Close on the heels of the news report that Meitei Mayek text books for BA Manipuri course are not yet available even though academic session for the same course has already commenced, the State today celebrates Manipuri Language Day in commemoration of the day when Manipuri language was included in the 8th schedule of the […]
Imphal, August 18 2017: Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM), Human Rights Alert, Just Peace Foundation and United NGO Mission Manipur (UNMM), organised a one day public meeting on 59th Year of AFSPA and State of Impunity Today, at Manipur Press Club, today. A memorandum was also submitted to the Chief Minister to revoke […]
Imphal, August 16 2017: The 13th death anniversary of Athouba Pebam Chittaranjan Mangang was held at THAU Ground, Thangmei-band today, under the aegis of Manipuri Students’ Federation (MSF). A large number people offered floral tributes to the memorial of Pebam Chittaranjan at Bishnupur and at Takhellambam Leikai, Tiddim road. A rally was, then, carried out […]
Home Ministry to give up its power The Union Home Ministry is set to give up its power to impose the ‘disturbed areas’ tag on Assam and Manipur, both ruled by the BJP. The move effectively means it will be the States’ decision to either continue the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) or revoke […]
New Delhi, Jul 23 : A demand was made in the Lok Sabha yesterday by a Congress member for repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from North Eastern States like Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
Congress member Ninog Ering also took a dig…
NEW DELHI, Jul 5 : The Centre is considering partial removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Assam and Arunachal Pradesh, a senior Home Ministry official said.
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Shillong, Jun 24 :Decorated Army officer, Retd Col (Dr) DPK Pillay feels that there should be a time limit with regard to the enforcement of Armed Forces Special Powers Act in the North Eastern region.
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– NEFIS PROTESTS AGAINST THE FAKE ENCOUNTERS IN ASSAM! – CALLS FOR SUSPENSION OF PERSONNEL RESPONSIBLE WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT! – DEMANDS SETTING UP OF A JUDICIAL COMMISSION TO INQUIRE INTO SUCH CASES OF FAKE ENCOUNTERS! The activists of North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) held a protest demonstration at Assam Bhawan today, to protest against […]
IMPHAL | May 28: Manipur women Meira paibis have been at the forefront on so many social issues. They have been working relentlessly towards the realisation of social emancipation in so many ways, observed Prof Ksh Bimola on the 19th Meira Paibi day observation. Speaking as the chief guest of the function at Khurai Tharo […]
The BJP-led coalition government in Manipur has extended the Disturbed Area Act for another six months paving the way for the extension of the promulgation of the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act, AFSPA. Nobody expected anything other than this. This has been the routine since the time the Act first came into existence in […]
The entire state of Assam has been declared as a disturbed area under the controversial AFSPA for three more months. The Centre has declared the entire Assam as a “disturbed” area under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act — the AFSPA — for three more months, citing various violent activities by insurgent groups ULFA, NDFB […]
New Delhi, Apr 27 :In a huge setback to the Centre, the Supreme Court has re-affirmed its July 2016 order that the army or the Manipur police had violated human rights by killing innocent people in the guise of encounter of militants. The Court in its order had held that the army cannot use excessive […]
Anoo Bhuyan What do 1,528 dead bodies look like? Three filing cabinets. In a dimly lit, dusty room in Manipur’s capital, thousands of files sit, marked or unmarked, as members of the Extra-Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) sort them into various categories. These files pertain to the victims of alleged extra-judicial killings and fake […]
IMPHAL, Mar 23: Many NGOs and CSOs have expressed keen desire to repeal the infamous Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Manipur for six months on trial basis.
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No one doubts Irom Sharmila’s heroic resistance to AFSPA. But somewhere, she lost her bearings, confused moral strength with temporal power. Watching Irom Chanu Sharmila — the woman who spent 16 years of her youth in a lonely special cell in an Imphal hospital while on a hunger strike against the draconian Armed Forces Special […]
IMPHAL: Manipur’s ‘Iron Lady’ Irom Sharmila has reportedly decided to quit politics. The activist-turned-politician decided to enter politics after ending her 16-year-long fast against AFSPA in August 2016. She announced her decision to contest the Assembly elections in the state against incumbent chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh in Thoubal constituency, where he had won the […]
Imphal, Mar 9 :Thirteen years after their naked protest here against the alleged rape of a 32-year-old woman by Assam Rifles troops, the “Mothers of Manipur” want their fight to go on till the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act ( AFSPA) is scrapped.
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New Delhi, Mar 4 : Irom Sharmila who cast her vote today at the Khurai Constituency said that she is confident her party will win the elections. Irom Sharmila, Manipur’s icon launched her party People’s Resurgence and Justice Alliance last year in October after breaking her 16 years’ long fast. Sharmila, breaking her fast in […]
IMPHAL, Feb 27: Demanding justice in many fake encounter/extra judicial killing cases, students of different colleges marched toward the Raj Bhavan today under the aegis of Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA). The students led by the KSA vice-president and the general secretary marched toward the Raj Bhavan from the direction of GP Women’s College and they […]
On April 6, 2007, Mung Hangzo of Kokaithan locality in Imphal stepped out to the local market barely half a kilometre from his house. The day was Good Friday, and the counsellor at an NGO, working for the rehabilitation of those affected by drug addiction, wanted to buy a camera. He met two friends on […]