SC upholds order against use of excessive force by army in Manipur

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 […]

Sorting through the paper trail of fake encounters in Manipur

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 […]

A defeat foretold

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 […]

Irom Sharmila quits politics

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 […]

Manipur mothers vow to continue fight till AFSPA is withdrawn

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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Manipur elections 2017: ‘Iron lady’ Irom Sharmila confident of victory

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 […]

Demanding justice in extra-judicial killings… Students march to Raj Bhavan

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 […]

Manipur Elections 2017: A history of fake encounters opens up old wounds ahead of polls

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 […]

Territorial integrity and corruption No order of precedence, please

As expected, the framework agreement signed between the Government of India and NSCN-IM on August 3, 2015 has emerged as the principal point of debate and the central issue of the ensuing 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly election. As the crucial election draws nearer and nearer, poll strategies of the two main contenders namely Congress party […]

Sharmila appeals on behalf of fiance

IMPHAL, Feb 16 : Irom Sharmila who fasted for over 16 years against the infamous Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 1958 has appealed to all the people of Manipur to forgive her fiance Desmond Coutinho. Speaking to media persons at Uripok this evening, Sharmila said she has learnt about the abusive and unparliamentary words […]

Manipur Elections: BJP Will Suffer Due to Lack of a Strong Leader

It could well be a fourth term for the Ibobi-led Congress government in Manipur this coming March, for the sole reason of lack of formidable leadership in the BJP. Can the long-touted Modi wave win it for the BJP though? One can only be sceptical. Yes, Modi’s LPG scheme may have earned some goodwill in […]

Modi to address rally at Imphal

IMPHAL,Feb 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Manipur on February 25 to address an election rally at the historic Kangla Fort in Imphal, said BJP MP and Manipur in-charge Prahlad Singh Patel here on Wednesday. Patel informed this to media while releasing a video album for BJP election campaign at the party […]

Time to make AFSPA a poll issue Forgetting the other issues

Creation of seven new districts. The ongoing economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council. The upcoming Assembly election. These are the three issues which have been hogging the limelight in all the newspapers published in the State, pushing the other issues to the backburner. If Manipur has been in the consciousness of the Nation […]

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BJP vs. Congress: Setting the right agenda

By:Seram Neken No political party in Manipur is now seen engaging itself in election campaign, in the real sense of the term. In fact, the political parties and their heavyweights are putting their valued pre-poll time and energy, not in wooing voters but in calculating winnable candidates for the upcoming general elections. Campaign to educate […]

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AFSPA in Nagaland extended for six months

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) has been extended for another six months in Nagaland. “The Union home ministry, in a notification on December 30, extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958, in the entire area of Nagaland for another six months,” a Nagaland home department official said. The notification issued by the […]

BJP reaches out to Mary Kom ahead of polls

New Delhi, Dec 31 :With barely a week for the poll dates in Manipur to be announced, BJP is trying to make inroads into the North Eastern State by reaching out to world champion boxer Mary Kom to lead its campaign in the State election. Sources in the party said that the Olympian met party […]

BJP reaches out to Mary Kom ahead of polls

New Delhi, Dec 31 :With barely a week for the poll dates in Manipur to be announced, BJP is trying to make inroads into the North Eastern State by reaching out to world champion boxer Mary Kom to lead its campaign in the State election. Sources in the party said that the Olympian met party […]