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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
AFSPA, Indian Army, Thangjam Manorama

13 years after Mothers of Manipur protested naked against Indian Army, where is justice?

The immediate provocation was the brutal rape, torture, mutilation and murder of 32-year-old Thangjam Manorama by the 17th Assam Rifles.

POLITICS

 |   Long-form
AFSPA, Women, Jammu and Kashmir

How does a Kashmiri woman tell the world her story of rape and sexual violence by security forces?

[Book excerpt] Accepting the sounds of silence is a way of acknowledging a woman’s dignity and pain.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Kashmir, Northeast, AFSPA, Indian Army

‘Do you have rapists in uniform?’: Why SC asked Indian Army this haunting question

Amicus curiae report recommends independent SIT probe into the excesses perpetuated by the armed forces in Manipur.

POLITICS

 |  SITREP  |  2.3 minutes watch-minute read

VOICES

 |  5-minute read
AFSPA, Manipur, Irom Sharmila

Why Irom Sharmila failed where other activists won

Politics and activism have worked wonderfully well together.

ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
AFSPA, Manipur, Dance

How Nerves helps raise a voice for gagged, traumatised Manipur

Surjit Nongmeikapam's dance piece is his means of bringing out the guilt, helplessness and frustrations of the people in the state.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Indian Army, AFSPA, Manipur, Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila's decision to break her fast is also an act of courage

The Iron Lady has not left the movement, she has merely shifted tactics.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Manipur, AFSPA, Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila does not deserve this, least of all from you

We have to analyse Iron Lady's protest beyond what the society has to opine today.

POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Manipur elections, AFSPA, Irom Sharmila

Will Irom Sharmila dare take on Modi to fulfil her AFSPA promise?

Parliament validated the legislation and the Indian prime minister safeguards the Act.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Manipur, AFSPA, Irom Sharmila

5 things to know about Irom Sharmila for millennials

For those whom she fought for, the Iron Lady was always Mengoubi, the fair one, the symbol of Manipur's struggle against AFSPA.