Supreme Court justice discusses legal aid system

Mail News Service Imphal, Apr 6: One legal aid clinic each were opened at Malom and Cheirap Court Complex, Uripok by Justice of Supreme Court. Altmas Kabir , Gyan Sudha Nishra , AK Goil, Justice, Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh high Court Madan B. Lokur, Chief justice of Kearla High court Manjula Chelur, […]

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Imphal, Apr 6: One legal aid clinic each were opened at Malom and Cheirap Court Complex, Uripok by Justice of Supreme Court.
Altmas Kabir , Gyan Sudha Nishra , AK Goil, Justice, Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh high Court Madan B. Lokur, Chief justice of Kearla High court Manjula Chelur, retd. Justice of Supreme Court HK Singh, Justice, Guwahati High Court, TNK Singh attended the function held at Malom.
Speaking on the occasion, justice Altmas Kabir said, the clinic opened today will provide justice to all. The clinic has the objective to provide free legal aid to Citizens.
Legal documents will also be distributed to the people. The clinic will be useless if it is non functional. Justice AK Goil also said, people don’t know their rights and don’t know whom to reort and where. After thoroughly examined the clinic, complains can be lodged with concerned authority.
Later and interaction programme was also held between the dignitaries and people of Malom. Justice Altmas Kabir also opened a legal aid clinic at Cheirap Court Complex.

Supreme Court justice discusses legal aid system

Mail News Service Imphal, Apr 6: One legal aid clinic each were opened at Malom and Cheirap Court Complex, Uripok by Justice of Supreme Court. Altmas Kabir , Gyan Sudha Nishra , AK Goil, Justice, Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh high Court Madan B. Lokur, Chief justice of Kearla High court Manjula Chelur, […]

Mail News Service
Imphal, Apr 6: One legal aid clinic each were opened at Malom and Cheirap Court Complex, Uripok by Justice of Supreme Court.
Altmas Kabir , Gyan Sudha Nishra , AK Goil, Justice, Supreme Court, Chief Justice of Andhra Pradesh high Court Madan B. Lokur, Chief justice of Kearla High court Manjula Chelur, retd. Justice of Supreme Court HK Singh, Justice, Guwahati High Court, TNK Singh attended the function held at Malom.
Speaking on the occasion, justice Altmas Kabir said, the clinic opened today will provide justice to all. The clinic has the objective to provide free legal aid to Citizens.
Legal documents will also be distributed to the people. The clinic will be useless if it is non functional. Justice AK Goil also said, people don’t know their rights and don’t know whom to reort and where. After thoroughly examined the clinic, complains can be lodged with concerned authority.
Later and interaction programme was also held between the dignitaries and people of Malom. Justice Altmas Kabir also opened a legal aid clinic at Cheirap Court Complex.

Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF) goes ballistic against Manipur University – E-Pao.net

Manipuri Students' Federation (MSF) goes ballistic against Manipur UniversityE-Pao.netImphal, April 06 2012: Levelling a series of charges against the authority of Manipur University, the Manipuri Students' Federation has today asserted that th…

Manipuri Students' Federation (MSF) goes ballistic against Manipur University
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Imphal, April 06 2012: Levelling a series of charges against the authority of Manipur University, the Manipuri Students' Federation has today asserted that the highest seat of learning in the State has been reduced to the status of the fiefdom of some

UN stand on AFSPA applauded – E-Pao.net

UN stand on AFSPA applaudedE-Pao.netImphal, April 06 2012: Cordially welcoming the recommendation of UN Special Rapporteur for scrapping of AFSPA in Manipur, a convention organised today under the aegis of Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights in Man…

UN stand on AFSPA applauded
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Imphal, April 06 2012: Cordially welcoming the recommendation of UN Special Rapporteur for scrapping of AFSPA in Manipur, a convention organised today under the aegis of Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights in Manipur and the UN has decided for

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Public meet derides HT line installation

IMPHAL, April 6: A public meeting was held today discussing the issues on installation of… more »

IMPHAL, April 6: A public meeting was held today discussing the issues on installation of HT line (33 KV) passing residential area at a public playground near the St George High school. The meeting, organized by the Lizard Library, Wangkhei was chaired by the local MLA Elangbam Chand.

It was resolved during the meeting to appeal the concerned authorities to alter the route of the on-going installation of high tension line passing Kongba Laishram Leikai, Wangkhei Laishram Leikai and Wangkhei Koijam Leikai to Sangaipat Sub-Station considering the harm, damages and even death that the installation of the High Tension wire in such residential areas could bring. The meeting further resolved to form a committee and elected ten members to look after the matter as well.

The locals who attended the meeting also thank the local MLA Elangbam Chand for his involvement in the matter.

It may be recalled that a public meeting was held last year condemning the installation of the HT line on June 5, 2011 at Kongba Laishram Leikai Youth Club ground. The meeting had discussed in detail of the installation of 33 K.V. line from Gangapat to Sangheipat. The line which is going to be installed will pass through Heinoubon, Ayangpalli, Wangkhei Thangjam Leikai, Laishram Leikai, Koijam Leikai etc. The meeting also condemn the act of the electricity department and Manipur state information commissioner Chungkham Biren for not providing any information to the public regarding the plant when they approach them.

AMSU to observe 32nd `Realization Day`

IMPHAL, April 6: The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) is all set to organize the… more »

IMPHAL, April 6: The All Manipur Students’ Union (AMSU) is all set to organize the 32nd Realization Day (Meekap Thokpa Numit) 2012 on April 17 in remembrance of the mass movement launched by the student body in 1980 where security forces killed two students and injured many others.

As part of the observation, AMSU will launch a campaign in which class mobilization at schools, street corner-meeting at public places, publicity, distribution of leaflets, etc. will be conducted pertaining to the problem being faced by Manipur due to large scale influx of migrants in the state.

The student body has also set up an observation committee for the 32nd Realization Day observation, AMSU informed and said the main function of the observation will be held at Singjamei Chinga where people will pay rich tributes to the memorial tombs of Potsangbam Premananda and Huidrom Loken.

Premananda and Loken died in a violent scuffle with security forces on April 17, 1980 during a mass movement pushing their demand to send away foreigners or migrants from Manipur that was spearheaded by the oldest student organization in Manipur.

A blood donation camp will also be organized in connection with the observation on that day and flags inscribed as “32 Realization day Observation” April 17, 2012” will be distributed among the students during the class mobilization and that all the students are requested to contribute Rs 5 each, AMSU general secretary, Dipanjit Ningthoujam appealed in a statement.

Seeking cooperation from the people to make the observation a grand success, AMSU appealed to all, particularly the indigenous people of the region to participate in the event.

RPF appeals for World Health Day observation

IMPHAL, April 6: The banned Revolutionary Front (RPF) has appealed to the people of the… more »

IMPHAL, April 6: The banned Revolutionary Front (RPF) has appealed to the people of the state to ensure widespread observation and massive participation on the occasion of “World Health Day” tomorrow and stressed on providing proper health facility to the elderly persons in the state.

A statement of the proscribed outfit has stated that the government has been investing huge amounts of money in recruiting police and VDF personnel, however it has been ignoring the health and education sector.

Dubbing the Old Age Pension Scheme a tool to woo the elderly people for election process, RPF said such scheme is only for namesake and is a nonsense policy which lacks meaning and quality.

There is a close relation between providing health facility to the aged people and lending them a good life, the outfit said, adding that the RPF considers that it is wholly dependent on the people as well as the efforts of those working in health centres to make the elderly persons to contribute something for the society during their remaining life.

The RPF also expressed confidence that the people of Manipur would recieve at least some advantage from the World Health day 2012 observation.

Death sentence demand for Mar 22 accused continues

IMPHAL, April 6: Protesting the March 22 gang-rape of a woman near Keinou Awang Leikai… more »

IMPHAL, April 6: Protesting the March 22 gang-rape of a woman near Keinou Awang Leikai along the Tiddim Road, several women’s organization of the state held a joint sit in protest at Keishampat Lairembi community hall today.

The sit in protest which was attended by around 70 individuals started from 10am this morning and continued till 1pm. The actual plan of the demonstrators was to continue with the sit in protest till 3pm in the evening, however a team of Imphal police foiled their plan and shortened it till 1pm only.

Speaking to media persons on the sideline of the sit in protest, president Poirei Leimarol L Memchouba expressed that the sit in protest was held in protest of the March 22 gang-rape and decrying the government inaction regarding several women bodies demand for death sentences for all the involved persons including the Bishenpur SI who had provided the hand gun which was used by the four accused during the rape.

Further voicing the demand of the women protestors, she added that the women bodies will not shift from their previous demand of ‘hang till death’ and added that in case any underhand dealings to end the case is found by the women groups, then the bodies will not hesitate to come out stronger and show their anger.

She further added that the victim has also decided that she will not resolve the issue on monetary grounds and will continue to fight until justice is done to her and further added that the women bodies will support the victim in the fight and ensure that all the involved persons are befittingly punished.

Such beastly act can only be stopped by awarding harsh and befitting punishments to the culprits, which is in the hands of the government, she continued.

The security forces are here to safeguard the people of the state, however the time is such that they have become the ones to be afraid of. The time has come for the government to look into the matter.

Observe Narsingh death anniversary according to Meitei calendar: NMMDU

IMPHAL, April 6: The Narasingh Maharaja Memorial Descendents’ Union (NMMDU) today appealed to the state… more »

IMPHAL, April 6: The Narasingh Maharaja Memorial Descendents’ Union (NMMDU) today appealed to the state government to observe the late king’s death anniversary on 29th day of Lamta of the Meitei calendar instead of April 11. This year, the anniversary falls on March 21.

King Narsingh died on the night of Wednesday, 28th of Lamta three hours before daybreak and his death anniversary has been observed on 29th Lamta since then according to the records maintained in the Cheitharol Kumbaba (royal chronicle) certified by Ngariyambam Kerani, RK Muhinikumar, president of NMMDU told a press conference at Yaiskul Moirangkhom here.

As per the Meitei custom, all religious ceremonies are held according to the Thaban (Meitei way of counting of date and month) and no function of any event was organized in Manipur based on the Gregorian calendar before 1891, Muhinikumar noted.

He also said, the people are confused about the way the ‘Narsingh Dedication Day’ is observed on April 11 every year which is similar to the death anniversary observation of the late king of Manipur.

Seeking opinion from all the experts and scholars in the state in this regard, the NMMDU president said it is acceptable to pay homage to the king for his dedication and valor on various dates, but the death anniversary of Narsingh should only be observed on 29th day of Lamta and that it would be the right way to organize the state function on this day.

Govenor orders probe

IMPHAL, April 6: In accordance with the Public Accounts Committee’s recommendation to the Home department… more »

IMPHAL, April 6: In accordance with the Public Accounts Committee’s recommendation to the Home department to conduct a thorough enquiry into the matter of infructuous expenditure of Rs 20.78 lakh regarding construction of temporary accommodation for CRPF deployed for protection of NH 53 near Nungba and submit its finding to the committee at the earliest, the Governor of Manipur has ordered Clay Khongsai, special secretary, home, to conduct the enquiry and submit the report to the home department, GOM, according to a source.

The recommendation of the Public Accounts Committee was set down in the 35 Report of the Public Accounts Committee of the Manipur Legislative Assembly which was presented on the floor if the House in December 21, 2011.

Assam police report baseless: PREPAK

IMPHAL, April 6: The proscribed PREPAK on Friday said the news item carried in the… more »

IMPHAL, April 6: The proscribed PREPAK on Friday said the news item carried in the NE edition of the Times of India in its April 4 publication under the heading “Manipur militants link up with local criminals” is totally baseless.

Condemning the report which said that the Manipur militants sheltering in Guwahati city provided weapons to the local criminals indulging in illegal drug dealings, vehicles lifting and looting public properties in the city and the money received from such criminal activities were shared between them, a statement issued by PREPAK assistant secretary publicity and propaganda said the accusation leveled against the Manipur militants are totally unfounded and baseless.

Rubbishing the statement of Assam police, PREPAK said the outfit has not yet established its base in Guwahati neither it has intention to operate there as of now.

Christian leaders

TAMEI, April 6: Top Christian leaders from South India will be in Tamei in the… more »

TAMEI, April 6: Top Christian leaders from South India will be in Tamei in the middle of this month to participate in a programe entiled, “Two Day Seminar on Prayer Life”.

According to well known Liangmai Christian leader M. Liangpibou, the seminar is the first of its kind in the area which will be sponsored by Prayer Life Seminars of India (PLSI) based in Bangalore.

Resource persons of the seminar are Rev Dr Arunkumar Y Gundimi who is the national director of PLSI and Dr D Yobu, DD who is the founder-president of CGPF based in Andhra Pradesh. Reve Athikho Chodana, pastor of Kaibi Baptist Church will also speak during the programme which will be held on April 21 and 22 at Liangmai Naga Baptist Association, Manipur Centre Church at Tamei.

Watering woes

Leader Writer: Wangkheimayum Bhupendra Singh Today’s sudden cloudburst comes as a much needed relief for… more »

Leader Writer: Wangkheimayum Bhupendra Singh
Today’s sudden cloudburst comes as a much needed relief for the people of the state, and the state Public Health Engineering Department must have been amongst the first to welcome it with open arms. Even then if the rain fails to continue in the coming days, the respite would not be of much significance. The department as such has been facing quite a severe censure for the past few days from the media as well as the public against its inability to ensure supply of potable drinking water to the people of the state. Summer has just about arrived, tagging along with it all sorts of problems into the state. The summer which once used to be a pleasant experience in the state is now fill up to the brim with experiences that could leave a bitter taste in the mouth. Problems and all sorts of them seem to be making a beeline for the state. Every new day sees a new problem rise. Among the list of issues that the state is facing at the moment, the inadequate supply of potable water has become quite an issue with all the aspects of kicking up another tumultuous time for the state and its residents until the rain Gods decided to smile upon the people and their state. The rains giving the state some nervous times at this time of the year just before the arrival of the monsoon resulting in dried up water sources or bodies in the state which in turn negatively affects the supply of potable water has somewhat become an annual proceeding. The present dry spell with the scorching heat had only worsened the situation of the state. The present issues coupled with the power load shedding are giving sleepless nights to the state residents. It needs some serious thinking and acting on the part of the government and its concern department before the issue really gets out of hand. It is time for the government and its concerned department to pull their acts together and think of ways of solving the issue instead of just sitting in their desks and blaming the rain for the lack of potable water in the state.  As reported earlier, a PHED source had stated that the department incurs a loss of around 30 percent water while it is being pumped from the main reservoirs due to leakages along the pipelines. Controlling this issue alone could solve half of the water issues in the state. On the part of the general public it would be all the more helpful, if we could stop large scale deforestation happening in the state which will influence the arrival or non-arrival of the monsoon in a large way. Traditional ponds and lakes should also be maintained and encouraged to lessen the hardship that the public had to undergo during the pre-monsoon season in the state every year. Unauthorised connection of water lines is something which should be handled with a mutual understanding between the public and the government department concerned. Another issue that both the public and the government can sit out together and encourage rain water harvesting. Acting on these fronts will considerably help in encountering is the water issue of the state.

On the other hand with the rains giving the state a miss for quite some time, the dry spell had not only left the state high and dry, but had also given an opportunity to some with dubious intentions of earning an extra buck at the cost of the consumers. Taking undue advantage of the scarcity of potable water in the state, certain characters had been pumping water from rivers and selling it to their customers who in all likelihood would not be realizing the source of the water. Meanwhile, even as the concerned authorities were declaring that certain water supplies have been stopped from making proper supply of water to their customers, certain staffs of a water reservoir were reportedly selling water to individuals on the sly. The IFP had reported that certain staffs of the Ningthem Pukhri water reservoir were minting money by selling water to private water carriers, even as treatments plants around Imphal and its neighbouring areas have dried up. Concerned higher officials have already expressed their assurance to take up serious action, which should be welcome by the public. However, the concern higher-ups should not end the issue with just the assurance. They should also act it out so as to earn the public’s admiration and as a warning to all erring staffs. Let us hope that both the public and the government understand the gravity of the situation at hand and do their bits to control the issue.

Relevance Of Seminar On `Consolidation Of Peace` In Ukhrul- A Report

By RS Jassal, Comdt (Retd) 1. A brain storming seminar as above was organized by… more »

By RS Jassal, Comdt (Retd)
1. A brain storming seminar as above was organized by 17 AR (10 Sect AR) under theme `Consolidation of Peace in Ukhrul` to commemorate 100th birth anniversary of Late Maj Bob Khathing with an aim to provide a common platform for NGOs, prominent citizens of Ukhrul Dist, intelligentsia, and common people to share their views on peace. The state Govt reps were involved along with a large number of youth and students of the area. The keynote address for the seminar was delivered by Brig Narender Kumar, SM, Cdr HQ 10 Sector AR. The seminar was suitably divided into two sessions with prominent speakers experts on their sub subjects deliberating in detail.

2. Brig Narender Kumar, highlighted some of important issues which have had an overarching bearing on peace in Ukhrul (Manipur), like existence of grey territories, proximity of porous IB with Myanmar and Kachin to provide arms and drugs sustaining insurgency in Manipur in particular and NE in general. Indo- Myanmar border areas are a suitable safe haven for regrouping and training. He further said insurgency cannot be sustained if the supply of arms and ammo is interrupted. Manipur is in close proximity to the illegal arms markets of South East Asia. Chinese and East European weapon smugglers are in a position to deliver the weapons in sea and even close to Indo-Myanmar borders at a cost. This is a major factor of sustaining insurgency in NE for the last 50 yrs. NE insurgent gps have now become arms conduits to even the Maoists. The youth, unfortunately, has got lured into the easy money generated by arms trafficking.

He added that there is no dearth of disgruntled youth i.e Cannon fodders who follow the diktat of their group leaders as essential to keep such move alive. Unemployed youth and criminal strata of society are easiest to get lured in this move for monitory benefits and organisational higher positions apart from ideological indoctrination. Despite dramatic gains in improving the security situation, however, there are residual risks that can destabilise the gains. Despite the SoO and CF agreement with various UG gps, more than 50 violent incidents were caused by various UG groups in 2010 and 2011 did not lag behind. Violence against `outsiders`™ in Manipur represents another dimension of persisting trouble in Manipur. Beneath the falling graph of violence in Ukhrul Dist, however, huge campaigns of extortion exist. The UG gps target Govt offices and officials, local self-Govt and educational institutions, health centres, commercial establishments and the wider civilian population alike. In an environment of extortion and levying taxes by emotional blackmail, development and ultimately the peace is sacrificed.

Carrying his address further he maintained whereas general public are loyal both to the Govt through ballot and development and others ideologically to the UGs. So, conditions have to be stable to push the development cart ahead. The fact of the matter is that both development and peace are complementary to each other. There cannot be development without peace and vice versa. This is the biggest challenge the Govt is facing under the growing demand for development. Late Bob Khathing the legendary figure of this era has shown how development can be achieved despite hindrances caused by the UGs during his time.

3. Under the first session chaired by Comdt (Retd) RS Jassal, Shri Yambem Laba, the eminent journalist and ex- Mmeber Manipur HR commission while speaking on Inherent Contradictions and Challenges to Peace spoke about the two most prominent Naga personalities of 1950s i.e Maj Bob Khathing and Mr Phizo who took divergent and contradictory routes on nation building. While Late Maj Bob Khathing played a significant role in nation building as a soldier, politician and administrator and Mr Phizo as leader for secessionist movement in NE. He also talked about the fractured multi ethnic and multi lingual society of NE India wherein each major ethnic gp gradually started supporting one UG gp or the other with contradictory demands.

He further detailed inherent contradictions. like failure of Shillong Accord to bring peace in the region. The accord led to mushroming of more No. of Naga insurgent factions than bringing them to mainstream. Consequently, the Meitis and Kukis too took up arms. It did not end here a Nexus between Politicians and UGs also emerged. With occasional overriding powers of bureaucrats and police over State Govt orders on security aspects also showed its effect. He concluded by emphasizing on need to take the peace initiative to a logical conclusion which should be the Government main agenda.

4. Chief Justice (retd) WA Shishak while delivering his discourse on `Developing Local Capacities for Peace` stated that the peace in the region has remained elusive for far too long. He stated that people of the region should be the instrument for peace which should commence by searching for peace from within oneself. He emphasized on addressing the root cause of the problem by means of dialogue and not by means of violence and gun culture. He also questioned if the two important stake holders of peace i.e the govt and UGs were ready for peace at all? If yes, then what is holding them back from resolution and if no, then what is being done about it? He reiterated the importance of masses, social orgs and NGOs to come forward to stablise the situation while peace is being negotiated. There is no denial to the fact that all stake holders must on priority work towards a lasting peace through arriving at a just solution acceptable to the majority.

5. Capt (retd) AY Tipnis, Chairman VVD, noted that absence of hostilities and a ceasefire or SoO agreement do not define nor constitute peace. The prevailing environment of uncertainty needs to be further ironed out by enhancing the scope of peace and extending it to enable bring transformation into lives of common man that brings all round well being and security. He observed that hill people of Manipur do have some genuine grievances which need to be addressed by well studied responses, constitutional safe guards and provisions by both, the central and state govts. Knee jerk reactions to emerging trends and situations will only impede consolidation of peace. He proposed a Citizen`™s Action Plan for furtherance of peace and understanding problems of masses by the Govt. Preparation of a Citizens`™ Report on the Social, Economic, Environmental situation and problems and priorities of the people of Ukhrul for information of leaders and administration, preparation of a Citizens is list of Priorities and an Outline Action Plan to add People`™s needs and priorities in the next 5 and 10 yrs against the backdrop of a long term perspective and for the purpose of making the Report and the plan, organise a Ukhrul Dist Network of NGOs`™ and Social Org, incl the Apex Orgs and eminent citizens such as are present here even today. We may regard it as `Ukhrul Alliance/Network for Fraternal Peace and Devep.`

6. Under the second session chaired by Retd Justice W A Shishak, Father Linus Neli, Principal St Savio School Ukhrul spoke on the role of Govt and in furtherance of prevailing peace. Our present state of Manipur is swayed by various forms of `Govt`™s. Alongside the legitimate Govt, all UG outfits have assumed themselves as law enforcing agents in every aspects of human life and activities. With impunity, the outfits can manipulate the flow of info, corrupt the Govt and infiltrate right into the system so as to thwart good governance. So, how to speak of the role of the Govt within the state? Peace, order, and Good Govt are legal expressions conferred by legislative powers to the legitimate governing body of the nation. It is meant to ensure `liberty, equality and fraternity` in France, `Life Liberty and pursuit of happiness` in the United States, `Justice, liberty, equality and fraternity` in India.

7. Shri R V Mingthing, a close associate of late Mr Phizo and later Minister with Govt of Manipur reminded people of unique friendship between Bob and MKPB which brought peace all. He added governance is the ability to deliver essential public services and maintain the status of every legitimate functionary institution. The Govt must meet the most basic needs of its citizens, and maintain stability and security of the state, reduce poverty and illiteracy of its people, enhance investment and strengthen overall governance. The principal areas of democratic governance are: civic engagement in public policy making: citizens empowerment in democratic politics; public service governance. Manipur being a small state with smaller dist the adm can be much better networked and org. There is no mechanism of participatory governance where by citizens can play a more direct role in public decision-making or at least engage more deeply with political issues, other than through their el
ected legislators to Assembly and local bodies or through blockades and bandhs. For political solution Khaplang faction cannot be ignored.

8. Shri Habib IPS Ukhrul said, the Govt cannot be excused for its inability to maint law and order in its jurisdiction. It should explore all possibilities, in partnership with NGOs and private sects to address every burning issue and orient its service energy to the aspiration of the people and towards the ultimate goal of the state. Those in the Govt continue to feel that they are doing a fine job and nothing could be better. The citizen clearly feels otherwise. This mismatch in the perceptions of the people and the Govt is reflected in the credibility gap which exists between the citizen and the Govt. For this youth has to come forward with positive mind and co-operate with the authority to evolve egalitarian society.

9. Comdt (Retd) RS Jassal speaking on Conflict Resolution Management and Way Ahead gave a brief of the various conflicts which have been simmering over the past few decades. Examples of insurgent and conflict in Punjab, Gujrat Godhra Carnage and the ensuing riots, attack in Parliament, Akshardham Temple, Mumbai have led to loss of innocent lives and are examples of conflicts which were mismanaged. Similarly trouble has been brewing in all NE states. The results of such unresolved conflicts have been detrimental to the overall development of state with no clear solution in sight and tensions still persisting between various communities and the Govt. A system of parallel economies is in place which sustains itself through illicit and illegal activities incl, arms smuggling, ganja/drugs trade, extortions, abductions and illicit taxes, which have hampered the state`™s social and economic progress.

He also said a successful and an amicable way of conflict resolution would be based on solution worked out on the principles of removal of insecurity, prevention of conflict, negotiations; He emphasized the conflict Resolution is not the responsibility of govt alone but civ societies as well. Peace building measures have to be continued with honesty and sincerity. For peace fair and dare governance is essential People of Ukhrul and state Govt must erect a statue as his memorial.

10. Maj Gen UK Gurung, YSM, IGAR(S) conveyed his message to be read on concluding the seminar: Old baggage of history has become centre stage of continuing the conflicts. Times have changed but demand of the agencies at conflict remains the same. Constitutional safe guards to uplift tribals living conditions are not given full chance to deliver as is evident societies are in continued conflict of blocking all type of Govts offers as is seen in blockades, bandh, boycotts and interference in self Governance election for ADC for Hills and Panchayats in valley. This seminar provides strength to youth to introspect personal values of late Bob Khathing , the most eminent ,military officer administrator a Karamyogi who worked for peace by personal example Assam Rifles have endeavoured to remind people of Ukhrul not to allow lapse his efforts in current melee when people are divided, hence this Seminar and Memorial Football match. He acted as nerve for the Assam Rifles to prog
ress and move with him into interiors. This seminar is Clarian call to remind people of Ukhrul and Manipur in particular to follow his footsteps for constructive peace through development, Hill valley unity and mutual co-operation.

Conclusion Analysis of problem reveals that violence breeds violence. No society has ever progressed through violence. It will only lead the society to relapse into anarchy and disarray. Collective efforts of society and Govt agencies is an obligation which needs to be accomplished for a secure and brighter future of generation next. This type of seminar is necessary to make new generation give inward look to what some noble personalities like late Maj Bob Khathing and others have laid foundations for peoples unity of understanding.

Docu on Rani Gaidinliu released – Assam Tribune

Docu on Rani Gaidinliu releasedAssam TribuneIMPHAL, April 6 – A documentary film based on the life of Padma Bhusan Rani Gaidinliu, a freedom fighter of the Indian independence movement from Manipur was released at Manipur Press Club here on Wednesday…

Docu on Rani Gaidinliu released
Assam Tribune
IMPHAL, April 6 – A documentary film based on the life of Padma Bhusan Rani Gaidinliu, a freedom fighter of the Indian independence movement from Manipur was released at Manipur Press Club here on Wednesday by Z Kikhonbou Newmai, MLA.
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Pramode Gogoi passes away – Times of India

The HinduPramode Gogoi passes awayTimes of IndiaA five-time CPI legislator in the assembly, Pramode was instrumental in building the party in Manipur. Manipur CPI leaders fondly recalled their acquaintances with Gogoi, who earned the sobriquet "Ma…


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Pramode Gogoi passes away
Times of India
A five-time CPI legislator in the assembly, Pramode was instrumental in building the party in Manipur. Manipur CPI leaders fondly recalled their acquaintances with Gogoi, who earned the sobriquet "Manipuri Gogoi" for his frequent visit to the state in
Promode Gogoi passes awayCalcutta Telegraph

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Water resources drying up in Manipur – E-Pao.net

Water resources drying up in ManipurE-Pao.netThree rivers flowing through the hill districts of Manipur, Barak, Irang and Iril, are reportedly flowing at very low levels now. Though the levels of water in rivers are naturally low during the dry season …

Water resources drying up in Manipur
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Three rivers flowing through the hill districts of Manipur, Barak, Irang and Iril, are reportedly flowing at very low levels now. Though the levels of water in rivers are naturally low during the dry season before the arrival of the monsoon,

Water resources drying up in Manipur – E-Pao.net

Water resources drying up in ManipurE-Pao.netThree rivers flowing through the hill districts of Manipur, Barak, Irang and Iril, are reportedly flowing at very low levels now. Though the levels of water in rivers are naturally low during the dry season …

Water resources drying up in Manipur
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Three rivers flowing through the hill districts of Manipur, Barak, Irang and Iril, are reportedly flowing at very low levels now. Though the levels of water in rivers are naturally low during the dry season before the arrival of the monsoon,

Assam Rifles organizes medical camp at Moreh in Manipur for civilians – Newstrack India

Assam Rifles organizes medical camp at Moreh in Manipur for civiliansNewstrack IndiaManipur shares a 400 km long border with Myanmar. Many anti-India insurgent groups based in the country send arms, narcotics and militants to India through across the b…

Assam Rifles organizes medical camp at Moreh in Manipur for civilians
Newstrack India
Manipur shares a 400 km long border with Myanmar. Many anti-India insurgent groups based in the country send arms, narcotics and militants to India through across the border. Such camps and initiatives help in strengthening ties between the people and

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Manipur to get its first IT Park – Newstrack India

Manipur to get its first IT ParkNewstrack IndiaImphal, Apr 6 (ANI): Manipur is all set to get its first Information Technology (IT) Park that will provide a thrust to IT industry in the region. Mantriphukri at Imphal is an upcoming IT hub. Hundreds of …

Manipur to get its first IT Park
Newstrack India
Imphal, Apr 6 (ANI): Manipur is all set to get its first Information Technology (IT) Park that will provide a thrust to IT industry in the region. Mantriphukri at Imphal is an upcoming IT hub. Hundreds of IT professionals from all across the country