Tribal “martyrs” laid to rest, finally

CHURACHANDPUR | May 24: The last rites of the eight tribal martyrs was done today at the Khuga Dam near the old helipad and the longest preservation of eight dead bodies of about 632 days at the morgue of Churchandpur District Hospital came to an end with their burial. The burial was done in accordance […]

UCM reacts to JACAATB statement

United Committee Manipur (UCM) expressed surprise at the statement made by JAC Against Anti Tribal Bill which was published on May 18 in some print and electronic media of the state. In a statement UCM said the JAC statement was an attempt to create confusion and misunderstanding among different communities, saying the statement made by […]

Give up Meitei centric mentality: CM Biren

Imphal, May 14 (DIPR) :“Meiteis should play the role of a big bother and should give up the ‘Meitei-centric’ mentality to bring peace, harmony and feeling of togetherness among the different ethnic communities of the State”, said Chief Minister N Biren Singh at the 82nd annual meet cum award distribution ceremony of Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, […]

Expectations from the BJP led Govt Need to keep focus straight

No longer ‘communal Government of Manipur’. Economic blockade imposed by the United Naga Council lifted. Naga People’s Front a part of the BJP led Government. Red carpet rolled out for the Chief Minister and his council of Ministers during the high profile visit to Ukhrul district headquarters on April 11. State level Shirui Lily festival […]

From Imphal with love

Pamreihor Khashimwo In the backdrop of the current state politics since it became fully-fledged state in 1972, distinctly reveals how different understandings of different identities influence and shape the state policy. Placing the Manipur political debates in social and historical context, it identifies major narratives within the Manipur grand political policy from which it emerged […]

Dialogues between State Govt, CCpur JAC Second round of talk breaks down

NNN/Staff Reporter IMPHAL, Apr 10: The second round of talks between Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC-AATB) and Manipur Government here ended without any apparent breakthrough with no date set for a later meeting. The talks between the Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills and the Government held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat lasted […]

Congress has failed: Vikheho

Nagaland Roads & Bridges Minister, Vikheho Swu said the people in Manipur need a stable, people sensitive and a visionary government, but unfortunately the Congress government has failed to prove its commitment in spite of decades of its rule in Manipur and also in the entire country. Vikheho said the people of Ukhrul district are […]

12 hrs bandh and agenda in the hills The deep Bill divide

12 hours bandh in tribal areas on October 7 as per the stand of the Outer Manipur Tribal Forum (OMTF) and the Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC-AATB) and surely the hill people will respond to the bandh call. The reason for the bandh ? To express their resentment and displeasure towards the State […]

12-hour bandh in tribal areas of Manipur on Oct 7

The Outer Manipur Tribal Forum (OMTF) and Joint Action Committee Against Anti Tribal Bills (JAC-AATB) have decided to call a12-hour “tribal areas” bandh on October 7 from 6:00 am to show resentment and displeasure to the Government of Manipur for its “indifferent attitude” towards the tribal community of Manipur. This decision was taken during a […]

Tribal Unity Day marks one year of protest against 3 Bills

CCpur, Aug 31: Tribal Unity Day observed here marked  the one year long tribal uprising that was triggered by the adoption of three ‘anti-tribal Bills’ on August 31 last year by the Manipur Assembly and saw nine youths ‘martyred’ during the initial days of the agitation. The observation began early in the day with thousands […]

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Protests galore at CCpur

CCpur, Aug 30 : With the weeklong agitation announced by the JAC against ‘anti-tribal’ Bills on, demonstrations highlighting the plight of the tribals and activities honouring the departed ‘martyrs’ are galore in Churachandpur as protest activities witnessed since early morning went deep into the night. The buzz that began at dawn as people started their […]

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Womenfolk take out silent rally at CCpur

CCpur, Aug 29: In the run-up to the Tribal Unity Day scheduled for August 31, womenfolk here today staged a silent rally under the aegis of JAC Against Anti-Tribal Bills while the half-day shutdown continues to witness a polarised response from the public. As announced by the JAC, the shutdown began Sunday midnight and wound […]

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CCpur JAC announces revised series of stirs Details till Aug 31 spelt out

IMPHAL, Aug 28: The Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC) has announced a revised series of stirs to be staged from today midnight to August 31. In a statement, the JAC said that total shutdown of Churachandpur and its vicinity would begin from August 28 midnight and continue till 12 noon of August 29. […]

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No more culture shock waves, please

Great men are humble and decent, mediocre ones create bedlam. Heirangingeida Yurangba (creating mayhem amidst chaos), a proverbial Manipuri saying was what Mr V Shanmuganathan had accomplished during his short stint as Governor of Manipur. In the imbroglio prevailing in Manipur which are of mammoth and sensitive issues viz Pro-ILP Movement in the valley, Anti-Tribal […]

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Manipur Tribal Unity Day on August 31

Source: The Statesman Tribals in Manipur have been asked to observe August 31 as unity day in remembrance of the nine tribal youths who were killed in a protest against three “anti-tribal” bills passed by the state government. The Joint Action Committee (JAC) against Anti- Tribal Bills and the Outer Manipur Tribals’ Forum (OMTF) on Tuesday announced to observe “Tribal Unity Day” […]

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Naga forum says fresh Bill ‘highly questionable’ Draft Bill old wine in new bottle : MTFD

IMPHAL, Aug 22:  Referring to the Draft Bill which has been made public by the State Government to regulate the entry of non-local people into Manipur, the Manipur Tribals’ Forum, Delhi (MTFD) has today asserted that it is not different from the earlier Bill which has been rejected by the President and declared that it […]

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300th day of JAC’s movement Hill people gather to pay homage to nine slain people

IMPHAL, Jun 26 : The Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC) conducted a mourning cum prayer session to mark the 300th day of the tribal movement at Churachandpur today. Tribal people from Ukhrul, Chandel, Senapati, Sadar Hills and Tamenglong along with the public from Churachandpur gathered at Young Paite Association general headquarters hall, Hiangtam, […]

CCpur JAC ready for 300th day on Jun 26

IMPHAL, Jun 24: The Joint Action Committee Against Anti-Tribal Bills will organise a mass mourning cum prayer programme to mark the 300th day of the tribal movement at YPA general headquarters, Hiangtam, Churachandpur at 1 pm on June 26. In a statement, the JAC said that as tribal people from across the State would attend […]

Misquoted, claims Churachandpur JAC

IMPHAL, Jun 21: The Joint Action Committee against Anti-Tribal Bills (JAC) today said that the JAC chief convener was ‘misquoted’ by the ‘concerned citizens’ from Manipur/Imphal valley who visited the JAC yesterday at KKL complex, IB Road, Churachandpur. While appreciating the visiting team for their concern on the issue, it is unfortunate that the team […]

10 days economic blockade comes to an end JAC thanks all, reiterates stand against Bills

IMPHAL, Jun 19: The JAC Against Anti-Tribal Bills has expressed its heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to all the tribal people of Manipur who had tirelessly volunteered and effectively carried out the 10-days economic blockade at Senapati, Kangpokpi, Motbung, Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Chandel, Singngat, Churachandpur and various other tribal areas. In a statement, the JAC said that […]