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Jun 5, 2015

Indian army launches hunt for militants after 20 soldiers killed

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India’s army launched an operation in the northeastern state of Manipur on Friday to hunt tribal separatist guerrillas who killed at least 20 soldiers in the deadliest attack on security forces in the state in more than two decades.

The operation involves hundreds of soldiers on foot with the support of helicopters in the remote mountainous forests close to the border with Myanmar, where insurgents are demanding autonomy for their tribal groups or independence, army and intelligence officers told Reuters.The central government asked the army to “trace and eliminate the insurgents” involved in the attack, a military commander said, asking not to be identified because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

Jun 5, 2015

Army launches hunt for militants after 20 soldiers killed

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – The Indian army launched an operation in Manipur on Friday to hunt tribal separatist guerrillas who killed at least 20 soldiers in the deadliest attack on security forces in the state in more than two decades.

The operation involves hundreds of soldiers on foot with the support of helicopters in the remote mountainous forests close to the border with Myanmar, where insurgents are demanding autonomy for their tribal groups or independence, army and intelligence officers told Reuters.

May 28, 2015

India’s Tripura state strips army of shoot-to-kill powers

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – Lawmakers in India’s northeastern state of Tripura on Thursday revoked a controversial law that had given the military shoot-to-kill powers and shielded soldiers from prosecution for 18 years.

The withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was hailed by human rights groups, who say it could pave the way for other states to roll back special powers used by the army to contain separatist, leftist and tribal rebels.

May 28, 2015

Tripura strips army of shoot-to-kill powers

GUWAHATI (Reuters) – Lawmakers in the northeastern state of Tripura on Thursday revoked a controversial law that had given the military shoot-to-kill powers and shielded soldiers from prosecution for 18 years.

The withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) was hailed by human rights groups, who say it could pave the way for other states to roll back special powers used by the army to contain separatist, leftist and tribal rebels.

Mar 6, 2015

Mob in Nagaland breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in Nagaland, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him, officials said on Friday, adding that police had to impose a curfew to restore order.

Rape has been a particularly emotive crime in India since 2012, when a student was raped and tortured on a bus in New Delhi and later died. The government has banned a documentary about that attack, re-igniting debate about gender inequality.

Mar 6, 2015

Mob in India breaks into jail, lynches rape suspect

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – A mob of several thousand people broke into a high-security prison in India, dragged out a rape suspect and killed him, officials said on Friday, adding that police had to impose a curfew to restore order.

Rape has been a particularly emotive crime in India since 2012, when a student was raped and tortured on a bus in New Delhi and later died. The government has banned a documentary about that attack, re-igniting debate about gender inequality.

Dec 26, 2014

India seeks help from Bhutan, Myanmar to hunt down militants

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India has sought cooperation from Bhutan, Myanmar and Bangladesh in an offensive against a tribal militant group that had shot dead at least 80 people in Assam state this week, officials said on Friday.

Police believe that a faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), fighting for a separate state for ethnic Bodos, was behind coordinated attacks on tea plantation workers and their families this week, the deadliest in years.

Dec 25, 2014

India’s military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in remote state

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India deployed military helicopters to hunt down tribal militants in the northeastern state of Assam on Thursday after rebels killed 75 people this week, the deadliest in the remote area in years.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and armed groups fighting for secession from India.

Dec 25, 2014

Military hunts rebels after deadly attacks in Assam

GUWAHATI, India (Reuters) – India deployed military helicopters to hunt down tribal militants in Assam on Thursday after rebels killed 75 people this week, the deadliest in the remote area in years.

Assam has a history of sectarian bloodshed and armed groups fighting for secession from India.

Dec 24, 2014

Rebel attacks in India kill 51, spark violent protests

GUWAHATI, India, Dec 24 (Reuters) – Police in northeast
India fired on Wednesday on demonstrators protesting against the
killings of dozens of people by tribal guerrillas, killing five
of them.

Militants fighting for a separate homeland for indigenous
Bodo tribesmen went on a killing spree in Assam state on
Tuesday, killing 51 people in four attacks in the space of an
hour, the deadliest violence in months.