ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Politics of Mourning

The burden of grief for victims of regime-sponsored repression and state atrocities is compounded by the public denial of their loss and suffering. The Supreme Court's decision on the writ petition filed by Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association Manipur and families of persons extrajudicially executed by security forces in Manipur is a milestone in the struggle for truth and justice. The judicial response has refashioned the law, responding to the suffering and pain of the aggrieved and tempering the law with justice.

Grim Portent in Assam

This article, published in the 12 April 1980 issue of the Economic and Political Weekly, reports the invoking of the Armed Forces (Assam and Manipur) Special Powers Act in the midst of the Assam agitation. As it stands today--the AFSPA is still enforced in the North East (in Assam, along the Assam-Meghalaya border) and the state is slated to go for polls on 4 April 2016.

Kashmir: The Moment of Truth

As we near the endgame in Kashmir, the choice before all those who believe in people's right to a life of dignity and freedom is simple: to regain their humanity by asserting their opposition to oppression so that silence can no longer be a tool in the hands of the government to carry on brutalising a people.
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