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2 Protesters Killed, Over 10 Injured By Manipur Armed Forces; Situation In Ukhrul Tense

Mass rally at Ukhrul district headquarters in Manipur protesting the imposition of Section 144 of CrPC. (Image Credit: Protest Against SEC 144 Crpc Promulgation in Ukhrul) At least three protesters were killed and 10 others injured by Manipur State Commandos and Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) during... 

Politics Of Ethnic Conflict In Manipur

This article analyses the conflict between the Kuki and Naga ethnic groups in the state of Manipur in North East India and attempts to understand why tensions arose in the first place and remain today between the two ethnic groups despite the formal cessation of hostilities in 1997. This ethnic conflict... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland III

Lived Experiences: Impact of Conflict on Women While all these were happening, the Naga women were still trying to make sense of the conflict. Nira Yuval-Davis once stated that women have a dualistic relationship with the state: “On the one hand women are always included, at least to some extent, in... 

EDITORIAL: Idea Of Manipur As A Geo-Political Reality: Picking Out The Chaff From The Grain

Without a doubt the idea of Manipur as a geo-political entity or a reality has increasingly come under the scanner, especially in the last 20 years or so, more so after the Government of India inked the peace deal with the Naga rebel group, the Isak-Muivah faction of the NSCN on August 1, 1997. This... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland II

Governance through Extraordinary Powers: The Armed Forces Special Powers Act One of the preferred modes of governance in Nagaland and Manipur for the Indian government in the last century was through extraordinary powers. AFSPA was a takeoff, with certain modifications, from the Armed Forces (Special... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland

Once conflict starts in the developing world, it is a protracted process. Numerous countries in Asia and Africa have endured decades of armed conflict. Other countries have lived under the permanent menace of political violence. Indeed, in many countries ceasefires and peace accords have resulted in... 

Shall We Demand Inclusion Of The Meiteis In The Schedule Of Tribes Of India First For ILP System?

On August 4, 2014 Dr. Thokchom Meinya, MP made a strong point in the Lok Sabha in favor of enforcing Inner Line Permit System in Manipur. The issue has been placed on the floor of the Parliament. Back home the State Govt. has constituted an all party 13 member committee on Aug 06, 2014 headed by Deputy... 

Modi Government To Give Greater Push To Look East Policy: Sushma

HANOI, Aug 26: The Narendra Modi government will strive to give a greater push to India’s Look East Policy, turning it into “acting East”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said in the Vietnamese capital Sunday as she arrived on a three-day visit. Sushma Swaraj, addressing a gathering of... 

Myanmar To Act Against NE Militant Groups If Provided Inputs: Information Minister U Ye Htut

NAY PYI TAW, Aug 24: Promising all possible support to India’s fight against terrorism, Myanmar has said it will bust training camps of North East militant groups on its soil if India provides specific inputs about their existence. Asserting that his country will never allow any terror outfit to use... 

Influx: An Expedition For Silent, Bloodless Conquest?

Migration broadly refers to change of residence across an administrative boundary, and this change can be inter-continental, inter-national, inter-regional, inter-state, rural to urban et al. Migration can be classified as voluntary movement–when people willingly leave their homes in order to improve... 

Inner Line Permit

When a smaller entity gets merged to a bigger entity, it will face danger of losing its identity though it will have the advantage of belonging to a bigger one. Manipur’s position is similar. The advantage it gets after merger, of protection or employment in small measure etc is offset by the threat... 

Mostly, Manipuri Tribals Are Targeted In Delhi, Why?

A notion exists and it says that all the murders, molestations, rapes and beatings against Manipuri in Delhi happened to Manipuri tribals (Scheduled Tribes) only who largely settle in the hilly regions of Manipur and whose religion is largely Christianity, while Manipuri Meiteis (General, OBC, SC) whose... 

Court Orders Release Of Manipuri Activist Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila (Image Credit: Times of India) IMPHAL, Aug 19: A sessions court in Manipur, Tuesday, ordered the immediate release of civil rights activist Irom Sharmila, who has been on an indefinite hunger strike demanding repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act for the past 13 years. The 42-year-old...