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JD (U) Pledges To Air State Issues In Parliament

IMPHAL, May 21: Expressing that silence of the Central Government on the anti-AFSPA campaign being launched by Irom Chanu Sharmila and prompt redressal steps initiated by the Centre in the wake of hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare testify double-standard of the Government, Janata Dal (United)... 

NGOs To Launch Anti-AFSPA Campaigns

IMPHAL, May 11: Even as the All Assam Shramik Krishak Kalyan Parishad (AASKKP) has launched anti-AFSPA campaigns at different locations of the North East region, People’s Union of Civil Liberty (PUCL) and National Alliance of People’s Movement (NAPM) are set to conduct a series of campaigns against... 

Two Fasts, Two Responses

THE 72-year-old Gandhian Anna Hazare fasted for barely four days demanding that an anti-corruption law be introduced and he touched a raw nerve throughout the country. Voices of solidarity literally flooded in like a tidal wave from every part of the subcontinent, although he, too, had to face some serious... 

NESO Sets April 25 Date For Solidarity Movement

IMPHAL, Apr 22: North East Students’ Organization (NESO) in collaboration with other student bodies in the region is all set to launch a North East wide solidarity movement in support of Irom Chanu Sharmila’s struggle against prolonged imposition of AFSPA on April 25. A decision to this effect was... 

Khaidem Mani Lambasts Central Government

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Noted human rights activist Khaidem Mani has lambasted New Delhi accusing the latter of meting out step-motherly treatment on the North East people. Driving home his point, Khaidem Mani said when social activist Anna Hazare fasted for few days the Government of India comfortably obliged... 

EDITORIAL: We Don’t Need No 24/7 Channels

We have seen it and heard it and we have also experienced it when we first crossed the chicken neck and set foot on what is generally known as mainland India. It is therefore not surprising that while the rest of the country is generally understood as mainland India, the North Eastern States, barring... 

Do Those Against Corruption Know About Irom Sharmila?

It was fashionable to be patriotic during the Kargil war and now it is fashionable to be fighters against corruption, thanks to Anna Hazare. Within days of the fast of the veteran Gandhian’s understandable ire against the delay in creating a Lokpal Act, the English media channels and their partners-in-arms,... 

Sharmila Indifferent To Delhi’s Indifference

IMPHAL, Apr 12 : Irom Sharmila has termed the attention and acknowledgement extended to the four day fast launched by Anna Hazare while ignoring her more than her 10 years old struggle against the draconian Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, as discriminatory and unfair. “The Government of India may... 

‘Fast Unto Death Out Of Place In Today’s India’

While Anna Hazare‘s campaign received clamorous popular support, it is unlikely to set a precedent. NEW DELHI: On Day 2 of his fast unto death at Jantar Mantar, Anna Hazare turned to face his companions fasting along with him. “For a corn cob (bhutta) to grow, a corn pod (dana) must be sacrificed... 

Hazare And Sharmila Crusades, Posers Raised: Why Different Yardsticks

IMPHAL, Apr 11: Though the whole State supports social activist Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement, many have expressed serious concern over the Centre’s quick response to his demand to pass the Lok Pal Bill while on the other hand maintaining an air of indifference to the more than ten years... 

EDITORIAL: Vocal Silence

It could not have been due to sheer ignorance and no it could not have been due to sheer arrogance either, but the silence maintained by the common people of Manipur when the whole country was tuned into the voice of protest led by social activist and Gandhian Anna Hazare for a more effective Lok Pal...