No Aadhaar, no sops: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI, Jun 10 : The Centre has stood firm before the Supreme Court on mandatory Aadhaar enrolment by June 30 and said those without the UID number after the deadline would not be entitled to the benefits under social welfare schemes. It clarified that only those who could not register under Aadhaar by June […]

Road rage case : If you had a problem of lawyers why didn’t you take the case to the CJI of Manipur : SC

NEW DELHI, Jun 5 : The Supreme Court bench of Justice Deepak Guha decided not to pass an interim order regarding the alleged threat perception to the parents of the youth killed in a road rage in 2011 by Ajay Meitei, son of current Chief Minister N Biren Singh. The bench told the petitioner “If […]

Hands that rock the cradle rule the world Saluting mothers

Give me a good mother and I will give you the world. This quote may be attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte but it should stand true for everyone. It may be easy to sing paeans to mothers across the world, but it has increasingly become important to question why place mothers on the pedestal when crimes […]

Supreme Court Advocate in Manipur road rage murder case gets threat calls from militants

GUWAHATI: A Supreme Court lawyer assisting the family of a 2011 Manipur road rage murder victim, alleged that he had been “threatened” by militants to stay away from the case. Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh’s son, Nongthombam Ajay, is an accused in the case. A local court had in January sentenced him to five […]

Manipur killings: Amicus Curiae on ‘Army & Constitutionalism’; No legal impediment to register FIRs, says Manipur

Murali Krishnan (Courtesy : Bar and Bench) The hearing in Supreme Court in the Manipur encounter killings with respect to cases in which Gauhati and Manipur High Courts had ordered judicial inquiries concluded on April 20 . The matter was heard by a Bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and UU Lalit, which reserved its […]

Supreme Court Refuses To Make Hindi Compulsory In Class I To VIII

The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a plea seeking a direction to the Centre, the states and union territories to make Hindi compulsory for students of class I-VIII across the country to promote national unity. Taking note of the fact that petitioner Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay was a spokesperson of the BJP’s Delhi chapter, a […]

SC upholds order against use of excessive force by army in Manipur

New Delhi, Apr 27 :In a huge setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court has re-affirmed its July 2016 order that the army or the Manipur police had violated human rights by killing innocent people in the guise of encounter of militants. The Court in its order had held that the army cannot use excessive […]

Sorting through the paper trail of fake encounters in Manipur

Anoo Bhuyan What do 1,528 dead bodies look like? Three filing cabinets. In a dimly lit, dusty room in Manipur’s capital, thousands of files sit, marked or unmarked, as members of the Extra-Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) sort them into various categories. These files pertain to the victims of alleged extra-judicial killings and fake […]

Senior advocate appearing for Manipur accepts lapse on the part of State Govt, SC asks State to suggest names for SIT Military cannot be subjected to FIR for its operations : Army

NEW DELHI, Apr 20 :The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and Manipur to suggest five names each of officials, ex-officials whom they deem fit are suitable for Special Investigating Team (SIT) to be constituted to investigate into the killings in which judicial inquiries have been conducted. The apex Court after perusing the names reserved […]

Sorting Through the Paper Trail of Fake Encounters in Manipur

At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges. Imphal (Manipur): What do 1,528 dead bodies look like? Three filing cabinets. In a dimly lit, dusty room in Manipur’s capital, thousands of files sit, marked or […]

Judicial investigations on Manipur encounters “biased” : Army to SC

New Delhi, Apr 19 :A day after it was rapped by the Supreme Court for remaining silent over rape and murder charges against its personnel in Manipur, the Army today said the judicial probes conducted into these charges were “biased” and slanted against them due to local factors. It alleged that the district Judges, who […]

Army men involved in extra-judicial killing in Manipur must be punished : SC SC to first probe 3 cases of rape and murder

NEW DELHI, Apr 18 : Rejecting Centre’s plea that cases of extra-judicial killings allegedly by armed forces in insurgency-hit Manipur should not be re-opened as more than a decade has passed, the Supreme Court said that when Bangladesh could prosecute war criminals for atrocities committed in 1971, the Indian Government should also not shy away […]

Recall Order Against Immunity for Soldiers in Manipur, Centre Asks Supreme Court

The government said the judgment had hampered the army’s ability to respond to insurgent and terrorist situations. New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Centre’s curative petition seeking to recall the July 2016 order holding that the army or the Manipur police cannot use excessive force under the provisions of the Armed […]

Centre moves SC against verdict negating protection to armed forces

New Delhi, Apr 12 :The Centre today told the Supreme Court that its verdict in the alleged extra-judicial killings case in Manipur has “negated” the protection available to the armed forces under the AFSPA during anti-militancy operations. In a curative petition seeking recall of the verdict of July 8 last year as well as the […]

Extra-judicial killing in Manipur Supreme Court asks Centre to segregate cases

New Delhi, Apr 7 :The Supreme Court asked the Centre today to segregate the cases related to the armed forces from the list of 265 incidents of extra-judicial killings in Manipur, which it would deal with first on a plea seeking probe into such alleged fake encounter killings. The apex Court, which said that 265 […]

HC declares UNC’s blockade illegal

In line with the decisions of the Supreme Court, the High Court of Manipur has declared the more than four months old economic blockade of the United Naga Council (UNC) as illegal. A full bench of the High Court comprising of Chief Justice RR Prasad, Justice N Kotiswar and Justice Kh Nobin passed an order […]

Analysis Reports of Candidates Contesting in Manipur Election: Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR)

Reports for Manipur Analysis of Criminal Background, Financial, Education, Gender and other Details of Manipur Assembly Elections 2017 (Phase 1) Candidates Analysis of Election Expenses of the newly Elected MLAs Manipur 2012 ANALYSIS OF CRIMINAL AND FINANCIAL DETAILS OF MLAS FROM MANIPUR 2007 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS Analysis of Candidates Contesting in Manipur 2012 Assembly Elections Asset […]

Check racial crimes against NE folks : SC

New Delhi, Dec 16 :The Supreme Court on Wednesday passed a slew of directions, including setting up of a three-member panel headed by a Joint Secretary-level officer, to enhance a sense of security and inclusion for people from North Eastern States who faced racial violence and hate crimes. The panel – comprising Joint Secretary (North […]

Manipur Theatre Owners Worry Over PLA’s Take on National Anthem

The Supreme Court has ordered all cinema halls across India to play the national anthem before the screening of a film. They also made it obligatory for the audience to stand up “for the love of the motherland”. But Revolutionary People’s Front (RPF) and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) have banned screening of Hindi films […]