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)

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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 […]

India cinemas ordered to play national anthem

It is compulsory to stand to attention when the anthem is played. India’s supreme court has ruled that the national anthem must be played in every cinema before a film is screened. Judges said the order should be enforced within 10 days and audiences must stand when the anthem is played. In the 1960s and […]

Creation or non-creation of Sadar Hills district at the wisdom of State Govt : CM Eco blockade : CM blames New Delhi, NSCN-IM

IMPHAL, Nov 27: Chief Minister Okram Ibobi has categorically stated that the ongoing indefinite economic blockade being imposed on the National Highways leading to Manipur is instigated by the NDA Government led by BJP and NSCN-IM which are under a cease fire agreement. The Chief Minister was speaking at a one day political conference held […]

Contractual staff must get at par wages: Supreme Court

In a far-reaching verdict that brings relief to lakhs of contractual employees working in government departments and agencies, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that temporary workers are entitled to wages at par with permanent employees. A bench headed by Justice JS Khehar based its judgment on the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work’. […]

Petitions of Prithiviraj, Saratchandra dismissed SC upholds HC’s ‘null and void election result’ ruling

IMPHAL, Oct 28 : A division bench of the Supreme Court has today ruled that it will not interfere in the judgement passed by the High Court of Manipur which had declared the election ‘announced to Moirang Assembly Constituency in 2012 as null and void,’ which then had elected Mairembam Prithiviraj as the MLA. The […]

Supreme Court to take up case of encounter killings in Manipur

The Supreme Court will take up the case of encounter killings in Manipur on Wednesday, but is yet to appoint an agency to probe the matter. In July this year, the apex court had ruled that all incidents involving suspected use of excessive and retaliatory force by the army in Manipur must be investigated. Advocate […]

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Removed as Arunachal chief minister by court, Kalikho Pul is found hanging

Source: India Express Former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Kalikho Pul, who was removed by a Supreme Court verdict last month after being in office for about six months, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in the chief minister’s official bungalow in Itanagar on Tuesday morning, sparking protests. While Pema Khandu took over as chief […]

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