AFSPA AND NAGALAND KILLINGS

Introduction The Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958 (for short ‘AFSPA’) is an act of the Parliament of India that grants special powers to the Indian Armed Forces to maintain public order in “disturbed areas”. AFSPA has been very controversial legislation from its inception. Patricia Mukhim writes that the Northeast is not only less understood

Pluralism - Unity in Diversity

PLURALISM: THE STRENGTH OF INDIA

Introduction Being a secular state India is a multicultural country. Cultural, Religious and Linguistic diversity is the strength of India. Being a pluralistic state, Indian has a great feeling of Nationality and to generate, retain or maintain the same, nature of our constitution is secular. The reason of secularism can be analyze from the pre-independent

AFSPA

The Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA): Is it a blot on Democracy

The Armed Forces (Special Power) Act, 1958 (AFSPA) was passed by the Parliament in September, 1958. While introducing the Bill in the Parliament in August, 1958, the then Home Minister Shri G.B. Pant had justified its necessity to tackle the menace of militant Nagas, who having formed the Naga Federal Government (NFG) under A.Z. Phizo