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Scribes stirKanglaOnlineIMPHAL Feb 27: All Manipur Working Jounalists` Union in a press release by the General Secretary N Philips stated that a meeting of the standing committee of the scribe`s body was held at Manipur Press Club today. The meeting ad…
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UCM urges Govt to produce abducted personKanglaOnlineIMPHAL Feb 26: The United Clubs`™ Manipur (UCM) in a press release by the Information and Publicity secretary , Kh Nilamani has claimed that the fundamental rights of the public of the State remain…
UCM urges Govt to produce abducted person
IMPHAL Feb 26: The United Clubs`™ Manipur (UCM) in a press release by the Information and Publicity secretary , Kh Nilamani has claimed that the fundamental rights of the public of the State remains in continuous violation. The release further stated …
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Desperate and frustrated students have today warned of not appearing in their coming board and council exams in case the agitating teachers and the state government bring… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Desperate and frustrated students have today warned of not appearing in their coming board and council exams in case the agitating teachers and the state government bring an amicable solution to the ongoing agitation of the teachers which have left the students with no teachers to teach them for nearly two months now.
Students of government run schools under the umbrella of the All Manipur Government High and Higher Secondary School Students Coordinating Committee, Manipur while reiterating its demand in a memorandum have submitted it to the Chief Minister today evening, demanding an amicable solution to the ongoing impasse and setting February 28 as deadline, failing which, the student have warned of not appearing in their upcoming class X and XII examinations.
At the same time, the student body maintained that the concerned authority should be held responsible incase the students suffer more due to the ongoing impasse.
Over hundreds of representatives of the All Manipur Government High and Higher Secondary School Students Coordinating Committee, Manipur bearing placards and banners which read `We want study` `COTA and Govt. should bring an amicable solution at the soonest` `We want normal classes` `Students are the pillars of Nation` etc. after gathering at Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School proceeded towards the Chief Minister`™s official residence to submit a memorandum. However the students were stopped by the police at Babupara.
Later four representatives of the student body was allowed to submit the memorandum at the office of the Chief Minister on failing to meet the chief minister who was said to be absent from his bungalow at the time.
While speaking to media persons, the co-convener of the students`™ apex body, M. Sanjoy, revealed that the motive of the students was to meet the Chief Minister, to request him to end the impasse at the earliest as it has adversely affected all government schools as their classes have remained defunct for sometime now. However he added that no amicable solution seems to be in sight as of the moment.
He further expressed his disappointment that the students were unable to meet the Chief Minister despite the gravity of the issue, however he added, that the students will certainly not appear in their exams in case the two parties fail to end the dead lock by February 28.
In the meantime, referring to the ongoing impasse, MLA, N. Mangi, chairman MANIDCO, said that teachers should be committed while discharging their duties adding it is obvious that the demands of the teachers will be fulfilled sooner or later. However some of the teachers must retrospect how far they are committed and sincere while performing their duties, he added.
The students at the same time need to have discipline, manner and to be hardworking. Students who are lacking such quality cannot be called students, the MLA added.
The MLA also appealed the Government to intervene into the prolonged impasse between COTA and the government in the interest of the students`™ communities.
The MLA was speaking during the 40th State Conference of All India Students`™ Federation, Manipur State Council, held at Standard College, Kongba, Imphal, today.
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IMPHAL Feb 26: COTA urges the state government to consider the rightful demand of the teachers at the earliest. The recent outburst of the Chief Minister O Ibobi alleging financial… Read more »
IMPHAL Feb 26: COTA urges the state government to consider the rightful demand of the teachers at the earliest. The recent outburst of the Chief Minister O Ibobi alleging financial mishaps in the state if the demand of COTA is met is highly improbable , and the stance of the teachers should not be presented in the wrong light , a press release of COTA states.
The release further states that the cabinet should put up the matter on the table and further reflect on the pay structure received by the teaching fraternity in other states.
The college teachers also condemned the statement of Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh who said yesterday that the demand of the teachers couldn`™t be met.
It is worth noting that government teachers of Manipur under the aegis of Council of Teachers Association (COTA) have intensified their ongoing fast until death stir with 200 more teachers volunteering to break into a striking mode, more waiting in the anvil to join their colleagues at the face of stark reality following total apathy by the government to their demand for the implementation of central 6th revised pay commission recommendation in toto.
Teachers under COTA have been resorting to fast until death stir as a last option since January 19 at the campus premises of Johnstone Higher Secondary School and later shifted to Churachand Higher secondary School demanding implementation of the 6th pay commission recommendation in toto. As of today, 195 teachers have been arrested by the police and lodged in jail on charges of attempting to commit suicide.
It has been demanding the implementation of 6th pay recommendation since 2009 via various forms of agitation and negotiation. Early in 2010, the government and the striking teachers had reached an agreement with the government buckling under pressure and agreeing to adopt and accept the implementation of the recommendation of six pay commission.
But since their demand has been falling on deaf ears of the government, COTA has pledged to intensify its stir with member teachers volunteering in huge numbers .
At least 195 teachers who were on fast until death stir have since been arrested .
In their attempt to step up the agitation, 200 teachers ,180 from Imphal East zone II and 20 from Chandel district freshly joined the stir Beginning Tuesday last, the teachers are going into an overdrive with the ongoing fast until death stir in a group of 200 teachers. Earlier on, the teachers sat at the fast in a group of 20 so as not to disrupt the academic atmosphere of schools.
The teachers`™ body also alleged that despite three rounds of negotiation and constant pressure, the government is still unwilling to produce a white paper on the non-plan budget of teachers and education, hiding as it is within a non-transparent and unaccountable veil.
Federation of All Colleges Teachers`™ Association Manipur (FACTAM) has also been demanding UGC pay bands by going on a mass casual leave on February 18 and 19. Since yesterday, the college teachers have also resorted to sit in protest and have given February 28 as the deadline for the government to meet their demand failing which FACTAM will launch different forms of agitation.
This move of FACTAM will effectively paralyze around 28 colleges, bringing the academic atmosphere of the students to a complete halt.
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IMPHAL, Feb 26: A Joint Action Committee (JAC) has been formed today against the abduction of one minor boy from Kangpokpi by suspected KCP (MC) cadres for alleged ransom of… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 26: A Joint Action Committee (JAC) has been formed today against the abduction of one minor boy from Kangpokpi by suspected KCP (MC) cadres for alleged ransom of Rs 50 lakhs.
The JAC was formed after a joint emergency meeting of Kuki Inpi Sadar Hills, KSO Sadar Hills, Kangpokpi Town Committee, Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organization, Kangpokpi Youth Union and all communities residing along the NH-39 was convened today at Kangpokpi Town Committee hall.
The newly formed Joint Action Committee Against Kidnapping of Sagar Prasad, Kangpokpi, has appealed to the concerned organization to release the abducted boy safely, and further warned to call a 24-hour total bandh within Sadar Hills from the midnight of February 28 if the boy is not released by that day.
Meanwhile, decrying the abduction of Sagar Prasad, a large number of students under the aegis of KSO Sadar Hills took out a mass rally from Kangpokpi Thomas Ground up to ADC Complex and later submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through ADC of Kangpokpi.
The memorandum of KSO mentioned that the act of kidnapping Sagar Prasad, a class IX student of KT Higher Secondary School, has created a tense situation in Sadar Hills area and such incident may have an adverse impact in the society.
It further questioned the state government why it has failed to take up necessary action through its machineries to trace the whereabouts of the kidnapped boy even if six days have passed without having any information on the matter.
Further in the memorandum, the KSA warned the state government to hold responsible for the outcome if it could not ensure safe release of Sagar Prasad.
Speaking to media-persons, the convenor of JAC, Ngamlien Haokip stated that the act of kidnapping a 13-year boy Sagar Prasad by some suspected KCP (MC) cadres on February 20 from Saparmeina area for a ransom of Rs 50 lakhs is a con demnable act very unlikely of a revolutionary organization. He enjoined that the concerned organization should release the boy as soon as possible in view of peaceful coexistence of all communities in the state.
(NNN adds)Various forms of agitations along the National Highway 39 are looming large as many organisations have threatened to agitate if Sagar Prasad, a class nine student of K.T Higher Secondary school of Kangpokpi is not released by his kidnappers.
According to the joint action committee (JAC) against the kidnapping of Sagar Prasad, a militant outfit KCP-MC has abducted Sagar Prasad for a ransom of Rs 50 lakhs on February 20. Sagar Prasad`s father Suresh Prasad is running a hardware store at Saparmeina.
The JAC warned that if Sagar Prasad is not released within 24 hours from this afternoon, a 24 hour bandh along the NH-39 will be called as its first phase of agitation. The Kuki Students` Organisation (KSO) of Sardar Hills unit too threatened to agitate by calling bandh along the NH-39.
Meanwhile, students took out a rally today at Kangpokpi, some 40 kilometres north of Imphal demanding the release of Sagar Prasad.
The placards of students read, “Kidanapping will not bring sovereignty,” Manipur Shame! Shame!”.
The rally was organised by Kuki Students Organisation (KSO), Sardar Hills unit.
At the end of the rally, a memorandum was submitted to the state chief minister through the additional deputy commissioner of Sadar Hills.
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IMPHAL, Feb 27: The Kuki Students`™ Organisation (KSO) has organised one day seminar on the topic `The III effects of Drugs on Society` with the assistance of 43 Assam Rifles… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 27: The Kuki Students`™ Organisation (KSO) has organised one day seminar on the topic `The III effects of Drugs on Society` with the assistance of 43 Assam Rifles under the aegis of Red Shield Division at Sajang village, under Saikul sub-division of Senapati district.
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IMPHAL, Feb 26: There is a great need to foster the civil-military relationship so as bring about good administration in the state, said IGAR (South) Maj Gen CA Krishnan during… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 26: There is a great need to foster the civil-military relationship so as bring about good administration in the state, said IGAR (South) Maj Gen CA Krishnan during the inauguration of football ground of Star Sporting Club at Porompat, Imphal East.
Maj Gen Krishnan further maintained that the Assam Rifles is the sentinel of the North-East and it has been rendering remarkable services under military civic action programme for the development of art, culture and sports in the state.
Lauding the excellent performance of state players at 34th National Games held at Jharkhand, IGAR (South) stated that Manipur is the power house of sports in the country and no other state could beat Manipur at the national games.
The Assam Rifles will continue to serve the people of Manipur and help to bring peace and development in the state, CA Krishnan asserted.
IGAR (South) also presented sports goods to Porompat Youth Club and one computer set to Ph Gokulananda Sharma, editor of Yumshakeisha, during the inaugural function of the football ground.
The football ground has been constructed by 28 Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ 9 Sector and HQ IGAR (South) along with DC Imphal East. The Assam Rifles provided equipment and machineries for the construction of the football ground while DC Imphal East gave the necessary manpower.
A friendly football match was also organized by 28 Assam Rifles between SSC (A) and SSC (B). SSC (B) defeated SSC (A) by a goal margin of 3-2.
The function was also attended by M Lakshmikumar, DC Imphal East, Col Sanjeev Kumar, CO 28 Assam Rifles, and Th Radheshyam, SP Imphal East.
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IMPHAL, Feb 27: The physical efficiency test for the direct recruitment of constables (Female) for the Mahila Battalion (9th IRB) of the Manipur police department has been postponed until further… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 27: The physical efficiency test for the direct recruitment of constables (Female) for the Mahila Battalion (9th IRB) of the Manipur police department has been postponed until further order by the state government to the administrative reason.
According to an official order issued by the DGP Manipur,the test will be done after another official notification.
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IMPHAL, Feb 26: Considering the problems arising out of the shortages of the MCS, MPS, MFS, MSS, SDC and EO in the administrations of the districts of the state, state… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Considering the problems arising out of the shortages of the MCS, MPS, MFS, MSS, SDC and EO in the administrations of the districts of the state, state cabinet in the recent meeting has approved the requisition of MPSC for direct recruitment to MCS, MPS, MFS, MSS, SDC and EO after reviewing the decision of the cabinet during the cabinet meeting held on July, 15 last year for the requisition of 180 posts for MCS, MPS, MFS, MSS, SDC and EO.
According to a highly placed official source, the earlier cabinet meeting held on July, 15 last year had decided for the direct recruitment of 19 MCS, 65 MPS, 37 MFS, 25 MSS, 31 and 3 EOs.
The source said the recent state cabinet held under chairmanship of the Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh at his official chamber has worked out and confirmed the numbers of officers to be recruited in consultation with the concerned departments. Regarding the direct appointment of post of MCS, the mumber which are to be appointed as re-affirmed to 19.
Regarding MPS, DGP, Manipur Y Joykumar during the meeting has expressed reservation that taking in 65 MPC-II officers by direct recruitment in a particular year would be create serious cadres management problems and has suggested for recruiting only 25 MPS-II officers by direct recruitment.
Further, regarding, MFS, it has been ascertained that the correct number of vacancies for direct recruitment in MFS-III will be 23 (not 37). Regarding SDCs, the Revenue Department has been consulted. They have now informed vide their letter dated July, 22 last year that there are 43 vacancies (as against 31 informed verbally earlier) for direct recruitment.
Considering all official documentation placed before the recent cabinet meeting state cabinet has approved for the amendment of the earlier decision and approved to conduct fresh requisition to the MPSC for the recruitment of 138 officers which includes 19 MCS-II, 25 MPS-II, 23 MFS-III, 23 MSS-V, 25 SDCs and 43 Election Officers (EOs) through the Manipur Civil Service Combined Competitive Examination, the source added.
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IMPHAL Feb 27: The KCP (Maoist) in a press statement by thr outfit`s Assistant Publicity and propaganda secretary, Nonglen Meitei states that the revolution in the state had detoriated due… Read more »
IMPHAL Feb 27: The KCP (Maoist) in a press statement by thr outfit`s Assistant Publicity and propaganda secretary, Nonglen Meitei states that the revolution in the state had detoriated due to the unscruptousness activity of some so called revolutionary groups.
The release states that the sufferings heaped on the public following excessive monitory demands will one day become their undoing.
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IMPHAL, Feb 26: An excavation team from the DM College of Science Imphal discovered early stone-age rock shelter at Kathong Moutain Range near Phuikon Haosabee in Sajik Tampak under Chandel… Read more »
IMPHAL, Feb 26: An excavation team from the DM College of Science Imphal discovered early stone-age rock shelter at Kathong Moutain Range near Phuikon Haosabee in Sajik Tampak under Chandel District on February 21 this month.
According to a release, the newly discovered early stone-age rock shelter is 12.5ft wide at the mouth, 7.2 ft in Height and having 16 ft depth inside. The cave will be one of the oldest Rock shelter of earlier Paleolithic period. The excavation is now in progress and so far the team has discovered more than 50 stone tools of different culture. The excavation is likely to be concluded by February 28 this month, the release added.
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IMPHAL Feb 26: The United Clubs`™ Manipur (UCM) in a press release by the Information and Publicity secretary , Kh Nilamani has claimed that the fundamental rights of the public… Read more »
IMPHAL Feb 26: The United Clubs`™ Manipur (UCM) in a press release by the Information and Publicity secretary , Kh Nilamani has claimed that the fundamental rights of the public of the State remains in continuous violation.
The release further stated that the Manipur Government though aware of the gross human rights violation perpetrated in the state still remains as mute spectators and failed to address the present situation.
Citing a recent incident, UCM highlighted the abduction of Chabungbam Manglemba Singh and Longjam Suresh Singh , both arrested by persons attired in combat dress from Top Siphai Makha Leikai on the intervening night of February 18 and 19. The duo was arrested from their respective residences without the issue of arrest memo by the persons allegedly believed to be army personnel.
Whereas Ch Manglemba was released shortly, the whereabouts of L Suresh still remains untraceable till date. This is a failure of the state government to protect its citizens and incapacity of upholding the law, the release stated.
Further, the statement appealed the government to inquire into the matter and rescue L Suresh at the earliest. The UCM will support any movement initiated by the JAC constituted in the regard, the release concludes.
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Naga MLA told to take part in Manipur budget sessionMorungExpressImphal | February 27 : A social organisation from Tamenglong district has urged a resigned Naga MLA to participate in the forthcoming Manipur assembly budget session. Citizens' Forum …
Naga MLA told to take part in Manipur budget session
Imphal | February 27 : A social organisation from Tamenglong district has urged a resigned Naga MLA to participate in the forthcoming Manipur assembly budget session. Citizens' Forum of Tamei Assembly Constituency has said that N. Awangbow, …
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Union Home Secretary Pillai will stoke the amber of tribal unityMorungExpressImphal | February 27 : Union home secretary GK Pillai will be participating in the 2nd Manipur Tribal Cultural Exchange Program 2011 set to be celebrated from March 4-6, 2011,…
Union Home Secretary Pillai will stoke the amber of tribal unity
Imphal | February 27 : Union home secretary GK Pillai will be participating in the 2nd Manipur Tribal Cultural Exchange Program 2011 set to be celebrated from March 4-6, 2011, in Ukhrul district headquarters. The cultural fete which is being organized …
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Chitra Ahanthem. What would you do if two people with cameras slung around their necks walk up to you and try and coax you to hold a placard that says,… Read more »
What would you do if two people with cameras slung around their necks walk up to you and try and coax you to hold a placard that says, “Where is Imphal?” and pose for the camera? One migrant balloon seller retorted back with “Imphal is certainly not in Kashmir!” Confused?
Well! The two people with camera and placard in hand happen to be IFP editor Pradip Phanjoubam, a tall man (by Manipuri standards) and myself (short, by any standards!). We were looking for places (and will continue to do so) and moods to convey about Imphal city. First stop was the War Cemetery and for lack of any subjects, I had to “model” with the placard that said: “WHERE IS IMPHAL ? ” It was late afternoon and there were only young couples who would look furtively around to see if their pictures were being taken. But two small girls who had come with their grand father saved the day. They became our first models. The next stop was on Bir Tikendrajit Road where a vegetable vendor sat about doing her business with the placard placed near her. Later, we would take pictures of polo ponies and small boys holding the placard inside Pologround; balloon sellers at Samu Makhong and an old gentleman who saw us struggling with putting the placard at the base of the statue. He got a pedestrian walking past to pose with him, both of them holding up the placard. Still confused?
So well! The story starts with a public art project, “WHERE IS HEIDENHEIM?” based in the Heidenheim Zietung, a local newspaper of Hedienheim in Germany. The project format was developed by artists Tina O’Connell from Ireland and Neal White from the United Kingdom who says of their project, “We see public sculpture more as a malleable process informed by broader social contexts, and not bound in form by physical materiality, but through the flux and dynamics of
events, which in turn become the substance and context of our own practice.”
Connecting globally many ‘local newspapers’, the project occupies public space as an exploration of the connection between a community and its own printed voice. The project is made in response to the perceived threat to local newspapers from the internet. The first link paper to take part in the exchange with Heidenheim Zietung in August 2010 was ‘The Wendover Times’ from Utah in the USA. The story of the work was printed on the front page and then reprinted as a whole page inside the Heidenheim Zeitung. Further copies of the Wendover Times were distributed in a vending machine next to a large 6 metre
sign that has been erected in Heidenheim. Newspaper stories continue to be run in both papers thus creating a bridge between two small towns separated by distance but coming together in content and flavor.
The “Where is Imphal?” photo feature will first be published in Imphal Free Press, the newspaper copies of which would be sent to Heidenheim Zietung, the newspaper in Heidenheim in Germany. They will then print the entire page from the Imphal Free press – inlcuding other articles and news on that page, as a full page inside their own paper and order copies of the paper for distribution in Heidenheim.
Sounds crazy? But then, it is a load of fun trying to coax people to hold the placard while we aim our cameras at them. Our plan for the photo feature would be to look not only at landmarks of the city but also at the essence of Imphal city: its pulse, its noise and chaos. Our only stumbling block is the part about talking to people and convincing them to pose for pictures. Candid camera shots are easier and rather than risk the afternoon light from fading too much, we ended up being models ourselves. Me “shooting” my editor and vice versa! In the process, we had our share of “who are those two weird people?” kind of look directed towards us. Sometimes, people would disperse real quick, the moment we walked up to them and stood near to them with the placard.
For this week, if you see the tall man (Editor!) and the human version of the caricature that comes along with this column in IFP (me) approaching you anywhere around Imphal, please smile for the camera and be a sport!
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Over the years North East as a whole and Assam in particular has seen a lot in terms of violence and bloodshed. From armed struggle to ethnic clashes Assam has… Read more »
Over the years North East as a whole and Assam in particular has seen a lot in terms of violence and bloodshed. From armed struggle to ethnic clashes Assam has reeled under unprecedented violence. Armed revolutionaries and Government have an equal share in making Assam prone to such bloodshed every now and then keeping the common masses at the receiving end. If the armed organizations have spilled blood in the name of revolution and sovereignty, the government has got its license to kill in the name of bringing peace. The lawmakers have become the lawbreakers and the so called “rescuers” have also turned a blind eye towards all the misdoings. From clashes in between the ethnic communities to vague killings in the name of revolution has long been a problem of Assam.
Simultaneously, the state has seen a mushrooming growth of civil organizations that have pledged to bring in peace in the state. The state has seen many civil organizations that have given loud slogans about peace and decried the violence. Such organizations have also tried its best in bringing both the armed organizations and the government to the negotiating table. But has it reaped the fruit that the entire state was expecting? Are the civil organizations serving its purpose? If yes, – then why the violence has not ended? If no, – then where are the loopholes? It’s high time the civil organizations should come together under one platform to resolve the issue. It’s time to sit and discuss together than working for the cause of society as satellites.
And Peoples’ Alliance for Peace Accordance (PAPA) has set the examples by bringing most of the civil, student, social organizations, political parties, intellectuals and individuals together under one platform for the cause of peace. So far PAPA is the only civil organization that has been largely successful in being the messiah of peace.
Center of Media and Research for Indigenous People (CMRIP) took up this endeavor of bringing the civil organizations together and have a brainstorming session over the theme of “ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN PEACE PROCESS” as the year 2010 has been very eventful in terms of peace process and 2011 also promises to continue with the ongoing trend.
Objectives of the Seminar
The overall objective of the seminar was to motivate the civil society to understand their potential role in conflict mediation and peace building in Assam. Specific objectives of the seminar were to:
• Discuss the role of civil society in peace process in Assam;
• Review the steps to be taken to help restore peace in the state; and
• Judge the role of civil society in peace process.
The seminar was organized by Centre of Media & Research for Indigenous People [CMRIP]. The distinguished scholars and resource persons who participated in the seminar were members of various civil societies, representatives of academic institutions, media persons, activists, NGOs, etc.
The seminar on “Role of Civil Society in Peace Process” opened at 11:30 AM on February 26, 2011 at the Guwahati Town Club. The various dignitaries that adorned the dais during the seminar are: renowned journalist and civil activist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan, Anjali Daimary Convener of Bodo National Conference (BNC), Elwin Teron Gen. Secretary of People Alliance for Peace Agreement (PAPA), Gautam Saharia Vice-President All Koch-Rajbongshi Student Union (AKRSU), Bohim Chandra Langthasa former President of Gedike Nisoh Hosom (Dimasa Apex Body) and renowned singer and cultural activist Loknath Goswami.
The seminar was attended by Karbi Human Rights Watch, representatives of All Bodo Students’ Union, Greater Guwahati Karbi Students’ Union, All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union, Bodo Women Justice Forum, Karbi Welfare Society, representatives from CPI-ML, United Peoples’ Democratic Solidarity (UPDS) and distinguished individuals from all walks of the society.
The seminar started with the speech by the special guest during the occasion Mr. Garvin Brown, a true follower of Gandhian Ideologies from Queensland, Australia who highlighted Gandhian Ideologies and the need for peace in today’s world.
This was followed by the speech of the Gen. Secy. Of Center of Media & Research for Indigenous People (CMRIP), Sandeep Chatterjee. He pointed out during his speech the need for a dialogue between the communities to have a unified representation for peace in Assam. He also mentioned the importance of civil society actors in moulding a unified society in the larger interest of the people. Lastly, he urged all the civil society individuals and organizations to take up similar initiative to uphold sustainable peace for generations to come.
Ajit Kr. Bhuyan in his speech mentioned that the idea of peace has not been tackled in a wholesome manner. He also pointed out that peace for one may not be sufficient for others. He also stated that peace is not meant for the political parties who have been using this term for their electoral advantage. Deepening of democracy at the grass-root level and a non-autocratic stand by the civil society actors is the need of the hour. He further went on to applaud the initiative taken up by CMRIP in this regard and hoped for more such initiatives in future.
Anjali Daimary in her speech mentioned the importance of talks between the various ethnic groups to come to an acceptable solution to the impending issues. However, she was of the opinion that such a process should come through mutual respect and dignity among the communities. She also praised CMRIP’s initiative for arranging a platform for such interaction between the communities and also stated that civil society should struggle for building up favourable conditions for the same.
Mr. Bohim Chandra Langthasa stated that the time for a dialogue has come and hence such initiatives taken up by individual bodies like CMRIP are worth complimenting. He also stressed about the need to take the peace struggle to the next step by amassing public support and bringing together the divided communities of Assam.
Elwin Teron from PAPA shared his experience of 11 years of negotiation with the officials of Govt. of India. He stressed on understanding building measures between the communities is the need of the hour. He further went on to say that instead of a divided and fragmented representation in New Delhi, the civil society bodies should rather give a unified picture of Assam. He also languished that the govt. representatives in New Delhi are not suitable to provide a solution to the problems of Assam. He mentioned that the civil society actors and responsible individuals will have to take up the matter of finding peace that grows itself with harmony rather than chasing for peace that is being dictated by a third party. He also praised CMRIP in its commendable initiative to bring the different communities together and providing a platform to them to have a broader understanding of their differences thereby, minimizing conflicts.
Gautam Saharia urged the civil society actors to give a concrete and clear picture of the peace they are struggling for otherwise they would be compelled to reject the civil societies and intellectuals. He also mentioned that each community then has no other alternative but to follow their own path of struggle. However, in the interest of a common voice from this region from assam he calls forward for the formation of joint platforms in a bigger scale similar the one CMRIP has provided today.
As the last speaker Loknath Goswami hummed some lines of his renowned songs and pointed out the importance of maintaining the bonds of brotherhood between the communities of Northeast. He also was of the opinion that CMRIP has taken this initiative in a positive direction by bring the communities together and opening up the channels of ethnic and community bonding. He also pointed out that if equal status and equal space are provided to the communities there would be no separation and fragmentation in the society.
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Eight including three policemen injured in bomb explosion in ManipurEconomic TimesIMPHAL: Eight persons including three police personnel were today injured when unidentified militants hurled a powerful bomb at Hapta area in Imphal east district of Mani…
Eight including three policemen injured in bomb explosion in Manipur
IMPHAL: Eight persons including three police personnel were today injured when unidentified militants hurled a powerful bomb at Hapta area in Imphal east district of Manipur, official sources said. Some militants came in a car and lobbed the bomb at a …
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The HinduJharkhand, Gujarat, National Games and Nathwani, check this!DeshGujaratOn the other side, small Manipur could secure 48 Gold medals(total 118) while Haryana took away 42 Gold medals(total 115). Even a small Jharkhand state could won as many as…
Jharkhand, Gujarat, National Games and Nathwani, check this!
On the other side, small Manipur could secure 48 Gold medals(total 118) while Haryana took away 42 Gold medals(total 115). Even a small Jharkhand state could won as many as 33 Gold medals(total 96). The states that have not been able to win a single …
Services top medals tally in National Games
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Another fear of disappearance in ManipurTwoCircles.netImphal: Another case of disappearance has been brought to light by a Manipur based human rights organization, Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) informing that a team of military officers, suspect…
Another fear of disappearance in Manipur
Imphal: Another case of disappearance has been brought to light by a Manipur based human rights organization, Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) informing that a team of military officers, suspected to be from the 12 …