Armed Forces Special Powers Act Judgment

An attempt to reduce rights violations in conflict area, whilst upholding the constitutionality of the Act

Formally known as the Naga People's Movement vs Union of India (1997). The Supreme Court argued that the Do’s and Dont's of conduct by soldiers had to be strictly enforced, and violators punished as per the Army Act of 1950. It also pointed out that there are safeguards in the Act that had to be acted upon. Justice Verma later targetted AFSPA in the Verma Committee Report, arguing that impunity for crimes of sexual violence by troops should be stopped by treating it in ordinary criminal proceedings.