Economic Blockade Suspended

IMPHAL, Mar 26: Following an understanding with the Government, All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has suspended its highway blockade with effect from midnight. Talking to The Sangai Express, ATSUM spokesperson Joseph Hmar said ATSUM leaders and the State Govt struck an agreement at the level of the Chief Minister after a meeting this afternoon. The Government reportedly agreed to fulfill...

After The Lull, Comes The Proverbial Storm, ATSUM Stirs Again, 48 Hrs Bandh, 5 Day Eco-Blockade Called

Familiar sight : Trucks stranded on NH-39 during a blockade (file). Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, March 14: Miffed with the “lackadaisical attitude” of the State Government on its demands, the influential All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has intensified its on-and-off agitation by resorting to a series of agitation with a 48-hour total bandh in all the tribal areas in Manipur...

ATSUM Relaxes Its Chain Of Agitation Ahead Of Tribal Program

IMPHAL, Feb 22: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has temporarily suspended its chain of agitation against the State Government’s indifference to their charter of demands on account of the “Tribal Cultural Exchange Program 2011” set to begin at Ukhrul from March 4 next. The tribal students’ body will withhold its series of agitation for the time being on account of the “Tribal...

ATSUM’s 24 Hrs Hill Districts Bandh From Tomorrow

The shaded area denotes the hill districts. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 16: The All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) said today that it has been compelled to go ahead with a 24-hour bandh in all the hill districts of Manipur on February 18 in protest against the Government’s indifference to their charter of demands. “In view of the indifferent and resolute stand taken by the...

ATSUM Warns Of 24-Hr Bandh

IMPHAL, Feb 10: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has today expressed its “angst and anxiety” on the “adulteration” of DRDA/ED and has warned of imposing a 24-hour total bandh starting February 17 midnight next. In a joint meeting today by the constituent units of ATSUM which include Churachandpur District Students’ Union (CDSU), Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong (TKS), Naga Students’...

ATSUM Resorts To Closure Of Govt Offices

IMPHAL, Feb 4: All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM) has resorted to closure of Government institutions in all the five hill districts of Manipur in view of the ‘˜adamant and lackadaisical attitude and approach’ of the Manipur Government on various legitimate grievances of the apex tribal students’ body. A statement issued by the Union said that with no positive response...

ATSUM Reiterates

IMPHAL, Jan 27: Stating that federating units of All Manipur Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) are aggrieved over the alleged State Government’s indifference in contravention to the wishes of the hill people, ATSUM has asserted that the Cabinet decision of the Government of Manipur without any rationality and justification and against the recommendation of the HAC for deputing Senior MSC...

KSO Pleads Against Govt Order

LAMKA, Jan 17: Pledging their unstinted support to the ATSUM’s year-long demand, the Kuki Students’ Organization today requested the officers who have been posted as Executive Director DRDA, in the hill districts, not to report to their new place of posting until the matter is amicably resolved. ‘Officers who choose to ignore this request can do so at their own risk,’ warned...

ATSUM Gets Assurance From Ibobi

IMPHAL, Dec 20: Representatives of All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) have met the Chief Minister here on December 15 demanding for the rectification of a dozen of issues relating to tribal rights in the State. On his part the Chief Minister, O Ibobi Singh, has assured the representatives of ATSUM that their grievances and concerns will be conveyed to and deliberated with the concerned...

ATSUM For Free Education

IMPHAL, Dec 9: The general assembly of All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) held on December 6 at Synod Hall, Churachandpur has resolved to make education free in all tribal areas. Accordingly, the general assembly, which was attended by representatives of CDSU, Churachandpur; TKS, Ukhrul; SDSA, Senapati,; ZSUM, Tamenglong and KSO (GHQ), resolved that all the educational institutions in...

ATSUM Takes Their Demands To CM

IMPHAL, Oct 12: The All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM) called on the Chief Minister today and highlighted their various demands. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, ATSUM spokesperson Joseph Hmar said that eight of their representatives led by president Thomas held a meeting with the Chief Minister where the union’s various demands and the controversy over the census data...