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No One Is Smiling In Manipur!!!

Welcome to SMILE-LESS State—MANIPUR. No one is smiling here. If you smile in this part of India, you could be suspected as abnormal being. ‘But’, you may say: ‘I use to see Chief Minister Ibobi Singh smiling from time to time’. Don’t take me wrong. I tell you, those were not natural smiles.... 

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... 

Sharmila Conferred Peace Award

Anti-AFSPA campaigner Irom Chanu Sharmila being conferred peace award of STC. IMPHAL, Dec 27: Another feather has been added to the cap of Manipur hunger striker Irom Sharmila Chanu on Monday. Sharmila has been conferred with the prestigious Sarva Gunah Sampannah ‘“ Award for Peace and Harmony... 

Manipur: A History Of Strife

KS Subramanian was part of an independent citizens’ fact-finding mission to Manipur that presents its findings in the capital on November 23. This article traces the history of violence in the strife-torn state and analyses the deteriorating situation since July 23, 2009 The political situation... 

Manipur Govt Decides To Extend AFSPA

IMPHAL: Manipur government has decided to extend the controversial Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) 1958 in the state for one more year from December 1. The decision to extend the AFPSA was taken last evening during a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh, sources said today. As... 

Strictly A Cong Affair?

The clarion call sounded by various social organizations to boycott the visit of AICC president, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in the backdrop of the silent conspiracy entered into between Delhi and Dhaka should not surprise anyone, given the situation here and her standing in the Congress, which is... 

Sinister Language Of Silence

RK Sanayaima alias Meghen, he of the royal family who once ruled Manipur, may be a hero and the most ‘˜charismatic’ rebel leader in the State to many people who identify with his ideology and methodology, while on the other hand, there may be many whose hatred for the rebel leader may be... 

Irom Sharmila: The 10-Year Fast Against AFSPA

Image via Wikipedia Irom Sharmila personifies struggle to protect civil and human rights. Hers is Independent India‘s unmatched tireless selfless movement for the noble cause. As she completes 10 years of her fast against excessive powers to khaki, TwoCirlces.net presents a 3-part series... 

Dignified 10 Yrs Of Fasting Demanding Revocation Of AFSPA Sharmila: Role Model For All Oppressed People

IMPHAL, Nov 2: Even as a large number of artistes led by eminent film maker Aribam Syam Sharma staged a day-long fast at Khoyathong here today in support of Irom Sharmila Chanu‘s ongoing campaign against AFSPA, a five day-long observation to mark completion of her ten years of struggle has started. Talking...