Mizoram Assembly Adopts Resolution Condemning Racist Attacks On People From North East

AIZAWL, Nov 14: The Mizoram Assembly on Friday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning racist attacks on people from the North East and offered its condolences to victims’ families. The resolution also expressed hope that such racist attacks do not happen in future. Mizo National front MLA Lalruatkima, who moved the resolution, made an emphatic plea for a unanimous adoption, saying in his speech,...

Blame The Racists, Not The Victims

In a pathological society where gender prejudices dictate the society’s moral assumptions and perceptions, girl-victims of crimes are often stereotyped and denounced by the society as “cheap” and “loose”. The morbid reaction of male hypocrisy towards the recent racist-murder of late Juliet Zonunmawi in New Delhi was utterly pathological and dehumanizing. Morality seems to be irrelevant so...

Northeast And The Fraught Question Of Racism In India

The death of Nido Taniam, a 19-year old boy from Arunachal Pradesh in Delhi on 29 2014 after a racially-inspired assault has put the issue of racism within India in the spotlight. Historically, India was loath to countenance the fact of racism within its borders. This reluctance to face up to the reality of racism assumes a different character when it involves the ‘Mongolian fringe’ in the Northeast....

Myanmar Rises In India’s Strategic Calculus

English: Burma (Myanmar) (dark green) / ASEAN (dark grey) (Image Credit: Wikipedia) India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited Myanmar on Aug 8-11 to attend a number of meetings held in Nay Pyi Taw to boost New Delhi’s ties with ASEAN and other Asia-Pacific nations. Swaraj also held bilateral talks with the leaders of the host country, Myanmar, as part of the Narendra Modi government’s...

Peace In Sight, ULFA Victims Speak Up

As the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) prepares for peace talks with the Centre, the victims of its terror demand a say in the process. FOR 18 YEARS, Bhobendra Chandra Kalita, 48, has been lying crippled in his house at Chamatiapara of Assam’s Darrang district. Almost every night, he has nightmares of the fateful day when his world came crashing down. On 15 August 1992, when the rest of the...

Delhi Agrees To Defer Talk

IMPHAL, May 29 : The Union Home Ministry has agreed to indefinite postponement of the tripartite talk involving the United Naga Council (UNC), the State Government and Government of India scheduled to held tomorrow (May 30) at Senapati. An official source informed that the State Cabinet deliberated on the failure of the UNC to spell the demands/issues in advance which would be discussed at the tripartite...

Five More In Line For Heart To Heart Benefits

IMPHAL, May 22: Sustaining its noble project christened, ‘Heart to heart’, Rotary Club of Imphal (RCI) president Dr Modhumangol Singh announced that four children with congenital heart disease would undergo surgery/treatment in the first week of June this year. The 14th batch of beneficiaries under the project comprise five  children and will leave for Mission Hospital in Durgapur next month,...

Naga Reconciliation Prayer On May 13

DIMAPUR, May 11: Naga leaders will conglomerate in Kohima from May 13 to participate in the 3-day prayer program for the Naga reconciliation. Organized by Naga Shisha Hoho Prayer Group, leaders of the Naga Hoho, the United Naga Council (UNC), Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), Naga Mothers Association (NMA), Naga Women Union Manipur (NWUM), Eastern Naga People’s Organization (ENPO), Eastern Naga...

Press Release: Christian Council Welcomes Manipur Government’s Appointment Of Christian Member In Minority Commission

All India Christian Council Delhi Office: RZ 61, 4th Floor, Palam Vihar, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075. Tel 25084561 Press Release Christian Council Welcomes Manipur Government’s Appointment of Christian Member in Minority Commission Imphal, April 21, 2011, All India Christian Council (aicc) welcomes Manipur government’s appoint of a Christian member representative in the state minority commission....

Khaidem Mani Lambasts Central Government

IMPHAL, Apr 18: Noted human rights activist Khaidem Mani has lambasted New Delhi accusing the latter of meting out step-motherly treatment on the North East people. Driving home his point, Khaidem Mani said when social activist Anna Hazare fasted for few days the Government of India comfortably obliged to acknowledge the activist’s agitation. “However, Irom Sharmila from Manipur resorting...

IGNOU Holds Its 22nd Convocation

NEW DELHI, April 2: The world largest university Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has awarded 44,926 Bachelor’s degree, 20,755 Master’s degree, 59,042 Diplomas, 90,618 Certificates and three PhD’s today at the 22nd Convocation held at its Convention Centre here in Maidan Garhi. Union Minister for Human Resource and Development Kapil Sibal was the chief guest during the ceremony...

UNLF Blames New Delhi For Resource Drain

IMPHAL, Feb 20: The proscribed UNLF has accused New Delhi of draining resources of Manipur. For this, the Government ought to compensate the people of Manipur, the outfit asserted in a press release issued by its senior publicity officer Ksh Yoiheiba. The outfit categorically stated that it would be impossible to exchange the sovereignty of Manipur with the money released by New Delhi in the name of...

ULFA Leaders Meet PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 14: A delegation of ULFA leaders, led by its ‘chairman’ Arabinda Rajkhowa, today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, days after the group sat for unconditional talks with the Government. The ULFA leaders closeted with the prime minister for about 15 minutes and are understood to have discussed about the initiatives taken to bring a lasting peace in Assam. Sources, however,...