Militarism And The Future Of Democracy In Manipur, Impressions From The Field

While most of the States in Northeast India are slowly but steadily edging towards the resolution of the multiple armed conflicts that have plagued them for decades, Manipur continues to remain unstable. In Assam, the dialogue process is underway with the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). In Nagaland, peace talks between the Union Government and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim–Isak-Muivah...

Colloquium On Militarism And Future Of Democracy In Manipur

Today violence has become a way of life in Manipur that it influences not only the ‘high politics’ but also the everyday life of the common men and women. It is not merely the presence of armed State forces and armed non-State groups that have to be taken into account while one discusses the issue of violence. It is the culture and the mindset of dealing with any issue in the society through militaristic...

Manipur University Seminar Ends

IMPHAL, Mar 26: “Democracy which we are practicing in India is not a mature democracy,” said M Nara, ex MLA on the third and the last day of the Colloquium “Militarism and Future of Democracy in Manipur” at the Senate Hall, Manipur University. He contended that the need of the hour is to fight for a mature democracy. He further observed that the role of the military is to protect the country...

Women, Children Most Affected: EEFVAM Prez

IMPHAL, Mar 26: Women and children are the worst affected sections because of the existing Indo-Manipur conflict, said EEFVAM president Renu Takhellambam Hungzo. Presenting a paper on ‘Women in Armed Conflict’ in the ongoing workshop being held in Senate Hall, Manipur University today, Renu observed that many women between 25 and 25 years have been widowed because of the Indo-Manipur armed conflict. The...