NEFIS condemns brutal police attach on Panjab University students!

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) condemns the brutal attack on Chandigarh Police on Panjab University (PU) students, protesting against fee hike. It should be known that fee hike has been proposed for various courses in the university, a decision which would bar students from marginalized sections from entering the university. It was against this […]

North-East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) condemns the brutal attack on Chandigarh Police on Panjab University (PU) students, protesting against fee hike. It should be known that fee hike has been proposed for various courses in the university, a decision which would bar students from marginalized sections from entering the university. It was against this […]

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14-day police remand for UNC leaders

UNC president Gaidon Kamei and its publicity secretary Sankhui Stephen have been remanded to police custody for 14 days by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Senapati. The duo was produced before the duty magistrate late last night at Tangkhul Avenue around 10 pm. They were slapped with charges under section 147/149/436/427/34 IPC and would be produced […]

UNC president Gaidon Kamei and its publicity secretary Sankhui Stephen have been remanded to police custody for 14 days by Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Senapati. The duo was produced before the duty magistrate late last night at Tangkhul Avenue around 10 pm. They were slapped with charges under section 147/149/436/427/34 IPC and would be produced […]

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Total shutdown complete in Naga inhabited areas UNC sets 48 hrs deadline to free arrested functionaries

IMPHAL, Nov 26 : The United Naga Council (UNC) has set a deadline of 48 hours for the State Government to release their president Gaidon Kamei and information secretary Stephen Sankhui. The UNC adopted a resolution to this effect today after holding an emergency meeting at Katomei community hall, reports our Senapati correspondent. While seeking […]

IMPHAL, Nov 26 : The United Naga Council (UNC) has set a deadline of 48 hours for the State Government to release their president Gaidon Kamei and information secretary Stephen Sankhui. The UNC adopted a resolution to this effect today after holding an emergency meeting at Katomei community hall, reports our Senapati correspondent. While seeking […]

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Spawning an interesting debate Immigrants Vs indigenous

There is no indication that the United Naga Council (UNC) will roll back the economic blockade any time soon. At the same time, it is also not known when the JAC for Sadar Hills will launch its own version of protest to demand that Sadar Hills be upgraded to the status of a district. What […]

There is no indication that the United Naga Council (UNC) will roll back the economic blockade any time soon. At the same time, it is also not known when the JAC for Sadar Hills will launch its own version of protest to demand that Sadar Hills be upgraded to the status of a district. What […]

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Protest rally staged against move to shift NSU

Thoubal, Nov 10 : A large number of people from Thoubal district today staged a protest rally against the Government’s move to shift the National Sports University (NSU) complex from Yaithibi Loukon to Sanjenbam and Koutruk area in Imphal West district. The possibility of the Government shifting the NSU from Yaithibi Loukon gained currency after […]

Thoubal, Nov 10 : A large number of people from Thoubal district today staged a protest rally against the Government’s move to shift the National Sports University (NSU) complex from Yaithibi Loukon to Sanjenbam and Koutruk area in Imphal West district. The possibility of the Government shifting the NSU from Yaithibi Loukon gained currency after […]

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Protest at Wangjing-Tentha

Thoubal: Protest erupted during distribution of MGNREGA wages today at Tekcham Gram Panchayat under Wangjing-Tentha, our correspondent reports.
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Thoubal: Protest erupted during distribution of MGNREGA wages today at Tekcham Gram Panchayat under Wangjing-Tentha, our correspondent reports.

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MU staffs demand restoration of normalcy in varsity

“Higher education learning temple Manipur University should be a violence free zone, end the chaotic situation” teaching and non-teaching staffs of the university demonstrated today. Staging a sit in protest in front of the university gate, the teaching and non-teaching staffs under the Manipur University Teachers’ Association came together to protest the present crisis in […]

“Higher education learning temple Manipur University should be a violence free zone, end the chaotic situation” teaching and non-teaching staffs of the university demonstrated today. Staging a sit in protest in front of the university gate, the teaching and non-teaching staffs under the Manipur University Teachers’ Association came together to protest the present crisis in […]

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Supported Irom Sharmila for her protest against AFSPA: CM Lal Thanhawla

“Mizoram should know about its past and history, about insurgency and there should be records on the phase of the Mizo people’s history,” said the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla” Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Wednesday said he had supported Irom Sharmila of Manipur for her 16-year-long hunger strike protest against the Armed Forces Special […]

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“Mizoram should know about its past and history, about insurgency and there should be records on the phase of the Mizo people’s history,” said the Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla” Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Wednesday said he had supported Irom Sharmila of Manipur for her 16-year-long hunger strike protest against the Armed Forces Special […]

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Public protests and police in Manipur

Police and security forces are the most ubiquitous and visible agents of the State in our country. The same is true of Manipur where we see greenery (SFs) and khaki (Police) everywhere. At the same time, the role and responsibilities of the security forces are quite challenging in this multi-ethnic, conflict-ridden and limited resource state. […]

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Police and security forces are the most ubiquitous and visible agents of the State in our country. The same is true of Manipur where we see greenery (SFs) and khaki (Police) everywhere. At the same time, the role and responsibilities of the security forces are quite challenging in this multi-ethnic, conflict-ridden and limited resource state. […]

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Womenfolk storm I/E DC office

IMPHAL, Sep 8: Womenfolk of Keirao and Khurai Heikru Makhong today tried to storm Imphal East DC office complex, Porompat on separate issues. Keirao womenfolk were demonstrating against sacking the agents of Fair Price Shop No 51 and 54 of Keirao Gram Panchayat while Khurai womenfolk were protesting alleged non-release of MGNREGS funds by the […]

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IMPHAL, Sep 8: Womenfolk of Keirao and Khurai Heikru Makhong today tried to storm Imphal East DC office complex, Porompat on separate issues. Keirao womenfolk were demonstrating against sacking the agents of Fair Price Shop No 51 and 54 of Keirao Gram Panchayat while Khurai womenfolk were protesting alleged non-release of MGNREGS funds by the […]

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Joykishan, Bishwajit remanded till Sept 13

IMPHAL, Aug 30: Two BJP MLAs – Kh Joykishan and Th Bishwajit – who were arrested during a protest at Pangei have been sent to judicial custody till September 13 as they failed to furnish PR bonds of Rs 10,000 each before the CJM Imphal East. Supporters of the two MLAs in large number and […]

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IMPHAL, Aug 30: Two BJP MLAs – Kh Joykishan and Th Bishwajit – who were arrested during a protest at Pangei have been sent to judicial custody till September 13 as they failed to furnish PR bonds of Rs 10,000 each before the CJM Imphal East. Supporters of the two MLAs in large number and […]

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Testing time for Govt, people More stormy days ahead ?

ILPS Bill or a new Bill to check the entry and exit of non-local people will be ready soon. This was the Chief Minister while addressing the 70th Independence Day function at the 1st MR Parade ground on August 15. Fast forward to August 18 and a 48 hour bandh has been called to protest […]

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ILPS Bill or a new Bill to check the entry and exit of non-local people will be ready soon. This was the Chief Minister while addressing the 70th Independence Day function at the 1st MR Parade ground on August 15. Fast forward to August 18 and a 48 hour bandh has been called to protest […]

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Ratan remanded to police custody till Aug 26

IMPHAL, Aug 18: Former JCILPS convener Khomdram Ratan has been remanded to police custody till August 26. He was produced before JMIC, Imphal West today afternoon after he was pulled up by a large police team from Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall, where he was staging sit-in-protest along with his supporters, at around 11 last […]

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IMPHAL, Aug 18: Former JCILPS convener Khomdram Ratan has been remanded to police custody till August 26. He was produced before JMIC, Imphal West today afternoon after he was pulled up by a large police team from Keishampat Leimajam Leikai community hall, where he was staging sit-in-protest along with his supporters, at around 11 last […]

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Protest erupts over settlement of Bangladeshi Hindu refugees in Assam

Activists of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), under the leadership of Akhil Gogoi, a former member of the Anna Hazare team, are on indefinite hunger strike since Jul 25. At the same time, several local organisations, including the All Assam Students Union (AASU) have opposed the Modi government’s move and said Assam will not shoulder […]

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Activists of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), under the leadership of Akhil Gogoi, a former member of the Anna Hazare team, are on indefinite hunger strike since Jul 25. At the same time, several local organisations, including the All Assam Students Union (AASU) have opposed the Modi government’s move and said Assam will not shoulder […]

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Protest erupts over settlement of Bangladeshi Hindu refugees in Assam

Activists of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), under the leadership of Akhil Gogoi, a former member of the Anna Hazare team, are on indefinite hunger strike since Jul 25. At the same time, several local organisations, including the All Assam Students Union (AASU) have opposed the Modi government’s move and said Assam will not shoulder […]

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Activists of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), under the leadership of Akhil Gogoi, a former member of the Anna Hazare team, are on indefinite hunger strike since Jul 25. At the same time, several local organisations, including the All Assam Students Union (AASU) have opposed the Modi government’s move and said Assam will not shoulder […]

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2 students hurt in continued ILP protest

IMPHAL, July 23: At least two student protestors were injured when police tried to disperse a rally taken out by students of CC Higher Secondary School today in support of the JCILPS’ demand for implementation of ILP system and to revoke the ‘wanted tag’ on Khomdram Ratan. The rally started from the school campus and […]

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IMPHAL, July 23: At least two student protestors were injured when police tried to disperse a rally taken out by students of CC Higher Secondary School today in support of the JCILPS’ demand for implementation of ILP system and to revoke the ‘wanted tag’ on Khomdram Ratan. The rally started from the school campus and […]

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Students protest

Students of Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School today staged a sit-in-protest demanding immediate release of the two arrested students at their school gate.
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Students of Ibotonsana Higher Secondary School today staged a sit-in-protest demanding immediate release of the two arrested students at their school gate.

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JCILPS to intensify stir after police crackdown

Students’ wing leader among five hurt in police action at Keishampat IMPHAL, May 20: At least five persons including three women were injured in police action during the 38-hour cease work strike called by the JCILPS to protest the delaying of processes for implementation of ILPS in the state. In an emphatic response to the […]

Students’ wing leader among five hurt in police action at Keishampat IMPHAL, May 20: At least five persons including three women were injured in police action during the 38-hour cease work strike called by the JCILPS to protest the delaying of processes for implementation of ILPS in the state. In an emphatic response to the […]

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Devil’s Advocate: Deranged Man and Protestors

Amidst the sultry tropical weather, a group of protestors repeatedly shout, “Save Sharmila!!!! One of the protestors passes on the leaflet that they have been distributing to people to a… Read more »

Amidst the sultry tropical weather, a group of protestors repeatedly shout, “Save Sharmila!!!!

One of the protestors passes on the leaflet that they have been distributing to people to a deranged man who happens to pass by. Shaken by what is written on the leaflet, the deranged man seeks to strike a conversation with the protestors. Initially, seeing the odd looks of the man, some of them laugh at him and teasingly calls out one guy, who happens to be one of the leaders of those protestors, to entertain the deranged man. He, along with a few, decides to take a break from the protracted protest, and have a conversation with the deranged man. As such, they need some rest as they have been shouting for a while and it will be some time before those who have gone in a police vehicle to summit a memorandum to the PM or his office, something that they have never failed to do so each time they organized such a protest during the last decade, return to the protest site.

As they sit down, one of them asks the deranged man, “So, what do you want to know”?

Deranged Man (Henceforth, DM): Why are you supporting Sharmila?

Leader of the protestors (Henceforth, LP):  Because Iche Sharmila has been on a fast!

DM: Oh, you support her because she’s been fasting?

Yes, yes! Some of the protestors answer almost in unison!

The leader continues in all seriousness,  “Yes, Iche Sharmila has been fasting for the last 11 years!”

DM: Oh I see! So you are supporting her because she is on a fast?

LP: Yes

DM: Why don’t you ask her to eat; In fact, still better, since you seem to love her so much, why don’t you offer her food, instead of protesting like this?

LP: You mad!? She’s on fast for 11 years!!!!

DM: That’s what…you shouldn’t have allowed her to go hungry for so long?

The deranged man continues, scratching his head as he glances at the leaflet and looks at those protestors.

LP: She has been forced-fed all these years… She won’t eat!

DM: Too bad!

LP: What!!!!?

Taken by surprise, the leader retorts back; the deranged man continues again.

DM: You people love her so much and protesting all these while in this weather and she refuses to eat! I don’t understand. Doesn’t she love you? If she loves you, I think she will start eating food!

The deranged man continues.

Hearing his remark, the protestors look at each other and some of them become visibly perturbed by the remark. One of them says in Meteilon (a dominant language which consists of a group of Manipuri dialects spoken by people in the valley of Manipur as their mother-tongue…like the Mandarin amongst the Chinese), “Masi angaobashi…mathong maram khangdaba…kaothatlu…fujillaga fadouni…mee ushittaba…makok yaodaba” (this mad man has no sense, kick him, it’s better to beat him up…brainless fellow)!

The leader looks at them and says, “Ngaikho… tapthakho…angaobaga maanaraga kei kandoino” (Wait…what you will get if we do that with a mad man”)!

DM: You angry?

LP: Of course not

Being a seasoned leader, with a touch of diplomacy, he smiles as he answers. Then, he looks at his followers with another smile.

DM: So, does she love you people?

LP: Yes, she loves us, why would she fast if she does not love us, the people of Manipur!?

DM: That’s all the more reason for her to call off the fast so that you don’t protest like this in such weather!

One among the protestors menacingly walks towards the deranged man and says, “Shut up!”

LP: Wait!

The leader stops the guy and then looks at the deranged man and continues,

See, she won’t eat until the Armed Forces Special Power Act is repealed by the Govt. Of India

DM: Oh, then you should be fighting against that Act, rather than SUPPORTING HER BECAUSE SHE IS ON FAST!

The leader thinks for a while and answers, “That’s what we are doing”!

DM: But you said, you people are SUPPORTING SHARMILA BECAUSE SHE IS ON A FAST! Didn’t you say that?

The leader looks at the deranged man and his followers. Then he continues.

LP: Yeah…err…but it’s the same thing!
DM: No! How can it be?

LP: What do you mean?

DM: If she decides to call off the fast or something happens to her, what will you do?

The leader shots back, “Then, you will see a civil war if anything happens to her! Government of India will be solely responsible …God forbid, if something bad happens to her!

DM: And Armed Forces Special Powers Act?

The leader and protestors look at each others.

TO BE CONTINUED…

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