CM’s referring of Meitei ST demand to ST Commission is ultra vires

Ningombam Bupenda Meitei This writing of mine, which could also be perceived as a personal opinion, is indeed a matter of public importance. It is to present a constitutional argument on the basis of the statement made by the incumbent Chief Minister of Manipur in the ongoing Manipur Legislative Assembly’s session. The statement of the […]

STDCM demands to include Meitei/Meetei under ST Category

STDCM na Manipur gi Meitei/ Meetei meeyamga loinana yelhoumee Meitei/Meetei busu Indian Constitution gi Article 342(1) gi makhada yelhoumeesinggi list oiriba Scheduled Tribe ki list ta yaohallu amadi yelhoumee oibagi Constituional safeguard piyu haina State govt amadi Central govta taksinduna Lakli. Indefinite economic blockade amadi Assembly election nachingbana maram oiduna ehou asi matam khara tapthaduna […]

Looking along community divide For administrative convenience

Four major communities in Manipur. The Meitei, Naga, Kuki and Pangal. The population as per the 2011 Census is 28,55,794 and the geographical area of the State is 22,327 square kilometres. For 28,55,794 people stretched over an area of 22,327 square kilometres, Manipur has nine districts, Bishnupur, Chandel, Churachandpur, Imphal East, Imphal West, Senapati, Tamenglong, […]

Manipurgi yelhoumeesinggi manungda ama oiriba Meitei/ Meetei busu Indian constitution gi makhada ST list ta chalhallu amadi yelhoumee oibagi constitutional safeguards piyu

Manipurgi yelhoumeesinggi manungda ama oiriba Meitei/ Meetei busu Indian constitution gi makhada ST list ta chalhallu amadi yelhoumee oibagi constitutional safeguards piyu haina changsillakpa khongjanggi saruk ama oina mamang tha September 18 Meitei/Meetei singgi oiba achouba rally ama chatpaga loinana meefam ama famduna warep ahum louminnakhre. Meeyamna louramba warepki matung inna Manipur sarkarda Meitei/Meeteibu ST […]

Mass rally endorses demand for ST status on Meeteis/Meiteis State Govt urged to send recommendation to Centre by October

IMPHAL, Sep 18: The mass rally cum public meeting held today endorsed the demand for inclusion of Meitei/Meetei in the list of Scheduled Tribes. It also resolved to urge the State Government to send a recommendation to the Government of India together with necessary documents for enlistment of Meitei/Meetei in ST category by October this […]

Denying Meitei ST status: feeding the ghost from the past

By Kh. Ibomcha Like any other commoner does, I, for a while, have been at my wit’s end otiosely trying to sort out reasons why some among us, rather those anti-tribal proponents, do not like to get Meiteis enlisted as ST under Indian constitution that could make both ‘ching’ and ‘tam’ stand on a par […]

Nagaland Post: Nagaland-Manipur peace working committee formed

A working committee to assist in addressing crucial issues confronting the people of Manipur and Nagaland has been formed at the conclusion of the two-day workshop of peace activists of Manipur and Nagaland at the Life Spring Corner here Saturday. The morning session began with the release of the book by Editor Nagaland Post Geoffrey […]

From A Man Who Touched The Phanek to A Proud Indigenous Meitei Girl

[This article is a response to “A Proud Indigenous NorthEastern (Meitei) Girl to ‘Always A Chinky Girl” which appeared at KanglaOnline on 26th March 2016] Dear “Proud Indigenous Meitei Girl” There is no denying that it is a biological world, but one cannot deny that the world is also economic and political. Let’s not confuse

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 Participants who came with traditional attires were allowed to participate without charging any entry fee. Many

A Proud Indigenous NorthEastern (Meitei) Girl to ‘Always A Chinky Girl’

********************************************************** Read the sequence of the posts related to this letter. 1. Read the first post in the series – Delhi Policeman: People from Northeast don’t speak Hindi and eat humans 2. Read Johnson Rajkumar’s note in response to the above news story in which a cop tells JNU students that people from Northeast eat human. 3.

Mizoram – Meitei Connection? : The Great Village Entrance (Kawtchhuah Ropui) at Vangchhe Village

Kawtchhuah Ropui: An Anthropological Evidence, (January 2002) — H.Lalnunmawia Recently explored ancient monuments or menhirs of ‘Kawtchhuah Ropui’ were bearing fruitful testimonies to study the inhabitants of Kawtchhuah Ropui area, that of the unknown past. Kawtchhuah Ropui literally means ‘the great entrance of the village’.

Candor in Solving Meitei-Tribal Problems

  The Three Bill Stalemate in Manipur has remained unresolved during the past 6 months with the adversaries in locked horns. It still is continuingg more of a game for political hardliners steadfast on their original stands making third party intervention a difficult proposition. One possible outcome of such a situation is obliteration of the

Manipur’s Unique Parks: MMRC & Unity Park – Khangabok, Thoubal District

MMRC & UNITY PARK Khangabok is a multi-dimensional research centre tourist cum recreation park in Thoubal District Manipur. The park is located 25 Kilometers from Imphal City, just next to the Asian Highway 2 (AH2).

The park has several unique features representing different communities and faiths with special focus on Meetei traditional structures like Meetei Yumjao, Pakhangba Temple etc.

MNP President clarifies on CorCom’s allegation

February 27, Imphal: A statement released from B Angousana Sharma, President of the newly formed Meitei Nationalist Party said ”CorCom has misunderstanding with the dialogue of politics.” ”To throw an ideology of a democrat is nature and common to all political statement of various politicians used on the same tone in various places in Manipur.

DGP Khoute talks to his Nagaland counterpart on NSF ban of Meitei Manipuri Vehicles

IMPHAL, February 23: In the wake of the Naga Students’ Federation’s ban on vehicles belonging to Meiteis/ Manipuris, Manipur Director General of Police LM Khoute had talked with his Nagaland counterpart Leng Doungel on the phone and relayed his apprehension over the threat. According to a reliable source, Khoute is said to have asked Doungel

All India Meitei Scheduled Tribe Movement to be launched nation-wide – Angousana Sharma

IMPHAL, February 23: Convener of All India Meitei Scheduled Tribe Movement has sought support from individual, organisation, association, union and political party to ensure the listing of Meitei in the category of Scheduled Tribe under the Constitutio…

Naga Students’ Federation bans Meitei & Manipuri owned vehicles indefinitely

IMPHAL, Feb 22: Naga Students` Federation (NSF) in its emergency presidential council meeting held today at its conference hall discussed on the memorandum submitted to the Government of Manipur on February 16 and its failure to comply with the demands…

Manipur Ambush: Exclusive Photos from 4th June Ambush site in Chandel Manipur

Kanglaonline exclusive photo coverage from ground zero at ambush site, Parolon in Manipur’s Chandel district. By Deepak Shijagurumayum. A misleading calm hung over leafy Parolon in Manipur’s Chandel district on Friday 5th