SC to hear plea of 300 Army personnel challenging FIR against them in AFSPA areas

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar considered the submissions of lawyer Aishwarya Bhati that Army personnel are being prosecuted for performing duties in disturbed areas.

Press Trust of India
New Delhi, Publish Date: Aug 14 2018 12:17PM | Updated Date: Aug 14 2018 12:17PM
SC to hear plea of 300 Army personnel challenging FIR against them in AFSPA areasFile Photo

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on August 20 a plea filed by over 300 Army personnel challenging registration of FIRs against them for operations in areas where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is in force.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar considered the submissions of lawyer Aishwarya Bhati that Army personnel are being prosecuted for performing duties in disturbed areas.

The plea said the registration of FIR and prosecution of Army personnel was against the provisions of AFSPA as they grant immunity to them against the prosecution for actions performed during official duties.

The plea said that such prosecutions lower the morale of the military and para-military forces.

Army personnel are being prosecuted for alleged excesses and fake encounters in areas like Manipur.

Some of the prosecutions have been initiated following apex court directions, especially in Manipur.

Latest News

  1. Jammu violence: JCCI accuses state administration of failing to take effective steps
  2. Jammu violence: JCCI accuses state administration of failing to take effective steps
  1. PDP stages protest in Srinagar urging Centre to ensure safety of Kashmiris
  2. PDP stages protest in Srinagar urging Centre to ensure safety of Kashmiris
  1. Governor’s advisor reviews security measures for students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Governor’s advisor reviews security measures for students studying outside Jammu and Kashmir
  1. Don't attack innocent Kashmiris: CPI-M
  2. Don't attack innocent Kashmiris: CPI-M
  1. Kashmir colleges to remain closed until February 21: Div Com
  2. Kashmir colleges to remain closed until February 21: Div Com
  1. Pulwama attack: CRPF cautions people against fake pics aimed at spreading hatred
  2. Pulwama attack: CRPF cautions people against fake pics aimed at spreading hatred
  1. U'khand police asks Kashmiri students to not issue provocative statements, assures them safety
  2. U'khand police asks Kashmiri students to not issue provocative statements, assures them safety
  1. AMU issues advisory asking Kashmiri students not to move out of campus
  2. AMU issues advisory asking Kashmiri students not to move out of campus
  1. Shabir Shah was never provided security by govt: JKDFP
  2. Shabir Shah was never provided security by govt: JKDFP
  1. Move employees in Jammu urge governor to facilitate their journey back home
  2. Move employees in Jammu urge governor to facilitate their journey back home
  1. Fire raging in your bosoms is in my heart too: Modi on Pulwama attack
  2. Fire raging in your bosoms is in my heart too: Modi on Pulwama attack
  1. Banihal shuts against Jammu mob attacks
  2. Banihal shuts against Jammu mob attacks
  1. Attacking, terrorising Kashmiris outside JK will alienate them further: Omar Abdullah
  2. Attacking, terrorising Kashmiris outside JK will alienate them further: Omar Abdullah
  1. Withdrawing security not an issue for us, had never asked for it: Hurriyat (M)
  2. Withdrawing security not an issue for us, had never asked for it: Hurriyat (M)
  1. Pulwama attack fallout: Kashmiri students in Delhi fear for their security
  2. Pulwama attack fallout: Kashmiri students in Delhi fear for their security
  1. JK Governor announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for kin of CRPF man killed in Pulwama attack
  2. JK Governor announces Rs 20 lakh ex-gratia for kin of CRPF man killed in Pulwama attack
  1. Mobile Internet service suspended in Kashmir
  2. Mobile Internet service suspended in Kashmir
  1. Valley shuts to protest attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu, other states
  2. Valley shuts to protest attacks on Kashmiris in Jammu, other states
  1. Pulwama attack fallout: Security cover of five Kashmiri separatist leaders withdrawn
  2. Pulwama attack fallout: Security cover of five Kashmiri separatist leaders withdrawn
  1. Four injured in leopard attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama
  2. Four injured in leopard attack in south Kashmir’s Pulwama
  1. Move employees in Jammu to boycott duties from Monday, cite insecurity
  2. Move employees in Jammu to boycott duties from Monday, cite insecurity
  1. Four Kashmiri students of NIMS Rajasthan suspended over WhatsApp posts on Pulwama bombing
  2. Four Kashmiri students of NIMS Rajasthan suspended over WhatsApp posts on Pulwama bombing
  1. JNU students union urges state governments to prevent attacks on Kashmiri students
  2. JNU students union urges state governments to prevent attacks on Kashmiri students
  1. ICJ to hold public hearings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case from Feb 18
  2. ICJ to hold public hearings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case from Feb 18
  1. Guwahati teacher suspended for FB post blaming army for atrocities on civilians in Kashmir
  2. Guwahati teacher suspended for FB post blaming army for atrocities on civilians in Kashmir
  1. Army Major killed in Rajouri landmine explosion was to tie the knot next month
  2. Army Major killed in Rajouri landmine explosion was to tie the knot next month
  1. IUST Awantipora extends winter vacation until February 19
  2. IUST Awantipora extends winter vacation until February 19
  1. Divisional  Administration Kashmir establishes helpline
  2. Divisional Administration Kashmir establishes helpline
  1. JK children are being taken care of: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir
  2. JK children are being taken care of: Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir
  1. Curfew continues in Jammu for third consecutive day
  2. Curfew continues in Jammu for third consecutive day
  1. Pulwama attack: MNS asks music companies to stop working with Pakistan singers
  2. Pulwama attack: MNS asks music companies to stop working with Pakistan singers
x
This site uses cookies to deliver our services and to show you relevant news and ads. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service.That's Fine