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NESO Leaders Visit Sharmila With ‘We Are With You’ Message

NESO leaders paying a visit to Sharmila. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 26: A team of the North East Students’ Organization (NESO) leaders led by its chairman Dr Samujal today visited hunger striker Irom Chanu Sharmila at JN Hospital security ward. Showing full solidarity to the unsurpassed... 

EDITORIAL: CI Ops- More Than Military Might

The very nature of the conflict demands that counter-insurgency operations are not only about sheer military might and it requires much more than the use of latest weapons and hi-tech gadgets such as unmanned drones, but requires a completely different approach and understanding. In the first place,... 

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... 

AZSU Submits Memo To Prime Minister

IMPHAL, Apr 21: All Zeliangrong Students’ Union–Assam, Manipur and Nagaland (AZSU–AMN) has refused to step down from its aggressive position of seeking the removal of 11 Assam Rifles from Zeliangrong areas. A memorandum to this effect has also been sent to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his... 

Which First—Peace Or Development? Justice First!

Which first, “Peace” or “Development”?—has been a very purposeful and fundamental question in the conflict and violence ridden Manipur. The argument goes… When peace is in its best position, development will flourish, or in the absence of development, peace has no chance. The contextual... 

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,... 

Women Hurdle Health Challenges To Save Manipur

Conflict has marked life in India‘s northeastern state of Manipur for over six decades now. It has affected the lives of people, especially women in many direct and indirect ways. This is a region where even something as basic as clean drinking water is scarce. In many areas, people use either... 

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... 

Militarization, Its Effects On Socio-Economic & Political Life In NE

Heavy militarization in the region has great impact on the governance of the people and food security. In the name of maintaining law and order, the State used military forces to suppress the democratic rights of the people. People are threatened when they raise their voice against any injustices meted... 

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... 

Plebiscite Drive

Public meeting on Manipur-India conflict and people’s participation in resolving the conflict underway at Naharup. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Apr 10: In order to conduct plebiscite as a means of restoring peace in Manipur, an able political leader is needed, stated social activist P Premananda. In...