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AFSPA-Relevance Of 2004

Image Credit: Joe Athialy More than 6 years down the line, since she was brutalized and later shot dead by Assam Rifles personnel on July 11, 2004, the name of Th Manorama continues to stir inner most sentiments. Other than Irom Chanu Sharmila, no one has been able to bring the people together shoulder... 

Inaction On Manorama Case Flayed

IMPHAL, Jan 11: Decrying the alleged failure of the Government of Manipur to act for the last seven years even after the personnel of 17 Assam Rifles involved in the brutal rape and murder of Thangjam Manorama have been identified, woman activist K Taruni has warned that the Government should not take... 

Changing Face Of Counter Insurgency Operations

A Manorama can land a crippling blow on their image and portray them as people in uniform who are out to terrorize the people, who they should be actually protecting. A Malom massacre  can give birth to the crusader in Irom Chanu Sharmila, that Delhi found it necessary to take a fresh look at the Armed... 

Manipuri Is Not Merely A Dance

The Jawaharlal Nehru Hospital in east Imphal is jam-packed with women. Most of them mothers, aged between 70 and 75. They have been there from early dawn, perhaps skipping their breakfast. Tension was palpable in the atmosphere. Gun toting khaki clad policemen menacingly observed the scene, outside the... 

And Justice For All

Two developments within the space of ten days or so have succeeded, what all the verbal criss-crossing of the State with black topped roads and raining down promises of drinking water facilities have failed and that is instill confidence and trust in the justice delivery system and Government agencies.... 

AFSPA: Time To Ink Its Epitaph

Ideally this question should not have come up in the first place, especially in the land of the Buddha and Gandhi and which has the distinction of being the largest democracy in the world. Not only this, India is also one of the few countries of the erstwhile British Empire, where democracy has succeeded,... 

AFSPA: Prescribing Colas For Cold

It cannot get clearer than this. The Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court with Justice Amitabh Roy and Justice BS Agarwal on the bench, in their August 31, 2010, ruling has clearly stated that the State Government can go ahead and peruse the report submitted by the C Upendra Commission and accordingly... 

HC Verdict Energizes Manorama’s Family, Pushes For Fit Penalty, No More MHA Caveat, Ball In State Government’s Court

Imphal, Sep 6: With the Principal Seat of the Gauhati High Court allowing the State Government to open and act upon the findings of the Justice Upendra Commission in the murder of Thangjam Manorama Devi by Assam Rifles soldiers, the victim’s family has urged the authorities to expedite the ruling...