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Black Day Solemnly Observed At Sadar Hills

Black Day observed at Sadar Hills. (Image Credit: The Sangai Express) KANGPOKPI, Sep 13: The Kuki Black Day or Sahnit Ni was observed in Sadar Hills to mark the deaths of Kuki people killed during the ethnic clash which broke out in the 1990s. People clad in black abstained from daily activities. Black... 

The Kuki-Naga Conflict In The Light Of Recent Publications II

Some Critical Observations on the Recent Books Recently two doctoral theses on the Kuki–Naga conflict have been published as books. Singh (2008: x–xi) identifies the Kuki–Naga conflict as an ‘extension of the conflict due to the claim over a territory as one’s own exclusive homeland by ethnic... 

The Kuki-Naga Conflict In The Light Of Recent Publications

This brief article critically reviews various recent essays and publications on the Kuki–Naga conflict of the 1990s. The conflict has resulted in uprooting hundreds of villages, with the loss of more than a thousand lives, destruction of valuable properties and internal displacement. While British... 

Ganja Jaunts : A Theory Of Manipur

Here is a question which is never going to come up in any competitive examination: What’s common about Nagas’ Alternative Arrangement, Kukis’ Homestate demand, Meiteis’ claim for ST status, and a bomb blast in front of the almost fortified CM’s bungalow, nearing Independence Day? The answer... 

BRIEF NEWS: May 11, 2011

Pottery centre at Thongjao IMPHAL, May 10: A pottery production cum training centre would be opened at Thongjao under Khadi Commission of Government of India. Necessary fund for the centre has been already released by the Khadi Commission and compound fencing work initiated, said a source. Expressing... 

Adverse Effect Of Manipur (VA in Hill Areas) Act, 1956

The proposed Manipur (Village Authority in Hill Areas) (Amendment) Act, 2011 should be affected at the earliest if the amendment is to be made regarding the post of Chairmanship of village authority. It may be pertinent to mention that the Hill Commissioner, Govt of Manipur in its letter No.9/26/92-CHA(i)... 

Kuki Chiefs Raise Voice Against Amendment Of VA Act

IMPHAL, Apr 18: A strong message has been sent out by burning an effigy of the chief minister of Manipur in protest against the proposed agenda of the government to amend the structure of power of Kuki polity through Manipur (village authority in the hill areas) amendment act, 2011. The effigy of the... 

Reply To Hills-Valley Divide Or Afraid Of Modernity

A good and extensive statements and sincere expression of views made by Dr N Somorendra Singh carry a good number of points and this merit deeper thought. We know the game of politics as dirty. Sometimes hazy and associated with plunder that befall a nation. Manipur today is polluted on all fronts. The... 

Kuki Chiefs Issue Clarion Call

IMPHAL, Apr 13: Kuki chief association of Sadar Hills in Manipur spoke in one voice saying that the Kukis have been an independent tribe in the hills of Manipur even before the incursion of the British, which the Rajas of Manipur have attested successively by not interfering into the affairs of the hills.... 

Seminar On Composite History Of Kukis Begins

IMPHAL, Apr 1: a two day seminar on the topic ‘Haipou Jadonang, Rani Gaidelieu and Kuki rebellion in the composite history of Manipur’ organized by National Research Centre, Manipur commenced from today at Manipur Dramatic Union Hall, Yaiskul Police Lane. Speaking as resource person in the morning... 
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Hills-Valley ‘Divides’ or Afraid of Modernity? — III

In contrast to the hills, there have been continuous changes in the valley; the concept and composition of valley population, its democratic and administrative institutions or in other aspects. Valley is inhabited by Meiteis (numerically the largest) followed by Manipuri Muslims (Pangals), Nagas, Kukis... 

UKLF Sheds Light On Homeland Demand

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Asserting that it is not oppose to Kuki State but it should be based on SoO, United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) has explained why it has raised the demand for Kuki (Khulmi) Development Council in the present scenario. In a statement, information and publicity secretary of the outfit... 

BRIEF NEWS: February 26, 2011

Son kills father IMPHAL, Feb 25: In an incident that was as abhorrent as the crime itself, a son hacked his father to death at Khordak Awang Leikai in Bishnupur district. According to a delayed police report, the victim identified as Ningthoujam Sanatomba (55) of Khordak Awang Leikai was found dead along...