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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... 

Sharmila Campaign To Journey From Srinagar To Imphal In September- Activists, Writers, Institutes Close Ranks

IMPHAL, Jul 4: As part of the Save Sharmila Campaign, an unprecedented nation-wide march from Srinagar to Imphal would be undertaken in September. Human rights activist and journalist Mohammad Tanver Iqbal has stated that many people remain unaware of Sharmila’s unsurpassed grit and determination because... 

Children’s Court Condemns ‘Act Of Intolerance’

THE pressing need to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, was once again emphasized last week in Imphal — this time at a children’s mock parliament organized by the Justice for Peace Foundation and various human rights activists to mark 53 years of the enactment of what has come to... 

EDITIORIAL: The Irony Of May 21 And 22… Educating Delhi On Terror

It was terrorism that killed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991, while he was on an election campaign at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu and it was on May 22, 1958 that India adopted the Armed Forces Special Powers Act as an Ordinance.  While May 21 continues to be observed all over the... 

Kids Sensitized To Ugly Reality Of AFSPA

IMPHAL, May 22: As part of the nationwide campaign for the repeal of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Just Peace Foundation organized a children’s parliament at Hotel Imphal today. Former Member of Manipur Human Rights Commission, Yambem Laba, who was the Speaker of the parliament, recommended... 

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)... 

Yaingangpokpi Awakes To Plebiscite Call

IMPHAL, May 20:  India has not been respecting the International laws, general secretary of All Manipur Bar Association Y Priyokumar has alleged, while addressing a public meeting held at Yaingangpokpi community hall today. Speaking as a resource person in the meeting held under the theme of ‘Manipur-India... 

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... 

Plebiscite Calls Unabated

IMPHAL, May 11: For resolution of Manipur–India conflict, revolutionary groups operating in Manipur also need to make their stand clear on the issue, general secretary of United People’s Front (UPF) O Bikramjit has stated. In continuation of the ongoing campaign for resolving the existing Manipur-India... 

Meet Renews Plebiscite Demand

IMPHAL, May 7: Once again a public meeting held at Nachou has resolved that people should be taken into confidence while resolving the Indo-Manipur conflict and a plebiscite should be conducted so that people can participate fully in the process. The meeting held at Gurumayum Mandop, Nachou under the... 

Meet Sustains Plebiscite Call, MCA Slammed

IMPHAL, May5: ‘‘Military Civic Action program is a sham, just a pretension’’, vice president of UCM Y Nabachandra has stated at a public meeting held at the Heibongpokpi community hall today. Addressing the meeting held under the theme of ‘Manipur–India conflict and its resolution... 

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...