Will SC’s verdict on Manipur fake encounter killings force the Centre to rethink AFSPA?

Ipsita Chakravarty The Supreme Court’s July 14 judgement on alleged extrajudicial killings in Manipur takes an important institutional step. It recognises the presence of state violence in conflict areas. It also notes that the victims of such violence have no access to justice, which is a basic human right recognised by the Constitution. The public […]

Manorama recalled with renewed call to repeal AFSPA

Imphal, July 11 2017: The 13th death anniversary of Thangjam Manorama was observed jointly by Apunba Lup and Thangjam Manorama Memorial Charitable Trust, Bamon Kampu at Lamyanba Shanglen, Palace Compound today . Offering of floral tributes to the portrait of Manorama, observing silence as a mark of respect to the departed souls of those killed […]

Meetei, Is your name frailty?

Jinine Lai No doubt, the Meeteis, in comparison with the other NE India communities, stand well ahead. It is both of physical and intellectual display. Possessed knowledge bank of Puya written in our own script is not happened to many peoples of the world. The martial character that introduced the game of polo to the […]

Widows of Manipur’s Extra-Judicial Killings Are Foot Soldiers

It was Good Friday on April 6 in 2007. A holiday, and Renu Takhelabam’s husband had driven out on his scooter to a local market. Hours passed and he did not return. Renu grew anxious, their nine-month-old son bawled. Meanwhile, Mung Hangzo’s corpse lay unattended in a local hospital. Hangzo’s death had become another statistic […]

Senior advocate appearing for Manipur accepts lapse on the part of State Govt, SC asks State to suggest names for SIT Military cannot be subjected to FIR for its operations : Army

NEW DELHI, Apr 20 :The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and Manipur to suggest five names each of officials, ex-officials whom they deem fit are suitable for Special Investigating Team (SIT) to be constituted to investigate into the killings in which judicial inquiries have been conducted. The apex Court after perusing the names reserved […]