A simple listing of such incidents as those of Manorama Devi reveals that the armed forces of the country enjoy such impunity in the Armed Conflict Areas that absolve them of any culpability. The impunity works as a shield which allows them to escape any prosecution or punishment. This is resulting in unabated violations of democratic rights in these areas.
Traditionally, the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been considered the source of all impunity to the armed forces. But as we observe the pattern underlying the increasing number of cases of violations, it is established that there are various sources guaranteeing impunity to armed forces. These sources are in form of various legislations, executive actions (or lack thereof), and even judicial pronouncements.
2. End military oppression and seek democratic solutions in Armed Conflict Areas.
3. End Impunity and bring armed personnel in these areas under jurisdiction of civilian courts.
4. No separate laws for armed forces. Criminal laws applicable to civilians should apply to armed forces in the same nature.