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The Year That Was- 2001

2001 – A chronology of events

Jan 2: Petroleum transporters decide to stop transport of petroleum products in protest against the arson of an oil tanker on NH-39 on December 31. KYKL (O) claims responsibility.
Jan 3: Man gunned down at Sendra Road at Moirang.
Jan 4: Breakaway Manipur Regional Congress Party, consisting of ten Congress MLAs who split recently from the party, has merged with the Samata Party, raising strength of later to 11.
Jan 4: Vehicle owners hit hard as petrol pumps close.
Jan 4: Executive engineer of the National Project Construction Corporation along with two others working on the Singda dam, gunned down by UGs on the Singda Makha road.
Jan 5: Two more MLAs, Haokholet Kipgen and L Jayenta of newly formed Progressive Federal Party of Manipur join Samata.
Jan 5: IRB rifleman killed in encounter with UGs near Okshu village.
Jan 5: Reports emerge that the Union ministry of home affairs has asked all Central government ministries and agencies to temporarily suspend funding or allocation of funds to NGOs of Manipur on account of political and underground links.
Jan 6: State govt submits time-bound action plan to tackle insurgency and improve financial situation to Center, agrees to CBI probe into state lotteries and fake appointments scams.
Jan 6: Municipal council and Nagar panchayat polls held in four valley districts.
Jan 6: Kidnapped KRA man and two students found murdered near Pangjang Kuki village under Saikul police station.
Jan 8: AR soldier killed an ambush in Ukhrul district today. Service SLR taken away. Attack took place ahead of visit of vice chief of Army staff, Lt. Gen. Vijay Oberoi to Litan.
Jan 8: Life affected by 24-hour bandh called by KCP in mourning for slain leader.
Jan 9: Center renews offer of peace talks without pre-conditions with all militant outfits.
Jan 9: MPLF, other UG groups of region, jointly call Republic Day boycott.
Jan 10: Petroleum transporters agree to resume transportation of petroleum products.
Jan 11: Media decides to boycott government on account of failure to take any action regarding assault and harassment of media persons by security personnel.
Jan 12: Nipamacha govt found to have concealed several crucial aspects of the Action Plan agreed upon with the Union home ministry from the public. Govt found to have given undertaking that the services of all persons directly recruited in the state government since the signing of 1998 MoU with the Union finance ministry to be terminated within a period of 45 days.
Jan 12: Winter session of the state Assembly further extended by another 20 days.
Jan 13: KYKL (T) cadre was executed publicly by his fellow cadres for murder.
Jan 13: Hundred plus shops located on the eastern bank of the Naga nala completely destroyed in devastating fire. One non-local dies in fire.
Jan 14: Valley insurgent shot dead at Singda by police commandoes, hand grenade recovered.
Jan 15: 15th Jat sepoy was critically injured in shootout with UGs in Tamenglong. IRB post attacked at Yairipok.
Jan 15: Center announces extension of ceasefire with NSCN (IM) till July 31. Both sides agreed of a series of fresh ground rules.
Jan 17: AMSU president Khoirom Gourashyam, 31 shot and wounded by unidentified gunmen at AMSU office. AMSU calls a 24-hour general strike in protest. Also observes condemnation month.
Jan 18: Life seriously affected by AMSU bandh.
Jan 20: Telecom divisional engineer MR Ambe, 28 shot dead at the telecom quarters located near ESU grounds at Wangkhei.
Jan 21: The casualty staff of the JN hospital goes on 48-hours strike in protest against harassment of duty doctors by two persons over Ambe case.
Jan 22: State Governor directs that adjourned session of Assembly should be reconvened latest by February 6 to take up pending no-confidence motion against W Nipamacha govt.
Jan 22: KYKL (O), has owned up responsibility for the assassination attempt on AMSU, president, Kh Gourashyam, says it was hitting out against the UNLF and not the AMSU.
Jan 23: Altogether nine loaded oil tankers set ablaze by suspected UGs on NH39 close to Karong. All Manicure Petroleum Product Transporters Association decides to suspend all services indefinitely. Pumps also shut.
Jan 24: Price of petrol spirals beyond Rs. 50 per liter, as pumps remain closed.
Jan 24: AMSU reiterated it has no links with any underground groups, and all its activities are above board.
Jan 25: BSF jawan killed at Churachandpur New bazaar.
Jan 25: Medical sanitary inspector posted at primary health center, Saikul killed by a stray bullet during factional clash.
Jan 26: State Samata Party president and Kshetrigao MLA, Basantakumar Wangkhem, expires at New Delhi following heart attack. He was 52.
Jan 30: Eight KCP cadres killed by AR troops in Khongman Manjil area.
Jan 30: Petroleum transporters again agree to resume service.
Jan 30: The body of missing woman found stuffed under a phumdi in the Loktak lake at Thangbitak near Thanga village.

Feb 2: Catholic priest, Father Tomy Manjaly, principal of the Catholic School, Canchipur, was shot and critically wounded by unidentified gunmen at school premises.
Feb 6: Normal life in valley districts hit 36-hour general strike called by KCP.
Feb 7: Governor directs Speaker to reconvene the Assembly without any further ado with the warning that failure to comply will attract serious consequences.
Feb 7: Paokhokai Haokip, ex-MP, and Elangbam Binoykumar Singh, retired chief engineer, PWD, Manipur, appointed chairman and member respectively of MPSC.
Feb 8: BSF jawan killed while another seriously injured in ambush at Kumbi Pukhri Mapal in Churachandpur.
Feb 9: Fifteen minor girls from Manipur, who were rescued by the Karnataka police from an illegal orphanage run by an American couple at Bangalore, brought back home.
Feb 10: Eight ruling MLAs desert Nipamacha, walk into Manipur Democratic Front, camp at Speaker’s bungalow.
Feb 10: Two UG activists were killed in separate encounters with security forces.
Feb 10: Eight UGs belonging to ILF (K) and UNLF surrender to GOC 57 Mountain Division, Major General Iqbal Singh.
Feb 11: Nipamacha, Chaoba expel each other from MSCP. No split in MSCP claims Nipamacha
Feb 12: Six deserting ministers and the deputy chairman (planning) submit resignation.
Feb 12: Nipamacha defiant says his govt. still commands a majority, and final reckoning would be made on the floor of the House.
Feb 12: Speaker reconvenes winter session of Assembly on February 14 to consider the no confidence motion against Nipamacha government.
Feb 13: Nipamacha steps down from post in favor of Samata Party leader Radhabinod Koijam under a new combine, United Democratic Alliance.
Feb 14: Volte face by Radhabinod, forsakes Nipamacha, stakes claim to form govt as leader of new People’s Front, claims support of six parties, totaling 45 MLAs, including 23 MSCP MLAs. FPM also deserts Nipamacha-led front.
Feb 15: Radhabinod Koijam sworn in as the 24th chief minister of Manipur by Governor, Ved Prakash Marwah.
Feb 15: Two RPF/PLA men killed by AR personnel at Lamsang bazar at shumang lila performance.
Feb 16: New CM says law and order, economic crisis, corruption top priorities.
Feb 17: Radhabinod Koijam submits a list of 33 names to the state Governor Ved Prakash Marwah for appointment in the new Council of ministers.
Feb 17: At least 40 civilians including 21 women seriously hurt in Assam Rifles rampage in Yairipok area.
Feb 18: Additional deputy commissioner of Chandel, Moirangthem Chaoba, shot dead by gunmen at Moreh bazaar.
Feb 20: Four persons, including senior PREPAK man shot dead by AR troops at Nambol Ishok Chingpu. Dead include two civilians.
Feb 20: Near-total bandh in Moreh in condemnation of the killing of ADC, Moreh.
Feb 21: Rajhabinod Koijam asks the Center to announce a total ceasefire in the northeast on the lines of J and K.
Feb 23: Little Flower School, Nirmalabas forced to shut down by underground organizations.
Feb 23: Two tier ministry with 24 Cabinet ministers and nine ministers of state sworn in.
Feb 24: Portfolios distributed CM retains home and finance portfolios, Col (retd) H Bhuban figured gets higher education and labor & employment O Joy Singh gets public health engineering and law & legislative, Dr Nimaichand Luwang health & family welfare.
Feb 25: Dr. Nimaichand Luwang, Kh Amutombi, M Manihar Singh, submit resignation letters.
Feb 25: Three suspected cadres of PLA, along with a civilian, killed in encounter with 7th AR personnel at Moreh.
Feb 26: Deputy Speaker, K Raina resigns, walks out from FPM with Dr W Thoiba to form the Democratic Federal Party of Manipur, DFPM.
Feb 26: Three ministers withdraw resignation letters.
Feb 26: Silent peace rally and public meeting organized by AMSU prevented by govt.
Feb 26: Army announces it would observe a 15-day unilateral Yaosang Peace Period from March 1 onwards with respect to all UG groups in Manipur.
Feb 27: State government also declares month-long unilateral ceasefire.
Feb 28: PREPAK categorically rejects truce offers.

Mar 1: State annual plan size for the year 2000-2001 for the state revised at Rs. 428.48 crores, representing a shortfall of Rs. 22.52 crores as against the annual plan outlay of Rs. 451 crores originally fixed by Planning Commission.
Mar 2: Center indicates that the three-year-old NSCN (IM) ceasefire could be extended to Naga inhabited areas in the neighboring states. Response from Assam and Manipur chief ministers positive, Advani tells
reporters.
Mar 3: Radhabinod Koijam has reiterated that Manipur’s objection to extension of NSCN (IM) ceasefire to the state still stands, says he was misquoted.
Mar 5: Lilong and its adjoining areas as insurgent-free zone?
Mar 5: St George’s School, Wangkhei also closed down
Mar 7: State Cabinet decides to cancel appointment of 2581 employees who were appointed irregularly after recruitment ban was imposed following signing of the April 1999 MoU.
Mar 8: Handyman killed and fifteen loaded oil tankers set ablaze in attack by suspected UGs at Karong on NH-39. Transporters again suspend services.
Mar 13: A minor female child and AR jawan killed in bomb explosion at Paomai Colony, Sangakpham.
Mar 14: Moreh town declared a ‘peace zone’.
Mar 15: State government initiates austerity measures, withdraws grant of special pay, special allowance and secretariat duty allowance, non-practicing allowance, etc.
Mar 17: RPF rejects ceasefire
Mar 19: Forward looking budget presented. Government declares intention to downsize itself and to introduce austerity measures.
Mar 21: 6th schedule demand committee launches economic blockade on the national highways.
Mar 22: 6th schedule demand committee economic blockade suspended after agreement with state government. Radhabinod tells Assembly a favorable
decision on Sixth Schedule would be taken soon.
Mar 22: Lunatic gun snatcher shot down by AR at Sawombung. AR man injured.
Mar 23: Tamei MLA Z Mangaibou, was elected unopposed as deputy Speaker.
Mar 24: PLA man killed by IRB personnel at Jiribam.
Mar 27: HC stays operation of the state govt. order terminating the services of over 2581 state government employees.
Mar 28: State Cabinet approves implementation of the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India in the hill areas of Manipur, subject to local adjustments, also approves extension of the government’s unilateral ceasefire till the end of April.
Mar 29: Two 15 Jat Regiment soldiers killed, another two other jawans injured in bomb explosion at Pheidinga Ichum Lairembi. One civilian killed in subsequent firing by Army troops. UNLF claims responsibility, rejects truce offer.
Mar 30: State government today says the unilateral ceasefire will not be extended.
Mar 31: 663 striking muster roll employees of Loktak Development Authority, LDA dismissed from their jobs.

Apr 2: Democratic Federal Party of Manipur merges with BJP.
Apr 2: Senior advocate Ashok Postangbam, appointed the new advocate general.
Apr 4: Suspected NSCN (IM) man killed in gun battle with IRB men at Saikul.
Apr 5: Cabinet decides to increase power tariffs, suspend payment of House Rent Allowance, implement the online lottery scheme, and to set up a state fiscal commission.
Apr 5: Two IRB personnel killed and several injured in a series of encounters with UGs near Morokol village, under Saikul police station.
Apr 7: Newly constructed police station at Molcham village on Indo-Myanmar border burnt down by armed UGs.
Apr 8: Seven persons, including two former directors of the family welfare department held on charges of serious irregularities in procurement of several lakhs worth of stores items.
Apr 9: Two more family welfare employees, along with a supply contractor, arrested.
Apr 10: Four family welfare employees held by police suspended from service.
Apr 14: Seven villagers were shot dead and another eight seriously wounded at Keithelmanbi village by armed men.
Apr 15: Five hour long encounter between UG groups at Heijang Kuki village. Suspected NSCN (IM) activist killed by AR.
Apr 16: Work in govt. departments partially paralyzed after section of employees launch cease work strike.
Apr 17: United Naga Council, president KS Paul Leo kidnapped by armed men at Keithelmanbi, near Kangpokpi, on NH 39 from Imphal bound passenger bus.
Apr 19: Nipamacha, Chaoba groups hurl charges of forgery and fraud at each other.
Apr 20: Kidnapped UNC president, KS Paul Leo released unharmed late by KNF (MC).
Apr 21: BSF jawan killed in ambush near Kwakta bazar.
Apr 23: Intelligence officer shot down at Dingko road Dewlahland in broad daylight.
Apr 24: Election Commission of India decides not to allow the use of the election symbol of the Manicure State Congress Party, MSCP, to either Nipamacha or Chaoba group.
Apr 24: Seven soldiers injured in IED blast at Khongampat. A naik subedar later succumbs to injuries.
Apr 26: Govt files police cases against several local dailies for publishing items related to outlawed UG organizations.
Apr 26: PLA man shot dead by AR at Iroisemba.
Apr 28: PLA-turned-Manipur Rifles jawan shot dead by unidentified gunmen.
Apr 29: Two KCP men killed in encounter with AR personnel at village Ikou.
Apr 30: Two civilians shot dead by AR after picking up from their homes.

May 4: High ranking PLA man shot dead by AR at Sagolband Sayang Pukhri Mapal.
May 5: Govt. bans extension of service of adhoc appointers and promotees without approval of state cabinet.
May 5: Two candidates involved in MPSC mark tempering scandal of 1994 held by police.
May 6: Veteran politician Prof N Tombi passed away.
May 6:Two UNLF cadres gunned down by police at Khurai Thangjam Leikai.
May 7: Samata Party-BJP cold war breaks into the open, 32 MLAs set up camp to dislodge CM Radhabinod Koijam May 8: CM says there will be no change of leadership, and the government will not fall,
May 8: Hard-core KCP member shot dead by police.
May 9: MSCP splits, 18 MLAs including members of both Nipamacha and Chaoba factions walk out to form Progressive Manipur State Congress Party.
May 9: Three Kuki villagers including village chief were gunned down at Tengoupal, NSCN (IM) blamed.
May 9: KYKL (T) man shot dead by AR at Khongman.
May 11: Peaceful bye-polls in Kshetrigao constituency
May 12: Six rebel ministers dropped from the council of ministers. BJP rules out any move to topple RB government.
May 12: Two unarmed CRPF men gunned down at Pangei.
May 12: Van passenger of Maruti van hurt when BSF fires at looters at Bishnupur.
May 13: Samata retains Kshetrigao Assembly seat.
May 13: BJP central leadership approves merger of 18 member PMSCP with party.
May 14: Seven more ministers of People’s Front government as well as govt chief whip and HAC chairman tender resignations. FPM, NCP withdraw support to ruling front.
May 15: Three priests working at the Don Bosco Training Centre at Ngarian shot dead near the school.
May 16: BJP state unit seeks permission from central leadership to withdraw from government.
May 15: 14 officials and employees belonging to the PWD and FCS picked up by the state police in connection with charges of extending financial support to underground groups. PWD workers launched a
cease work strike in protest.
May 17: Deputy chairman of state planning board, L Jatra Singh resigns from post.
May 18: BJP central leadership directs state unit of the party to continue extending its support to the Samata Party led government, especially during the trust vote on May 21.
May 18: Police arrests RK Jhullon Singh, ex-private secretary to the secretary MPSC in connection with 1994-95 MPSC marks tampering scandal.
May 19: Three KCP activists lynched by villagers of Ikou bazar.
May 21: Samata Party led, People’s Front government falls, losing vote of confidence 17 votes to 39. BJP votes against motion defying central directive.
May 22: New five party front, Progressive Democratic Alliance formed led by RK Dorendro.
May 22: BJP state unit warned by central leaders against staking claim to government.
May 26: Imphal West district Dy commander of UNLF killed by Assam Rifles at Heirangoithong.
May 28: BJP and Samata Party agree to stay away from government formation in Manipur. M Hemanta Singh and Speaker Dr Sapam Dhananjoy stake claim to form govt.
May 29: 19 MLAs desert BJP.
May 30: Speaker withdraws claim to form government following Governor’s advice for him to first quit his post.

Jun 2: Manipur placed under President’s Rule. Assembly to be kept in suspended animation.
Jun 2: Former medical director and three officials of the medical directorate including additional director held on charge of misappropriation of department fund to the tune of Rs. 22 lakhs.
Jun 3: Two civilians killed, at least nine others hospitalized after rampaging BSF jawans storm the Panglian village in Churachandpur in the aftermath of encounter with suspected UGs. Dead includes a three year-old who was reportedly shot in the arm of his mother.
Jun 4: Kaikhokam Kipgen, IAS (retd), and a former director general of the BSF, an IPS officer of the Assam cadre, Ram Mohan named as advisors to the Governor.
Jun 7: Five non-Manipuri traders kidnapped and gunned down by suspected UG activists at Kakching bazaar near Naohallai Lampak.
Jun 8: Kakching residents stage rally; observe bandh to protest killing of five non-locals.
June 8: Major shake-up of administration as well as police initiated. Four administrative divisions created with a divisional commissioner each heading them, also four police ranges each under the supervision of a DIG.
Jun 10: UNLF and KYKL (O) agree to truce via the good offices of PREPAK.
Jun 11: Another non-local shot dead.
Jun 14: Government special emissary K Padmanabaiah sign accord with NSCN (IM) at Bangkok to extend the four-year-old ceasefire for another year from August 1, covering Naga inhabited areas beyond the state’s
borders. Both parties also agree to abide by the ground rules as revised on January 13, 2001, in letter and spirit.
Jun 14: Red alert sounded in the major valley districts in apprehension of trouble over Bangkok accord. Restrictions under section 144 of CrPC promulgated.
Jun 14: Three non-Manipuris shot dead at Uyumpok area.
Jun 15: Union home minister LK Advani assures Governor that there is no question whatsoever of the government of India doing anything that will threaten the territorial integrity of Manipur.
Jun 15: 66-hour general strike called by leaders of different apex organizations protesting the ‘communal and divide-and-rule’ policy adopted by the government of India, and to protect the territorial integrity of Manipur. AMSU also calls for a 24-hour general strike,
threatens separatist movement
Jun 16: First day of 66 hours bandh by and large peaceful. Effigies of Prime Minister, Advani, as well as NSCN (IM) leaders burnt, Indian national Tricolor and Constitution also torched.
Jun 17: Tension mounts as anti-ceasefire extension protests intensify during second day of statewide general strike. AMSU asks all MPs and MLAs to resign, giving a 48-hour deadline for the latter to declare their stand in this regard.
Jun 18: Manipur erupts. At least 13 persons killed and more than 50 injured, in CRPF firing after large-scale riot breaks out in Imphal against the extension of cease-fire between the government of India and
NSCN (I-M) into the territory of Manipur. Infuriated protestors set ablaze state Assembly, chief minister’s office, Speaker’s residence, Congress, MSCP, BJP and Samata Party offices. Indefinite curfew imposed. Two MLAs -K Tomba Singh and N Bihari Singh- nearly lose lives in the Assembly inferno.
Jun 19: Major organizations demand immediate resignation of MPs and MLAs, declares people are prepared for a ‘civil war’. Blood donation camp opened for firing victims
Jun 20: State MLAs and MPs resolve to resign en mass if the cease-fire extension into Manipur is not withdrawn by the center before August 1 next. Bodies of firing victims consigned to flames
Jun 21: Center decides to convene meeting to discuss the Manipur situation with leaders of state political parties. AMSU and AMUCO declared that the MLAs and MPs are banished from the state.
Jun 21: One BSF lance naik killed, two jawans injured in ambush at Tera Khongsangbi. Two civilians were killed and 60 others were injured in subsequent reaction of the personnel.
Jun 22: One among the protestors who were injured during the June 18 firing succumbs, taking the death toll to 14.
Jun 22: E N Ram Mohan denies intelligence lapse, says there are indications that June 18 riot was pre-planned.
Jun 24: Prime Minister says Center would expedite review of various aspects arising out of the ceasefire with NSCN (IM), promises territorial integrity of Manipur will be preserved.
Jun 25: Semblance of normalcy returns with curfew relaxed for an eight-hour period. Anti ceasefire extension rallies taken out at Sylhet
and Jiribam. State government says it would pay ex-gratia compensation to the next of kin of the 14 people who were killed during June 18 public uprising.
Jun 26: Thousands take to the streets again with curfew relaxation, staging massive rally.
Jun 27: Historic “People’s Declaration to Defend the Territorial Integrity of Manipur” adopted by AMSU, AMUCO, AMKIL, IPSA, NIPCO and UPF.

Jul 1: Seven persons including three civilians injured in ambush on AR at Wabagai Lamkhai. One civilian killed in aftermath.
Jul 1 : A Syam Sharma declares he would shun all national film fests in protest over ceasefire extension move.
Jul 2: Widespread protest demonstrations against cease-fire extension continue. MK Binodini and Ratan Thiyam to return Padmashree titles.
Jul 3: Army major and a UNLF corporal killed in encounter at Jirighat in Cachar in Assam.
Jul 3 : Residences of MLAs, N Bihari and H Bidur attacked by armed men. No casualties.
Jul 4: Rallies held welcoming the extension of the ceasefire between the government of India and the NSCN(IM) at district headquarters of Chandel, Ukhrul, Senapati and Tamenglong.
Jul 4 : United Committee, Manipur, consisting of the AMSU, AMUCO, AMKIL, NIPCO, IPSA and UPF formally constituted to coordinate movement against ceasefire extension.
Jul 5 : Woman dies of heart-failure as tens of thousands of women defy curfew and battle security forces in greater Imphal area in large-scale night-time demonstrations against ceasefire extension. Police fire more than 100 tear gas shells to stop torchlight rallies.
Jul 5 : Black flags greet Union minister of state for home affairs, ID Swami, and PD Shenoy, additional secretary, home, upon arrival in Imphal.
Jul 6: Swami assures public that Centre would do nothing to harm the interest of the state.
Jul 6 : Assam and Meghalaya CMs meet Vajpayee, seek review of the ceasefire extension .
Jul 7: MOA to return all 112 medals and Raja Bhalendra Singh trophy won in 5th National Games, if Bangkok agreement is not reviewed.
Jul 7: Tens of thousands stage sit-in protests in defiance of indefinite curfew.
Jul 8 : Centre agrees to review ceasefire agreement including words ‘without territorial limits’.
Jul 8: Four Manipuri students and Delhi policeman injured in a late night clash near New Delhi Manipur Bhavan, during anti-ceasefire extension demonstrations.
Jul 8 : Unidentified persons storm residence of Assembly Speaker and fire several rounds at the house. No one injured.
Jul 9 : Advisor (K) says state administration does not believe that June 18 people’s uprising was instigated by UGs.
Jul 9 : Guarded welcome for Centre’s decision to review Bangkok agreement. UCM says democratic protests will continue till the ceasefire is totally withdrawn. AMSU sceptical.
Nagaland parties reported sore with review decision.
Jul 11 : Two NSCN(IM) UGs killed in Laii encounter with Assam Rifles. AR havaldar hurt.
Jul 12 : Unidentified gunmen fire upon residence of Govindas Konthoujam at Ningthoukhong, also plant bomb but safely defused.
Jul 12 : Suspected UG shot dead by AR near Langathel.
Jul 13 : Maintaining that the victim of Langathel encounter was innocent civilian, angry mob ransacks the homes of four surrendered militants now working with the security forces, also demand a judicial inquiry.
Jul 14: Judicial inquiry instead of magisterial probe instituted into June 18 incident. Inquiry to be headed by retired session judge.C Upendra Singh.
Jul 14 : Election Commission declared Th Chaoba as president of MSCP and allotts party’s original reserved symbol.
Jul 14 : nscn-im says it would not be a party to any change in June 14 bilateral ceasefire agreement signed at Bangkok.
Jul 16 : UCM to launch a mass civil disobedience movement from July 19 till July 22 as part of anti-ceasefire movement.
Jul 16 : Huge rally of rickshaw drivers and pullers against ceasefire extension
Jul 18: 13-hour bandh in hill areas of Manipur to protest the proposed cease-fire extension to Manipur and commemorating June 18 firing victims as well as the Kuki victims of Naga-Kuki conflict, called by KDF..
Jul 18: 12-hour bandh in Assam against Bangkok agreement evokes total response. ULFA urges NSCN(IM) to review its stand on an ‘extended Nagalim’.
Jul 18 : Over 40,000 youths stage huge cycle rally in the greater Imphal area.
Jul 19: Nagas from Nagaland take out a motor rally from Kohima to Senapati district HQ welcoming ceasefire extension.
Jul 19 : Several government departments in Imphal and other centres paralysed as employees takie mass casual leave as part of UCM’s civil disobedience movement. Hundreds of employees also join mass sit in protests.
Jul 20 : 32 year old man killed in CRPF firing, while over 160 others injured as demonstrators trying to make their way to Raj Bhavan clash with security forces at Samumakhong. Curfew clamped again.
Jul 22 : Dozens hurt in security crackdown on thousands of people who had gathered in the evening at various places to protest ceasefire extension. Pitched battles near Palace Gate, Wangkhei Angom Leikai, Tiddim road and Nambul river road.
Jul 22 : Massive sit-in demonstrations and peaceful rallies all over Imphal and other districts on last day of civil disobedience movement.
Manipuri students and Manipuri residents in New Delhi also stage rally on the Jantar Mantar road in New Delhi.
Jul 23 : Two cadres of UNLF killed, one BSF jawan injured in encounter near Laloiphai Kuki village of CCpur district.
Jul 24 : Centre asks NSCN(I-M), to be flexible in approach and limit the ceasefire to Nagaland in order to defuse volatile situation.
Jul 24 : Protestors attack houses of several former ministers and government offices in Imphal, including IMC office. Nambol cinema owned by Th Chaoba reduced to ashes.
July 25: Agitators ransack house of MLA Ksh Biren at Lamlai.
Jul 27 : Centre makes U-turn, decides not to extend the ceasefire with nscn (i-m) beyond Nagaland. PM Vajpayee says the words ‘without territorial limits’ in June 14 agreement would be deleted and status quo ante would be restored. advani says nscn (im) agreeable to proposal.
Jul 27 : Rajya Sabha passes statutory resolution approving President’s rule in Manipur.
Jul 27 : Most markets and business centres closed on account of market bandh called by Manipur Keithel Nupi Marup to protest against ceasefire extension.
Jul 27 : Top ranking PREPAK leader, Urikhinbam Sarat alias Meiraba, shot dead by AR at Ushoipokpi Chingeiching.
Jul 28 : Two Naga organisations blockade NH-39 and NH-53 in protest against decision to review Bangkok agreement.
Jul 28: Curfew completely lifted in Imphal areas.
Jul 28: nscn(im) says Centre’s decision to restrict the ceasefire to Nagaland only not ‘acceptable’ to the Nagas.
Jul 28: Two UNLF cadres surrender before the IRB and BSF authorities at Jiribam and Churachandpur respectively.
Jul 29 : Normal life in hill areas affected by economic blockade and hill districts bandh called by some Naga organisations.
Jul 30: Naga Youth Front calls another 72 hours bandh in four hill districts against Bangkok agreement review.
Jul 30: Parliament approves imposition of PR in Manipur.
Jul 30 : One civilian killed, BSF jawan injured in attack on patrol.
Jul 31 : Four BSF men injured in bomb attack at b-kaljang area in Churachandpur district.
Jul 31: 10 UG organisations operating in NE region jointly call boycott of Independence Day celebrations.

Aug 1 : State administration decides to progressively abolish 14,385 posts in the state government as part of downsizing programme. Schools education and health departments to lose 2597 posts and 1033 posts respectively.
Aug 1 : Suspected PLA activist killed, while police commando and two civilians wounded in a shootout at Mongkhang Lambi.
Aug 2 : Ace Indian women’s hockey captain, Tingongleima Chanu, and weightfifter Sanamacha Chanu selected as receipients of prestigious Arjuna Award for 2000-2001.
Aug 2 : Security personnel guarding vehicles coming from Dimapur towards Imphal along NH39 open fire after stoning by blockade supporters.
Aug 3 : 24 hour bandh called by the Naga Students Federation in Naga inhabited areas of the northeast against decision to go back on Bangkok agreement seriously affecte life in hill districts.
Aug 3 : Three militants surrender to BSF.
Aug 4 : More than 40,000 people belonging to various communities turn up to participate in the fourth Manipur Integrity Day.
Aug 4: UG killed in fierce encounter at Moirang Khoiru Lambi.
Aug 5 : Normal life seriously affected in the valley districts during 12 hour general strike called by UCM demanding unconditional release of those arrested during anti ceasefire extension movement.
Aug 5: Combined team of BSF and Moirang police shoot dead two persons near Kumbi Bazar.
Aug 5: BSF guns down militant at Wangjing Khunou in Bishnupur district.
Aug 6 : Blockade imposed by Naga organisations on NH-39 and NH-53 in protest against Centre’s decision to review the extension of ceasefire lifted with immediate effect.
Aug 6 : Normal life at Kumbi Bazar area paralysed due to strong protests against killing of two persons said to be civilians by troops at Kumbi.
Aug 7 : Two hardcore members of RPF/PLA shot dead by AR in a shootout in Nambol area .
Aug 8 : Two more UG cadres killed in encounter near Keirenbikhok village by AR.
Aug 9 : Two UNLF suspects shot dead by security forces at Uripok Sorbon Thingel and Khurai Lairikyengbam Leikai.
Aug 9: Several Naga tribes and organizations under the aegis of the UNC decide to snap ties with the Manipur government.
Aug 10: Two Imphal bound trucks hijacked, looted and later set ablaze at Dimapur, drivers abducted.
Aug 11: Over 250 goods carriers bound for Imphal have been stranded at various points along NH-39 after Naga organizations protesting against the Center’s decision to review the June 14 Bangkok agreement reimpose economic blockade.
Aug 14: Pro-cease-fire woman rallyist injured at Tadubi under Mao police station in firing by AR personnel.
Aug 14: All 41 persons including 12 AMSU leaders arrested and imprisoned in connection with the anti-cease-fire movement, released unconditionally.
Aug 16: Four persons, described as underground activists killed in encounter with BSF personnel near Umathel in Thoubal district.
Aug 18: 108 regular posts axed in PWD with immediate effect.
Aug 18: Two abducted Manipuri truck drivers released unharmed.
Aug 21: 935 posts in schools education department axed, including three posts of joint directors.
Aug 21: Naga Hoho and the Naga Baptist Church Council appeal to sponsors of indefinite economic blockade on NH-39 to suspend blockade.
Aug 23: Unidentified miscreants burn down Kakching-bound truck carrying LPG cylinders between Tadubi and Chakumai.
Aug 24: Unidentified armed men attack goods laden truck on IT road near Leikup Bungmul Kuki village, seriously injuring vehicle owner.
Aug 26: Weightlifter Kunjarani Devi tests positive for banned drug in the senior Asian weightlifting championships 2001 held from July 12 to 17 at Jeon Ju, South Korea.
Aug 26: NSCN (IM) cadre shot dead by Gurkha troops near Ngarian village in Bishnupur district.
Aug 26: Three ZRA and KNF activists killed in inter-group clash at Tokvum village on the Tipaimukh road.
Aug 29: Suspected NSCN (IM) killed and four others injured in a fierce gun battle between cadres of two armed groups on the border between Churachandpur district and Jiribam.
Aug 30: Youth shot dead by suspected KNF (MC) in raid on Tumuyon Khullen village in Senapati district.
Aug 30: AR troops shoot dead KNF (MC) cadre at Motbung in Senapati district.
Aug 31: Youth gunned down in broad daylight at Singjamei apparently because he refused to part with his motorcycle.

Sept 1: State MP and Union minister of state for food processing, Thounaojam Chaoba Singh, resigns from Union council of ministers prior to reshuffle.
Sept 1: Former RPF/PLA man killed by AR troops inside MU campus, soon after he was allegedly picked up from his residence by the troops.
Sep 4 (PTI) Union Cabinet decides to recommend to the President dissolution of the Manipur assembly, paving the way for fresh elections in the state.
Sept 4: Youth killed in controversial circumstances by AR troops at Keithelmanbi.
Sept 5: AR troops kill two unidentified persons, believed to be militants, at Gopibung village near Keithelmanbi.
Sept 6: The Gauhati High Court, Imphal bench, stays magisterial inquiries ordered by the state government into the Malom massacre of November 2, 2000 and the killing of two college students at Lilashing Khongnang-khong in August last year.
Sept 6: C Upendra Commission of Inquiry looking into the June 18 public uprising and July 20 firing incidents formally launches inquiry with a spot visit.
Sept 7: 7th Manipur Legislative Assembly dissolved, bringing to an end a tumultuous chapter of state’s political history.
Sept 8: Indefinite economic blockade on NH-39 reimposed by Senapati District Students Association in protest against the assault on student hostellers of Mount Everest Hostel near Taphou by IRB escorts of oil tankers on September 7.
Sept 9: Four minor girls, who were being taken to Chandigarh ostensibly for employment as housemaids rescued from Jet Airways flight at Tulihal airport.
Sep 10: Highway blockade by SDSU temporarily suspended.
Sept 12: Two suspected KYKL (O) activists killed by police at Keibul Awang Leikai. Four BSF personnel injured in separate shootout.
Sept 12: Jupiter Yambem, president of the North American Manipuri Association and younger brother of MHRC member, Yambem Laba, among missing after 9/11 terrorist attacks on World Trade Centre twin towers in New York.
Sept 15: AR kill suspected UG activist at Mapao Chanbi hill, under Sekmai police station.
Sept 16: Lifeless body of Jupiter Yambem recovered from WTC rubble.
Sept 16: Ex-PLA man shot dead by unidentified men at Thangmeiband Hijam Devan Leikai.
Sept 18: Eight ex-MLAs belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party leave party.
Sept 18: Five cadres of the underground RPF/PLA killed in attack upon tactical headquarters of the outfit in Khoupum valley in Tamenglong district by security forces.
Sept 19: Formal hearings of the C Upendra commission of inquiry, instituted to investigate the June 18 and July 20 firing incidents, begin at the Kuki Inn.
Sept 23: KYKL (T) member shot dead by troops of the 8th Assam Rifles in an encounter near Waithou.
Sept 25: Media fraternity in state go on strike, suspending publication of dailies and transmission of cable TV for two weeks in protest against unwarranted pressure from different quarters.
Sept 29: Two UNLF members killed in encounter with 8 AR personnel at Thangmeiband Cheiraoching.
Another suspected UG killed in encounter with Thoubal police at Waithou Thiyam Konjil.

Oct 1: Suspected UGs snatch away arms and ammunition from MR personnel on guard at the official residence of the Bishnupur DC in the early hours.
Oct 1: Non-local shot dead by unknown persons at Mayang Imphal Maiba Khul.
Oct 3: KYKL (O) man killed in encounter with police at Nongren.
Oct 4: Army major killed, two soldiers wounded in encounter between troops and suspected UGs near Namdailong village.
Oct 5: W Nipamacha floats new political party, christened the Manipur People’s Conference.
Oct 6: Two activists of PULF gunned down by AR troops at Heitroipokpi Khongnangpal.
BSF man killed in ambush at Kotha Lamkhai, along the Indo Burma road and another two wounded.
Oct 6: Woman raped by 25th AR man at Luwangsangbam Matai village.
Oct 7: Surrendered militant shot dead near Khundrakpam.
Oct 8: Heavy encounter between two armed groups near Latingkhal village, under Jiribam police station claims life of at least one UG.
Oct 8: Former BJP state unit president Lt Col (retired) H Bhuban Singh resigns from primary membership of the BJP.
Oct 8: Newspapers in Manipur resume publication.
Oct 10: AR kill senior member of RPF at Singjamei.
Oct 13: Manipur University Students Union general secretary K Muktasana, and assistant general secretary Jiten, who were abducted by armed persons on October 4 released unharmed.
Oct 15: General strike called by the Manipur People’s Liberation Front to mark the ‘Black Day’ seriously affects life.
Oct 15: Government terminates service of 106 medical officers and dental surgeons serving in the state health department on adhoc basis since 1996.
Oct 16: Suspected KNF (MC) man killed by troops at Mongyang village.
Oct 18: Govt employees launch pen-down strike.
Oct 19: Gauhati HC, principal bench stays order terminating 106 adhoc medical officers.
Oct 21: Advocate MI Sharma, shot at and seriously injured by two gunmen near his home at Nagamapal Singjubung Leirak.
Oct 21: Petrol bomb attack on residence of advocate general of Manipur, Ashok Potsangbam, at Khagempalli.
Oct 22: Govt. employees, protesting against deprivation of perks and allowances, and delays in payment of salaries and pension, intensify their stir by launching an indefinite cease work strike under the aegis of the JAC (AMGEO & AMTUC)
Oct 25: Nearly all valley based UG organizations in Manipur branded as terrorists under the Prevention of Terrorism Ordinance, POTO.
Oct 29: Govt declares the 12-day old strike launched by the JAC (AMGEO and AMTUC) and the Manipur Secretarial Services Association illegal.
Provisions of the Manipur Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1984, also invoked in respect of nurses serving at government hospitals and health care centers, who joined the strike from October 28.
Oct 31: AR men kill two suspected UGs in two separate incidents at Nongkot, near Andro and at Langthabal Kunja, under Singjamei police station.

Nov 3: UNC urges Center to merge Naga inhabited areas of Manipur into Nagaland.
Nov 5: Three persons, believed to be UGs, killed in shootouts with police under Lamlai police station in Imphal east district.
Nov 5: Supreme Court gives authority to the Manipur Human Rights Commission to ensure that guidelines given by the apex court regarding issue of arrest memos and other related issues are being followed by the state.
Nov 5: KYKL (Oken group) announces that it has the director of education (S), A Shamungou Singh in its custody, says he was picked up on October 27 for his opposition to measures taken up by the KYKL as part of its Operation New Kangleipak.
Nov 6: Japanese-funded sericulture project placed under vigilance scrutiny by the state vigilance department.
Nov 7: BSF personnel raid woman’s hostel of the Female Health Workers’ Training School located near Churachandpur district hospital.
Nov 8: Director of education(s) Ayekpam Shamungou released by captors after shooting him in the leg as punishment for alleged involvement in corruption.
Nov 9: Ban on encashment of state government bills and cheques reimposed even as most govt employees have not withdrawn their salaries on account of ceasework strike.
Nov 10: Magisterial inquiry ordered into BSF raid on CCpur nursing hostel.
Nov 11: UG cadre killed and another injured in armed clash between cadres of two UG groups in Bedkhal area of Jiribam.
Nov 12: Manipur Public School students confront parents and ransack administrative block over teachers strike. Teachers later strike deal with authorities.
Nov 12: Indian Army reports that its Myanmarese counterparts has captured cadres belonging to a number of valley based insurgent organizations along with a huge amount of arms and ammunition, during a swoop on a joint camp along the Indo-Myanmar border, says 1,400 weapons captured, approximately 200 cadres held, including members of top leadership.
Nov 13: Village voluntary force (VVF) man at Jiribam Sonapur village found shot dead after being abducted November 12. Another still untraced
Nov 15: Missing VVF volunteer released by kidnappers near Champanagar, under Jiribam subdisivion.
Nov 16: Four BSF jawans hurt in bomb attack near Moirang Kokilbon.
Nov 17: Bleak Chakouba, without salaries.
Nov 19: 18-hour general strike called by the Manipuri Students Federation against POTO affects normal life
Nov 19: Two persons, including KYKL (O) man shot dead by AR at Nambol Khabi Mamang Leikai.
Nov 20: Four golds, two silvers for Manipur on day one of the 6th National Games. Fencers, women cyclists live upto expectation.
Nov 20: Lok Sabha approves extension of President’s Rule in Manipur for a further six months, beginning from December 2.
Nov 21: Members of the MPSC-Recommended College Lecturers Association launch indefinite relay hunger strike at Keisampat in protest against the delay in appointing them in government service.
Nov 21: Irom Sharmila Devi, who launched a fast unto death a year back demanding the removal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Manipur, released from judicial custody after disposal of the cases against her.
Vows to continue her agitation.
Nov 24: Cyclist Ch Rameshwori Devi secures her fifth gold in the 6th National Games.
Nov 26: A joint meeting of Jiribam public appeals to all UG groups not to harass movement of civilian traffic of any community along NH 53.
Nov 26: 10-hour general strike called in support of Irom Sharmila’s hungerstrike seriously affects life in the valley districts.
Nov 27: Extension of President’s Rule in Manipur for a further six months approved by the Rajya Sabha.
Nov 28: Governor issues instructions for implementation of dies non or no work no pay against all striking employees.
Nov 28: Volunteers of the JAC (AMGEO and AMTUC) launch relay hunger strike in front of GM Hall in Imphal.
Nov 28: Three persons, believed to be UGs killed by police in an encounter in the Lilong Chajing Karam area.
Nov 29: State Governor-in-council approves the privatization of the loss-making Hotel Imphal.
Nov 29: Gauhati HC, Imphal bench, directs MPSC to carry out fresh re-evaluation of answer-scripts of candidates who were declared successful in the written test conducted by the MPSC in August 1999 for recruitment of MPS/MCS posts by a fresh set of examiners, the whole exercise to be completed and the results declared within a period of three months.
Nov 29: Gauhati HC holds Army responsible for the disappearance of Angtha schoolboy Yumlembam Sanamacha, directs the concerned authorities of the Union government and the Army to pay a sum of Rs. 3 lakhs to Sanamacha’s next of kin as compensation.
Nov 30: Manipur finishes third in the overall tally of Punjab National Games behind host Punjab and Services, having bagged 30 golds, 17 silvers and 18 bronzes. State soccer players retain gold to end campaign on winning note. Ch Rameshwori declared best woman athlete of meet.
Nov 30: HC directs state government to reinstate in service 17 of 106 adhoc doctors whose services were terminated by the government on October 15, also directs to regularize their services within a period of 60 days.

Dec 1: Secretariat employees, government teachers withdraw from cease work strike; electricity employees also agree not to join strike. MoU signed on govt. terms.
Dec 4: Two youths, believed to be Kuki militants killed by AR near Sapermeina village.
Dec 7: Governor-in-council approves draft MoU for Tipaimukh Dam project, also decides to bring LDA, hitherto under the purview of the irrigation and flood control department, under the forest department.
Dec 7: Non-Manipuri shot dead at RIMS gynae ward.
Dec 7: Two AR hurt in bomb attack at Patpal Lamkhai. Villagers flee homes fearing atrocities.
Dec 10: Eight-week-old cease work strike of government employees ends with signing of MoU with government, again mostly on government terms.
Dec 10: Escort personnel of the SP Ukhrul killed and a driver seriously injured in ambush by UGs near Sangkai Kuki village along Imphal-Ukhrul road.
Dec 11: Two non-locals, one a PCO owner and the other a betel-leaf seller shot dead by unknown persons in different incidents today.
Dec 12: Gauhati HC division bench upholds quashing of government order terminating 106 ad hoc medical and dental officers.
Dec 13: Nepali housewife allegedly raped by IRB man near Bolkot under CCpur police station.
Dec 14: Students belonging to joint DM Colleges Students Union ransack and demolished crude wooden kiosks located at the eastern boundary of the college at North AOC.
Dec 15: One jawan of 12 IRB killed in attack by unidentified armed UGs at Molom Chingsu area.
Dec 18: NSCN (K) declared a unilateral ceasefire for a period of 30 days beginning December 19.
Dec 19: Governor in Council decides to hold fresh elections to autonomous district councils in the five hill districts on March 20, 2002. Also decides to refix date for holding panchayat elections, originally scheduled on February 13, on March 6.
Dec 19: UG shot dead by a team of Imphal east police commandos in encounter at Yubaraj Palli.
Dec 21: Director general State Academy of Training, and commissioner Labor & Cooperation L Gangte suspended from service on charge of complicity in 1992 FCS rice disappearance case.
Dec 21: Gauhati HC, Imphal bench, directs state government to issue orders for the appointment of the candidates recommended by the MPSC for recruitment as government college lecturers, within a period of three weeks.
Dec 22: Another officer involved in the disappearance of a large quantity of rice procured by the FCS department in 1991-92, district civil supplies officer, Imphal east, Md SA Halim, suspended from service.
Dec 22: Appointments of 14 trainee riflemen and 35 police constables undergoing training at the Manipur Police Training School, Pangei cancelled allegedly for non-fulfilment of requisite physical standards.
Dec 24: Union home minister, LK Advani inaugurates second Manipur Bhavan – Bir Tikendrajit House at Chanakyapuri, New Delhi.
Dec 24: Army chief of the KCP Dhruba killed by cadres of another outfit at Thamnapokpi Sana Sabi village under Lamlai police station.
Unidentified UG gunned down by police at Nungel village under Yairipok police station.
Dec 26: Manipur to go to the polls to elect a new legislative Assembly in two phases on February 14 and 21, 2002. Electronic voting machines to be used in six constituencies in Imphal area.
Dec 29: Normal life partly affected on first day of 48 hours state wide bandh called by KCP against the killing of its army chief.
Dec 31: Three suspected NSCN (IM) killed in inter-group clash at Sotobekra in Jiribam.
Dec 31: Kidnapped BRTF man shot dead at Mayaikoibi.

(Courtesy: The Imphal Free Press)

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