AFSPA 1958 (2008)

52m | Documentary, Drama | Sat Feb 04 2006
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Manipur is the easternmost state of the Indian Union [where there has been a rising insurgency aiming for secession]. The AFSPA is a legislation enabling the armed forces of the union to exercise unguided power with immunity. Besides the power to search and arrest on mere suspicion, the Act sanctions even non-commissioned officers to shoot and kill any person.
Writer: Haobam Paban Kumar (Script)
Director: Haobam Paban Kumar
Language: English
Country of Origin: India (IN)
State / Province: Manipur
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Adult: Yes
Type: Non Feature

Also Known As

A Cry In The Dark - English


Th. Manorama Devi, a 32-year-old lady, a separatist suspect, was picked by the forces of the 17th Assam Rifles from her home on 11th July, 2004, issuing an arrest-memo. Her dead body was later found near a hillock under suspicious circumstance[s]. People largely believed she was raped and later shot. From there onwards people throughout the state started holding protest and agitation against the excesses of the security forces ... This film is a diary of events which took place in Manipur from the day Th. Manorama Devi died, till a youth dies setting himself on fire, protesting against the controversial [AFSPA or] Armed Forces Special Power[s] Act, 1958.

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Runtime: 52 min
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Release Date: Sat Feb 04 2006
Release City: Imphal (IN)

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