AFSPA

Unlawful encounters

Print edition : August 19, 2016

A demonstration demanding the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, a 2011 photograph. Photo: V. Sudershan

The Supreme Court’s July 8 judgment in the Manipur encounter case holds important lessons for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
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