The Central government has extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in the state of Nagaland for a period of another six months by a notification issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs dated December 30, 2021.
This year’s observation of the International Human Rights Day had a special significance for India. India got re-elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the sixth term with an overwhelming majority. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that this is an endorsement of India’s commitment to the human rights cause. “We will continue promotion and protection of human rights through ‘samman, samvaad and sahyog’,” he said.