Afspa: a mockery of human rights india is popularly considered as a nation which gives due importance to the rights and liberties of its citizens it has absorbed the ideals of democ. However, it is difficult to imagine that in a country like ours, exists a law which makes a mockery of the basic human rights the recent violence in kashmir triggered a nationwide debate on the validity of the armed forces (special powers) act, 1958, popularly known as afspa. In a case filed by the naga people's movement for human rights, the supreme court in 1995 upheld the validity of afspa with caveats that included a periodic review of the situation, use of minimal force and strict adherence to the criminal procedure code and the dos and don'ts issued by army headquarters.
The reluctance of the governments, both at the state and centre, to order impartial investigation into even major incidents of human rights violations makes a mockery of truth and clearly without the necessary probe justice is denied to the victims and their families, making reconciliation a farce. Amnesty international india briefing ai index: asa 20/042/2013 8 november 2013 the armed forces special powers act: time for a renewed debate in india on human rights and national security for decades, the armed forces (special powers) act (afspa) has enabled serious human rights afspa in manipur has made “a mockery of the law,” and. Afspa: the draconian unreasonable law the act has received condemnation and disapproval from the civilian society due to the alleged violations of human rights of the civilians in the regions where the act is in force as per the act, in a 'disturbed area,' laws that make a mockery of the human rights of the citizens.
The bharatiya janata party (bjp) government at the centre has made it clear that the armed forces (special powers) act, 1958 (afspa) will not be repealed any time soon, further straining the party’s relations with the naga people’s front (npf), its ally of 13 years in nagaland. Thus, the court, without expressly saying so, labelled the situation in manipur, which has been declared as a “disturbed area” under afspa since 1958, as a mockery of our democratic process. Women in manipur vs afspa incredible india, that often claims as a vibrant successful democratic country and strictly adheres to advocate human rights like any other democracy in the world stands in contrast to its tragic failure when it comes to reconciling issues which extend to the north east. Sharmila began her protest in november 2000 against the controversial armed forces special powers act (afspa) and was arrested three days later on charges of attempting suicide - a crime in india. At the same time, the committee cannot be unaware of the widespread human rights abuses by the security forces in jammu and kashmir - issues that have been of greater concern since the application of a variant of the afspa in the region in 1990.
By kracktivist in advocacy, announcements, human rights, justice, kractivism, law, violence against women, women rights tags: afspa, armed forces (special powers) act 1958, assam rifles, imphal free press, jammu and kashmir, kashmir, manipur, press council of india. There is blood on the hands of #afspa posted by : human rights, justice, kractivism, law, politics, violence against women, women rights the draconian act, which has become a cause of record gross human rights violations in several states of the country, needs to be amended at the earliest, says ridhima malhotra. We must repeal afspa to begin to heal kashmir, and to enhance india's moral stature and that of the army, says ajai shukla a kashmiri girl passes by a security personnel standing on guard on a. Afspa, which gives the central armed forces unbridled power to arrest, use force and even kill people on mere suspicion, is a colonial legacy that makes a mockery of the claims of being a liberal. While the agitation has forced a grudging admission that there is a need to 'replace afspa with a more humane act that addresses the human rights aspirations of the people', the government of india continues to hold insistently that humanizing afspa must not be at the cost of 'national security.
Posts about constitution written by kracktivist 1 a draconian law: the afspa is a piece of colonial legislation that gives the armed forces of india unfettered power: (i) to use lethal force on civilians even to the extent of causing death on mere suspicion that they may cause breach of any law or order, (ii) to search any dwelling places by breaking them on mere suspicion without warrant. Afspa , a mockery of human rights essay indeed “by the people, to the people and for the people” however, it is difficult to imagine that in a country like ours, exists a law which makes a mockery of the basic human rights the recent violence in. Afspa in north east india and mockery human right the powers that the afspa extends to the armed forces come into force once an area subject to the act has been declared “disturbed” by the central or state government this declaration is not subject to judicial review. Defending the indefensible, afspa in service of torture, (un)democracy the potency of the afspa (armed forces special powers act) imposed in the north-east for over five decades and in jammu and kashmir for almost 20 years, can be gauged from the fact that even meager whimpers can evoke tumultuous reactions.
An international non-governmental organization, human rights watch, has rightly termed afspa as a “tool of state abuse, oppression and discrimination” section 5 states that after the military have arrested someone under the afspa, they must hand that person over to the nearest police station with the “least possible delay. Last year, the justice santosh hegde commission, mandated to examine extrajudicial executions in manipur, noted that afspa had made “a mockery of the law” international criticism has been as sharp with several un special rapporteurs, and international human rights bodies urging new delhi to repeal the law.
Stacked on a dining table which doubles up as a workdesk in the office of human rights alert lie postcards written by schoolchildren in manipur and addressed to prime minister narendra modi, urging him to repeal the armed forces special powers act and save democracy in india. The study guide is an open document it therefore is not to be used by delegates commission said that the continued operation of the afspa in manipur has made “a mockery of the law,” and that security forces have been “transgressing afspa as being a key cause of both past and ongoing human rights violations. A court here on monday framed charges against irom sharmila, who has been on fast for about 12 years demanding repeal of controversial afspa. Abstract india is the largest democratic country yet value of human rights has been immensely neglected and the constitution seems to be vague for many of the citizens because their rights are not respected by the armed forces and they are directly and indirectly ruled by ruthless afspa.