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Excess Slur On Sugnu Commandos

IMPHAL, Mar 24: The Kuki Students’ Organization  (KSO) Gunpi Area and the Kuki Women Human Rights (KWHR) have accused police commandos attached at Sugnu police station of harassing and assaulting innocent civilians in inebriated condition. They have also demanded removal of commandos from Sugnu police... 

Plebiscite Call Picks Up Velocity

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The call for plebiscite to resolve the Indo-Manipur conflict is steadily gaining momentum with a public meeting endorsing earlier resolutions adopted during similar public meetings that people should be taken into confidence while resolving     the conflict situation. The public meeting... 

Sharmila’s Intact Spirit Comes To The Fore, On Fast Again After Release

Sharmila being released and ready to resume her fast. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 10: even though the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate, Imphal East has ordered release of anti-AFSPA campaigner Irom Chanu Sharmila, the human rights advocate continued to persist with her demand for total... 

Oh, No Comments On Manipur

About two months ago, a sultry July afternoon played host to some oldies of Manipur with ripe delicious mangoes and luscious pine-apples to my house. The purpose was solely for the rejuvenation of the waning friendship of ten of us with receding hairlines and grey patches who had seen seventy winters... 

Bangalore In Solidarity With Irom Sharmila

IMPHAL, Feb 2: A six-day campaign in solidarity with Irom Chanu Sharmila is underway at Bangalore. Initiated by different civil organizations in the context of completion of 10 years of her fast over the demand to repeal Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, the campaign would conclude tomorrow. Human... 

Supreme Court’s Notice To State Government

IMPHAL, Jan 25: The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the State Government seeking explanation for its failure to furnish information on the inquiries conducted into killings and violence committed by security forces under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act 1958. The notice was issued after hearing... 

Children Of A Lesser Region

Children of a Lesser Region !!! We cannot allow the Republic killing own children : The Supreme Court of India while seeking an answer from Delhi and the Government of Andhra Pradesh, over the killing of Maoist leader Azad and journalist Hemchandra Pandey in an alleged fake encounter on the intervening... 

Lethal Shadow Of AFSPA

IMPHAL, Jan 18: Contending the repeated assertions of the Army that insurgency could not be controlled without Armed Forces Special Powers Act, senior advocate Khaidem Mani has questioned the Army whether it means that they are too weak or it wants to go on carrying out excesses with impunity. Speaking... 

Kuki Bodies Demand Justice

IMPHAL, Jan 15: The All Kuki Inpis and the Kuki Movement for Human Rights have demanded that justice should be done with regard to the massacre of Kuki people by NSCN-IM in the early 1990’s before any amicable settlement is made between the Government of India and NSCN (IM). In a joint memorandum... 

UN Envoy Briefed On Human Rights Scenario In State

Human rights crusaders pose for the lens with the UN envoy inset Margaret Sekaggya. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. GUWAHATI, Jan 14: Special Rapporteur on Situation of Human Rights Defenders, United Nations, Margaret Sekaggya has taken serious note of the alleged atrocities being perpetrated by security... 

Maj Gen DS Hooda Goes Candid; Substantive Ideas Echo Through MU On Public-Security Forces Relations

Maj.Gen. DS Hooda being received on the dais. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. IMPHAL, Jan 7: Different facets of the civil-military relations and their possible common goals were deliberated threadbare during a one day seminar held today at the Centenary Hall, Manipur University here. The seminar on... 

Nationalist Ideology, Militarization And Human Rights In North-East

The deployment of armed forces in the region, the oppressive laws which legitimized it, the judicial scrutiny of such laws and the ways media represents the people’s movements in this part of India are shaped by the dominant nationalist ideology, which always treat the ethnic minorities with ‘˜suspicion’.... 

Human Rights In Their Place

Without proof of charges, it is not proper to blame security forces of human rights’ violation as it can deter them from performing their duties well Human rights violations by security forces are a blot on the functioning of any democracy. This is more so in India‘s case where Western naysayers...