India - A Jesuit Research Centre Calls for repeal of draconian AFSPA
A Jesuit Social Research Centre (NESRC) in the North East India, calls for the repeal of a 55 year old Armed Forces Special Power Act in India, 1958 (AFSPA) that empowers an army officer to arrest, to fire upon or otherwise use force even to the causing of death, anyone without a warrant on mere suspicion that the person was planning a terrorist act. No criminal prosecution can be initiated for such an act. The result has been fake encounter killings of more than 1,000 civilians per year in the three North Eastern States of Assam, Manipur and Mizoram alone in the last 10 years, besides many other human rights violations. Read more and Sign the petition to the PM of India...