NPMHR Recalls Oinam, Mao Incidents

Naga youths participate in the 'caravan of anguish' demonstration at the Senapati Distric Headquarters. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Apr 16: The Naga Peoples Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) kick-started the “Remembering Oinam 1987 and Mao Gate 2010” today at Senapati (Tahamzam) by taking out a “Caravan of Anguish”. In the infamous “Operation Blue Bird”, Assam Rifles murdered...

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 out to them by the State and its functionaries. Whoever raises their voice could be deemed as ‘terrorist’...

AFSPA And Unsolved Massacres In Manipur

HEIRANGOITHONG massacre: March 14, 1984: Thousands were watching a volley ball match at the Heirangoithong Volley Ball Ground in Imphal. Some extremists tried to snatch weapons from the CRPF personnel there which resulted in the CRPF beginning to fire killing five people. The injured extremists soon fled. The CRPF at the spot then began to shoot indiscriminately at the crowd, and more joined the team...

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 take action in the case pertaining to the arrest, ‘˜rape’ and custodial killing of...