ruling on AFSPA is 'ray of hope' for families of hundreds of victims, says AmnestyThe Indian ExpressDescribing the Supreme Court judgment as “positive”, Amnesty International India also said that security personnel accused of such human rights violations should be not be allowed to get away with impunity. One day after the Supreme Court passed its ...and more »

Army can't use excessive force in 'disturbed' areas under AFSPA, says Supreme Court - India Today;

Army can't use excessive force in 'disturbed' areas under AFSPA, says Supreme Court - India Today

India TodayArmy can't use excessive force in 'disturbed' areas under AFSPA, says Supreme CourtIndia TodayThe Supreme Court said there would be no 'blanket immunity' for the armed forces personnel for causing unjustified deaths until it is determined that the killings had occured in genuine encounters or insurgency operations. Harish V Nair | Posted by ...and more »

Excessive force by Police or armed forces not permissible: Supreme Court - Daily News & Analysis;

Excessive force by Police or armed forces not permissible: Supreme Court - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisExcessive force by Police or armed forces not permissible: Supreme CourtDaily News & AnalysisThe Supreme Court on Friday held that the police or any armed force cannot use 'excessive force or retaliatory force' against the people. It said the allegation of excessive force resulting in the death of any person by the police or the armed forces ...and more »

SC: No blanket immunity for army - Calcutta Telegraph

SC: No blanket immunity for armyCalcutta TelegraphNew Delhi, July 8: The Supreme Court today ruled that the army had "no blanket immunity" to shoot or use excessive force against suspected enemies of the country under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. The army is generally deemed to ...and more »

Here are 10 things to know about controversial legislation Afspa - Hindustan Times;

Here are 10 things to know about controversial legislation Afspa - Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesHere are 10 things to know about controversial legislation AfspaHindustan TimesThe Supreme Court said on Friday that the Indian Army or paramilitary forces cannot use “excessive or retaliatory force” even in areas under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (Afspa). india Updated: Jul 09, 2016 02:37 IST.and more »

SC blows apart military's AFSPA immunity shield AFSPA no immunity for excessive force causing death: SC - Times of India;

SC blows apart military's AFSPA immunity shield AFSPA no immunity for excessive force causing death: SC - Times of India

Times of IndiaSC blows apart military's AFSPA immunity shield AFSPA no immunity for excessive force causing death: SCTimes of IndiaNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday blew apart the AFSPA immunity cover of armed forces personnel and said they could be tried by normal criminal courts for use of unwarranted and excessive force to kill a person even in a disturbed area. "The law ...and more »

No absolute immunity to armed forces from criminal court trial: Supreme Court - Daily News & Analysis;

No absolute immunity to armed forces from criminal court trial: Supreme Court - Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & AnalysisNo absolute immunity to armed forces from criminal court trial: Supreme CourtDaily News & AnalysisA bench of justices Madan B Lokur and U U Lalit clarified that even if armed forces decides to take action and inquire into the allegations at their own level, separate investigation can also take place. The Supreme Court on Friday said there was no ...and more »

Army Can't Use Excessive Force In Disturbed Areas, Says Court: 10 Facts - NDTV

Army Can't Use Excessive Force In Disturbed Areas, Says Court: 10 FactsNDTVMore than 1,500 fake encounters in Manipur will be investigated by an independent agency, the court said. New Delhi: The army, police and paramilitary cannot use excessive force in disturbed areas, the Supreme Court said today in a significant ruling ...and more »

Manipur encounters: Members of armed forces can be tried by criminal courts [Read judgment] - Bar & Bench;

Manipur encounters: Members of armed forces can be tried by criminal courts [Read judgment] - Bar & Bench

Bar & BenchManipur encounters: Members of armed forces can be tried by criminal courts [Read judgment]Bar & BenchThe Supreme Court on Friday said all incidents involving suspected use of excessive and retaliatory force by the Army or police in Manipur must be investigated. A Bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit also allowed the Army to conduct its ...and more »

Law that should go: Supreme Court challenges Afspa's 'license to kill' - Hindustan Times;

Law that should go: Supreme Court challenges Afspa's 'license to kill' - Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesLaw that should go: Supreme Court challenges Afspa's 'license to kill'Hindustan TimesIf it is not practical to remove draconian laws entirely, why not begin by a partial withdrawal or even amending some of their sections? editorials Updated: Jul 08, 2016 19:59 IST. Happymon Jacob. Afspa ...and more »

Manipur Extra Judicial Killings: Allegation of excessive force by Police or Armed Forces must be thoroughly enquired ... - Live Law

Manipur Extra Judicial Killings: Allegation of excessive force by Police or Armed Forces must be thoroughly enquired ...Live LawSupreme Court of India Today has held that an allegation of excessive force resulting in the death of any person by the Manipur Police or the Armed forces in Manipur must be thoroughly enquired into. The Two Judge Bench comprising of Justices Madan B ...and more »

Army Cannot Use Excessive Force Even Under AFSPA, Rules Supreme Court - The Wire;

Army Cannot Use Excessive Force Even Under AFSPA, Rules Supreme Court - The Wire

The WireArmy Cannot Use Excessive Force Even Under AFSPA, Rules Supreme CourtThe WireNew Delhi: In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Friday said the largescale killings in Manipur in the guise of self defence while dealing with insurgency or militants was unacceptable. It said if members of the armed forces are deployed and ...and more »

Supreme Court to Army: No

Supreme Court to Army: No "excessive and retaliatory force" in Manipur - Firstpost

FirstpostSupreme Court to Army: No "excessive and retaliatory force" in ManipurFirstpostNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said the army and paramilitary forces cannot use 'excessive and retaliatory force' in Manipur and such instances must be probed. A bench of Justices M B Lokur and U U Lalit (retired) also asked the amicus curiae ...and more »