Irabot Day Observance 2016 held in Delhi

Irabot Day Observance 2016 was successfully held on 30th September 2016 at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm. The Day was marked by; (a) floral tribute to comrade Hijam Irabot, (b) essay writing competition on the theme Hijam Irabot and His Understanding of Capitalism and War, (c) Poetry Rcitation, […]

Irabot Day Observance 2016 was successfully held on 30th September 2016 at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi, from 1 pm to 5:30 pm. The Day was marked by; (a) floral tribute to comrade Hijam Irabot, (b) essay writing competition on the theme Hijam Irabot and His Understanding of Capitalism and War, (c) Poetry Rcitation, […]

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SWM, Delhi team extends aid

NEW DELHI, Aug 7 : A team of Social Warriors Manipur, Delhi, led by its Women Coordinator M Diana Devi is attending a destitute Manipuri lady at Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi.
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NEW DELHI, Aug 7 : A team of Social Warriors Manipur, Delhi, led by its Women Coordinator M Diana Devi is attending a destitute Manipuri lady at Safdarjung Hospital New Delhi.

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Manipur Tribal student bodies condemn Delhi incident, calls for 24 hours shut down

IMPHAL, June 8: Hill-based tribal students’ bodies on Wednesday expressed strong displeasure and condemned the Delhi incident wherein several “peaceful and unarmed” tribal protesters were “assaulted and detained” by Delhi Police and Manipur Rifles personnel. At the backdrop of the “brutality” committed by Delhi Police and Manipur Rifles personnel posted at Manipur Bhavan, Sadar Patel […]

IMPHAL, June 8: Hill-based tribal students’ bodies on Wednesday expressed strong displeasure and condemned the Delhi incident wherein several “peaceful and unarmed” tribal protesters were “assaulted and detained” by Delhi Police and Manipur Rifles personnel. At the backdrop of the “brutality” committed by Delhi Police and Manipur Rifles personnel posted at Manipur Bhavan, Sadar Patel […]

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Joint Press Release on Collective Struggle against Communal Violence at Jantar Mantar, Delhi.

April 11, Delhi : The recent development of serious attacks on Muslim community in Manipur e.g. Iramsiphai Incident 25th March, 2016. Following which in another incident Md. Farooq, Md. Saddam and Md. Zavir were beaten up at Mayang Imphal in which the first 2 boys succumbed to injuries and 1 is critically injured. Condemning the communal

April 11, Delhi : The recent development of serious attacks on Muslim community in Manipur e.g. Iramsiphai Incident 25th March, 2016. Following which in another incident Md. Farooq, Md. Saddam and Md. Zavir were beaten up at Mayang Imphal in which the first 2 boys succumbed to injuries and 1 is critically injured. Condemning the communal

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Hindu Meeteis/Meiteis Festival ‘Yaoshang Thabal’ Celebrated at Mukherjee Nagar, Delhi

New Delhi, 26-March-2016: Yoashang Thabal, a part of Hindu Meeteis/Meiteis Yaoshang festival was held in Delhi on its 3rdday which was 25th of March 2016 at Dussehra Ground, Mukherjee Nagar. The festival was organised by Voice Club Delhi along with Khonjel.org. Participants who came with traditional attires were allowed to participate without charging any entry fee. Many

New Delhi, 26-March-2016: Yoashang Thabal, a part of Hindu Meeteis/Meiteis Yaoshang festival was held in Delhi on its 3rdday which was 25th of March 2016 at Dussehra Ground, Mukherjee Nagar. The festival was organised by Voice Club Delhi along with Khonjel.org. Participants who came with traditional attires were allowed to participate without charging any entry fee. Many

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North East sings a song and takes Delhi along

  New Delhi, 19 October 2015: The capital city of New Delhi came alive with the beautiful colours of the Northeast region of India over the past three days, as the

Anaya Brahma performing at North East Festival

 

New Delhi, 19 October 2015: The capital city of New Delhi came alive with the beautiful colours of the Northeast region of India over the past three days, as the North East Festival was held at IGNCA from 16th to 18th October, 2015.  The 3rdedition of the festival, which was bigger and better than before with some special additions, saw a footfall of over 3 lakh people, who thronged the festival for a first-hand experience the very best that the North East has to offer.

Apart from showcasing the entire gamut of North East’s culture, cuisines, handicrafts, music et al, promoting and boosting tourism in region was the key focus of this year’s edition of the North East Festival. Special sessions with high level dignitaries were also held to discuss the strategic importance of the North East region and the Look East Policy.

The “North East Festival”, has become a brand which is synonymous with the unification of the various stakeholders of North East under one dynamic platform. North East Festival is organised by the reputed socio-cultural trust, Trend MMS, in association with IGNCA.

Mr Arvind Kerjriwal, CM Of Delhi appreciated the initiative of North East Festival and promised support for the extensive marketing throughout Delhi to promote the concept. He assured the North East community people in Delhi full security and support.

During all the 3 days of the Northeast Festival, cultural events, folk dance forms put on a spectacular show all through the festival. Delectable cuisines from the entire region drew visitors from and outside North East.  Music, dance, fashion, food, exhibition of art, photography, cartoon,traditional sports, film, discussions and much more was at display in the three day Festival. With support of  Delhi Tourism many foreign tourists came to visit North East Festival and taken part in various activities. Around 50 artisans/weavers/textile entrepreneur of NER showcased their unique designs and participated in Buyers Sellers interaction.

Few serious discussion sessions were organized. One on Potential for Food Processing sector in the NER was organized by FINER with support from MoFPI, Govt of India, One session on Tourism B2B wherein tour operators, hoteliers, top officials of Govt, Ad flim makers from Mumbai etc interacted with North East Stakeholders. One session on design improvement of the textile weavers were organized and a B2B session on textiles were also organized.  A seminar on India’s Strategic importance and Act East Policy was attended by Mr. Ram Madhav, Mr. Ravi Capoor, JS, Ministry of Commerce, Mr. AM Singh, JS, DoNER, top intellectuals of the region, North East leaders.

The festival saw an unprecedented line-up of established and upcoming talents music, culture and fashion. Around 40 bands performed, and the top designers and gen-next designers from North East showcased their creations. Painting, Photography, Cartoon Exhibition, Live sketch, handloom-handicrafts of the region proved to be great draw among the audience.

Musicians took centrestage in the evenings with some amazing performances – Zubeen Garg, ?Lou Majaw, Boomarang, Purple Fusion, Abiogenesis, Traffic Jam, SKD, ?Parikrama,The Local Train, Girish & The Chronicles?,?Anaya Brahma, et al enthralled crowds.

Dazzling fashion shows saw models walk the ramp in stunning outfits from the region, around 20 designers participated in the show.

The last day of the evening was dedicated to Majuli and a short audio visual presentation showcased Majuli’s heritage, resources and the growing concerns of erosion. Singer Zubeen Garg while presenting spoke about the need of national media attention to protect Majuli.

North East Festival Football Competition was organized at Jawharlal Nehru Stadium wherein top football team of North East participated with well known colleges of NCR. Venketaswara College became eventual Champion beating Hornbill Club.

Speaking about this year’s edition, Shyamkanu Mahanta, Organiser in Chief, North East Festival informed that this year North East Festival’s focus of handicraft and tourism. Extensive coverage in national media would help in creating positive perception for the region. Substantial Delhi population came and appreciated the various facets of NER and we have made some progress in building bridges.

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Girish & the Chronicle performing at North East Festival
Zubeen Garg and Jublee Baruah. performing at North East Festival
Zubeen Garg at North East Festival

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UN seat cannot be claimed by India without repealing AFSPA: SSSC

NEW DELHI, October 8: Irom Sharmila appeared in the Delhi Court on 6 and 7 October for the trial of the 2006 Jantar Mantar Case where Delhi Police lodged a

NEW DELHI, October 8: Irom Sharmila appeared in the Delhi Court on 6 and 7 October for the trial of the 2006 Jantar Mantar Case where Delhi Police lodged a case against her in section 309 of attempt to suicide, and during the hearing, she reiterated her truth that she is not committing suicide, instead she is appealing to protect the right to life, said a press release by Save Sharmila Solidarity Campaign (SSSC).

It said, SSSC volunteers met her during her court appearance, and in the hearing, she also reiterated the undemocratic and draconian effects of AFSPA and appealed for its repeal.

In the press release, SSSC stated that they consider the hearing as a way of suppression of voices of human rights and lodging her in jail with the reason of attempt to suicide, is a judicial failure and disrespect of human rights of world’s largest democracy.

If India is really serious to be known at global level with powers to take part in policy making and advisory for global issues through UN, it must have first and primary requirement of respecting human rights, said Ravi Nitesh, Convener of SSSC in the press release.

It said, SSSC supports Irom Sharmila in all her endeavour and struggle and the campaign has been continuously working since last many years against AFSPA, and moreover the campaign keeps its faith upon non violence struggle of Irom Sharmila and considers her as its leader.

SSSC has worked nationwide in last years to highlight struggle of Irom Sharmila and has organised numerous events, public demonstrations and other activities in almost all states of India and in few other countries to advocate Repeal of AFSPA from all regions, including state of North East Region and of J&K, and SSSC believes that its struggle is against state repression that anyone can see through AFSPA that is imposed in J&K and states of North east region, and therefore struggle will continue against all human rights violations by security forces in these regions, said the press release.

It further said, there have been many incidents of brutal mass-rapes that have been reported in past and justice still elude the victims, which have been proved not only by human rights’ organisations but also by government-appointed committees.

In the press release, SSSC has demanded the government to immediately pay attention towards repealing of AFSPA and also demanded both the state and central government to coordinate and cooperate with each other to end the impasse over AFSPA, for which, state leadership of central ruled party has already promised to repeal AFSPA in Manipur.

AFSPA creates corruption and becomes dangerous with absolute power diverting the normal way of working of security force personnel, which could be proven with so many examples and incidents of killings, rapes and disappearances by the security officials but nothing could be done against them even if evidences were provided before courts due to impunity under AFSPA (section 7), said SSSC in the press release.

SSSC further stated in the press release that India is being honoured globally but the undemocratic and inhuman act is also working to tarnish the image of the country and the demand to repeal AFSPA is not only at national level but also at a global level with international human rights’ organisations and activists advocating for it.

SSSC will continue its efforts and will be organising protests and active campaigning in coming months for advocating Repeal of AFSPA from everywhere, stated SSSC in the press release.

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Northeast India Women Mother’s Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi

New Delhi, 03 Oct 2015: Women survivors of Northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh showcases beautiful handloom and handicraft products at the exhibition titled “Ima Keithel ~ A Northeast

A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition

Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel – A Northeast India Women Mother’s Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo : CAF, India

New Delhi, 03 Oct 2015: Women survivors of Northeast India and Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh showcases beautiful handloom and handicraft products at the exhibition titled “Ima Keithel ~ A Northeast India Women Mothers Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving” that was held from 21 to 25 September at Gandhi King Plaza, India International Centre, New Delhi.

The exhibition was inaugurated by Ms Marina Walter, Deputy Country Director, United Nations Development Program, India and Ms Namita Gautam, Director, Sleepwell Foundation. The exhibition was visited by eminent personalities namely Dr Kapila Vatsyayan, Chairperson, Asia Project, India International Centre; Ms. Kiran Mehra-Kerpelman, Director & Mr. Rajiv Chandran , National Information Officer of United Nations Information Centre, New India; Ex Governor of Mizoram Mr Amolak Rattan Kohli ; Ms. Laldingliani Sailo, Member of National Commission for Women; Prof Sanjoy Hazarika, Director, Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia; Ms Tajinder Kaur of North East Centre for Technology Application and Reach; women leaders from Northeast India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The concept of “all women’s” markets is very well known in Manipur. It is popularly known as “Ima Keithel” or “Mothers Market” where over 4000 odd Manipur women congregate in capital Imphal and in smaller locations across state to sell their products. It is a very unique phenomenon hardly found in other parts of country. “We used this concept of “women’s market” to ensure women affected by conflict from across ethnic communities and region come together in an important process to nurture understanding and peace amongst communities long divided by divides which are mostly man-made”, Ms Binalakshmi Nepram, Secretary General, Control Arms Foundation of India & Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network.
In this unique exhibition which was one of the first of its kinds in India, women weavers from different ethnic groups in Manipur worked together for almost a year with top notch committed team from Delhi namely E’thaan Design Studio and Rangsutra to present a range of design prototypes in weaving and bamboo.  Besides the collection from Manipur, a humble showcasing of products brought by women from Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya and even from Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.

“We are first trained after which we make the prototype. We are given the layout for the motifs seeing which we reproduce the design,” says 38-year-old Arambam Bijaya, who has been a single parent to her 10 year-old-son after her husband abandoned her. Bijaya along with 100 other vulnerable women weavers have developed designs for a range of apparels in collaboration with the label ‘Rangsutra’ catering to the theme “The Bold and the Beautiful.” Salomi, a widow from Chandel who has lost her husband on 2003 demonstrated bamboo craft products that was made along with 20 other bamboo craft artisans belonging to different ethnic groups in Manipur. A large selection of bamboo products like lamps, cheese trays, holders and baskets is on display.

In this week long exhibition, some of the products of the market tried to popularise are enaphee (a shawl wrapped around the shoulders), phanek (wrap/sarong), and leiroom (a hand-woven scarf used on ceremonial occasions).

The exhibition objective was to take the beautiful arts and crafts of women of Manipur and Northeast to a larger audience and in long run bring peace in Northeast region and to ensure women from different ethnic groups come together to weave peace together in the said platform. The focus of the programme is the economic empowerment of underprivileged and violence affected women through skill development. The exhibition through its weaves and designs each woven by a woman survivor from Manipur, across Northeast India and beyond tells us the story that there can be no peace anywhere without the participation of women. We, the women are the threads that hold a society, community and nations together.

The exhibition was well received by the visitors and praised the efforts of the women exhibitors and organisers. The exhibition was organised by Control Arms Foundation of India with Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network along with E’thaan Design Studio and Rangsutra.

Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
Women Weaving Peace Together: Ima Keithel - A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition held at Delhi. Photo: CAF, India
A Northeast India Women Mother's Bazaar of Bamboo Craft and Weaving Exhibition

 

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NEFIS activist protest outside RML hospital against assault on a Manipuri nurse on duty.

NEFIS Press release, 16 July 2015 In response to the physical assault on a Manipuri nurse of Dr RML Hospital on the night of 13 July, activists of North-East Forum

NEFIS activist outside RML hospital

NEFIS activist outside RML hospital

NEFIS Press release, 16 July 2015

In response to the physical assault on a Manipuri nurse of Dr RML Hospital on the night of 13 July, activists of North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) gathered in protest outside the Hospital gate. The nurse from Manipur was attacked by a patient at 13th night inside the hospital. The patient was brought in as part of a medico-legal case and was accompanied by policemen. NEFIS condemns the unsafe work atmosphere in the hospital and considers it a huge problem that women employees are being attacked by patients during their work hours and more so during night shifts. Such violent assaults are not only a crime but also a violation of labour rights, such as the right to a safe work environment. The recent attack on the nurse from Manipur also reflects how nurses and other workers from the North-East are exposed to racist attacks in their workplace and are highly vulnerable. The organization strongly feels that most such attacks on North-East women and youth have a racist undertone, and that such attacks are facilitated in a large number of workplaces which have ad-hoc security arrangements.

Considering that the hapless nurse was attacked by a person accompanied by policemen and the immediate assistance she received in warding off her assailant came from a doctor, it is evident that the RML hospital administration has to take greater efforts at enhancing its own security measures and staff. Greater precautionary measures as well as proper surveillance of patients brought in as part of medico-legal cases is a responsibility that RML Hospital should take on more seriously. To this effect, NEFIS activists submitted a memorandum to the hospital’s Medical Superintendent. A delegation also met police officials at the nearest police station to apprise them of concerns regarding the lack of safety in RML and other hospitals. The delegation emphasized that in conditions of poor security, nurses and other healthcare workers from the North-East were falling easy targets because they looked different.

The demands raised by NEFIS included:

  1. Better protection and security for nurses and workers from North-East should be given, especially at night.
  2. Provision of an assurance from the CMO’s office that all the nurses and workers should be treated equally and no racial or sexual discrimination should be faced by them.
  3. Compensation and other assistance should be provided to the victim immediately so as to help her overcome the trauma of the assault.
  4. To curb future racist attacks of such kind, proper measures should be taken by the local police station to address loopholes in the given system.

NEFIS can be contacted at nefis.delhi(at)gmail(dot)com

 

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“Protect the people of Manipur from demographic invasion”, MSAD protests at Delhi against Police Brutality.

Office of the Manipur Students’ Association Delhi New Delhi Ref.: 20150711/ PR/ Demo Press Release MSAD Protest March in Delhi Manipur students and residents in Delhi, today, despite obstructions by

Office of

the Manipur Students’ Association Delhi

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Ref.: 20150711/ PR/ Demo

Press Release

MSAD Protest March in Delhi

Manipur students and residents in Delhi, today, despite obstructions by rain, staged a protest march under the theme “Protest against brutality of state forces and to protect the people of Manipur from demographic invasion.” The march, organised by the Manipur Students’ Association Delhi, was a response to the brutal repression on the democratic agitation to protect the rights of the Indigenous peoples in Manipur, from the unregulated population invasion by outsiders and the State sponsored companies, who under the guard of the Indian military establishment took control of the land, labour, resources and market. Many have been injured in the series of repressions and a student named Sapam Robinhood was killed on July 8, 2015. In addition to the shutting down of educational establishments; curfew have suspended free movement of peoples for daily activities and have added to the economic hardships, particularly the poorer sections. The protest march raised various slogans such as: Stop State Terrorism, Long Live People’s Struggle, and Long Live People’s Democracy.

 

MSAD

11th July 2015.

MSAD Demonstration at Delhi
MSAD Demonstration at Delhi
MSAD Demonstration at Delhi
MSAD Demonstration at Delhi

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“How many deaths are we to receive from the mainland?”

KANGPOKPI, July 22: Around 1000 people, coming from various walks of life including students, frontal organisation leaders, social leaders, women organisations representatives, religious leaders, and businessmen gathered at Traffic point,

KANGPOKPI, July 22: Around 1000 people, coming from various walks of life including students, frontal organisation leaders, social leaders, women organisations representatives, religious leaders, and businessmen gathered at Traffic point, Senapati Bazaar to show solidarity to the bereaved families of late KWilungbou Chawang, Oklong Village and A. Salouni, who were brutally murdered at South Delhi, the national capital of India.

Wilungbou Chawang, hailing from Manipur was found dead inside a drain in Chirag Dilli, South Delhi, recently.

LR John, ex-president, SDSA and SDSA tribunal general in his condolence speech said that they cannot remain as silent spectators when their own brothers from their own neighborhood were being killed mercilessly.

Vice president of the NPO, Adakho questioned what good will be there to go to Delhi for higher education if so many talented scholars are killed without any mercy and “How many death bodies are we yet to receive from mainland?”

He also urged the public to stand firm till justice is brought.

Paul Leo, Convener, Alternative Arrangement and an ex-President, UNC, said that the two were mercilessly killed like an animal in the jungle. Various cases of murder, assault, harassment, rapes etc. on people coming from the North East were reported every now and then just because, they come from the NE.

People from the NE at Jantar Mantra, New Delhi and different places in the NE light candles to denounce the killings, stating “Enough is enough” of such killings, assaults, harassments, rapes etc. on people of the NE in general.

The AA convener also questioned the central Govt. why they are still slumbering when uncountable such incidents were meted out to the people, coming from the NE region and why people from the NE, India are targeted in every metro cities of India.

If India thinks it is not complete without the North Eastern States, the convener continued, the central Govt. also should protect the precious lives of the people coming from the NE.

A John, Town committee President, commented that people of the NE too, should think of how to survive on their own if such killings, tortures, harassments, etc. are to continue likewise.

He asked the general public to wait and watch what the central Govt. will do in future for the protection of the people coming from the NE region. The gathering came to an end after paying condolence to the two departed souls.

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Kuki student from NEFIS elected unopposed to the post of General Secretary of MSAD

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Manipuri Students Association Delhi (MSAD) elects its new President, General Secretary and Executive Committee Members

Kuki student from NEFIS elected unopposed to the post of General Secretary of MSAD

 

Two students from the North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) who have been actively raising issues of North-East youth in Delhi, were elected unopposed to the post of President and General Secretary of Manipuri Students Association Delhi (MSAD) for the year 2013–2014. Chinglen Khumukcham and Thanglunmang Khongsai from NEFIS were elected as MSAD President and General Secretary, respectively.

 

The election of these two members into the Executive Committee of MSAD is an extremely positive development and is part of the larger process through which NEFIS has been encouraging Manipuri students to raise their issues in connection with the issues and problems faced by other north-east students. It is with this spirit of bringing different north-east communities together on a common set of concerns that NEFIS spearheaded the two-month long agitation against the imposition of a compulsory Hindi language course under Delhi University’s FYUP course. Arguing that such a language imposition was a discrimination against north-east students who have little or no school education in the Hindi language, NEFIS sparked off a militant struggle for withdrawal of the compulsory Hindi language course as it would play havoc with the academic performance of north-east students. By precipitating the struggle, both at the level of Delhi University and at level of the HRD Ministry (Government of India), NEFIS succeeded in getting the adamant University to accept the genuineness of the north-east students’ concerns and to withdraw the paper. Apart from the issue of the compulsory Hindi language paper, NEFIS has also helped mobilize north-east students across the board on glaring problems like police inaction on complaints by north-east youth, police atrocities and also on highly sensitive issues like sexual harassment of north-east women in Delhi.

 

The concerted efforts of Chinglen Khumukcham and Thanglunmang Khongsai as members of NEFIS have been helping to gradually spread larger sense of solidarity amongst students of different communities/nationalities of North-East . An indication of such solidarity and growing radicalization of youth politics is reflected in the simple fact that for the first time a Kuki student has been elected to the post of MSAD General Secretary. It is hoped that the emerging solidarity amongst different communities of the north-east will prove longstanding, and will be nurtured in letter and spirit by the newly elected Executive Committee of MSAD. The newly elected President and General Secretary hope that MSAD politics is not only radicalized further, but that students of Manipur in large numbers become more active in the progressive and democratic movement existing in Delhi.

 

NEFIS pledges to extend full support and to work with the newly elected Executive Committee of MSAD in order to usher in an egalitarian, democratic and progressive functioning of society.

 

Yours Sincerely

Ginminlun Haokip

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS)

Contact: 7838983871 Email: nefis.delhi@gmail.com

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The Bad Image – Manipuri Feature Film – Mami – Review

The post The Bad Image – Manipuri Feature Film – Mami – Review appeared first on  KanglaOnline.com.Mami The Bad Image – A opinion/review by CT Haokip, Delhi   Manipuri feature film – Mami – The Image has go…

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The Bad Image – Manipuri Feature Film – Mami – Review

The post The Bad Image – Manipuri Feature Film – Mami – Review appeared first on  KanglaOnline.com.Mami The Bad Image – A opinion/review by CT Haokip, Delhi   Manipuri feature film – Mami – The Image has go…

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Delhi Association for Manipur Muslim Students condems Pune Attacks

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CONDEMNATION – Delhi Association for Manipur Muslim Students (DAMMS), Delhi Delhi Association for Manipur Muslim Students (DAMMS), Delhi, condemn the recent violent attacks on Northeast students including Manipuri students in Pune since August 8 with strongest possible words. The attacks on our Manipuri brother, Rokuozetuo Ltu … Continue reading

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The Fate of a Sentimental Patriot – A critique of the play ‘The Rebel Unsung’

A critique of the play ‘The Rebel Unsung’ By M C Arun Name of the play: Shakkhangkhridaba Lanmee (The Rebel Unsung) Playwright: Arambam Somorendra Last played by Banian Repertory Theatre,… Read more »

A critique of the play ‘The Rebel Unsung’ By M C Arun Name of the play: Shakkhangkhridaba Lanmee (The Rebel Unsung) Playwright: Arambam Somorendra Last played by Banian Repertory Theatre,… Read more »

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Colonel DPK Pillay, the soldier who Manipur loves, Unique Saga

Mike Sangma, CNN-IBN|India New Delhi: Meet a soldier who took four bullets in his arm in a pitched battle with insurgents and saved the life of two critically injured children… Read more »

Mike Sangma, CNN-IBN|India New Delhi: Meet a soldier who took four bullets in his arm in a pitched battle with insurgents and saved the life of two critically injured children… Read more »

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Endangered Sangai deer of Manipur prospers in Delhi

Daily Pioneer| Google RSS Feed News National Zoological Park Delhi has become the biggest shelter for Sangai deer, the State animal of Manipur. Popularly known as Manipuri deer, this endangered… Read more »

Daily Pioneer| Google RSS Feed News National Zoological Park Delhi has become the biggest shelter for Sangai deer, the State animal of Manipur. Popularly known as Manipuri deer, this endangered… Read more »

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Admission Counselling by Manipur Students’ Association Delhi

Office of the Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) Estd.1971 ApunbanaYaiphare; Unity is Victory e-mail: msad.manipur[at]gmail.com  Website: www.msadmanipur.com Ref: 2012 MSAD 01062012/PR Admission Counselling Press release Dated: 01-06-2012 Th…

Office of the Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) Estd.1971 ApunbanaYaiphare; Unity is Victory e-mail: msad.manipur[at]gmail.com  Website: www.msadmanipur.com Ref: 2012 MSAD 01062012/PR Admission Counselling Press release Dated: 01-06-2012 The Manipur Students’ Association Delhi (MSAD) is going to hold academic as well as admission counselling for the academic session 2012-2013 for admission to various courses in the […]

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Life normal in Manipur

IBNLive.com | Google RSS Feed PTI | 06:05 PM,May 31,2012 Imphal, May 31 (PTI) Life continued normally in the length and breadh of Manipur ignoring the NDA called Bharat bandh today. All offices remained open with regular turnout. Barring some…

IBNLive.com | Google RSS Feed PTI | 06:05 PM,May 31,2012 Imphal, May 31 (PTI) Life continued normally in the length and breadh of Manipur ignoring the NDA called Bharat bandh today. All offices remained open with regular turnout. Barring some minor disruptions in vehicular movement … Click for full details

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