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Narendra Modi Wants To “Act East” But Catching Up With China Won’t Be Easy

Pretty Photo, Paltry Trade. (Image Credit: Reuters/Soe Zeya Tun) India’s “Look East” policy has transformed into the “Act East” policy under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as he seeks to reinvigorate New Delhi’s relationship with Southeast Asia. At the annual summit of the 10-member Association... 

Understanding the Politics of Plebiscite —Towards Participatory Conflict Transformation—

Factors Triggering Plebiscite Proposal Responding to the call of the former State Governor, Dr SS Sidhu, for insurgent groups to shun violence and find peaceful democratic solution to the problem, the United National Liberation Front, UNLF, had floated a four-point proposal for holding plebiscite under... 

Plebiscite Call Picks Up Velocity

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The call for plebiscite to resolve the Indo-Manipur conflict is steadily gaining momentum with a public meeting endorsing earlier resolutions adopted during similar public meetings that people should be taken into confidence while resolving     the conflict situation. The public meeting... 

Peoples’ Participation In Resolving Conflict Begins To Fire Imagination Of Many, Meet Deliberates On Indo-Manipur Conflict

Call for people's participation catches the imagination of many. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Mar 6: A public meeting on Indo-Manipur conflict and public   participation in resolving the conflict was held today at Saiton Keithel in Bishnupur district. Addressing the meeting, Nupi Samaj general... 

Sekmai Meet Endorses Plebiscite Call

Public meeting on Plebiscite underway in Sekmai. Image Credit: Sangai Photo IMPHAL, Jan 16: A public meeting held today at Sekmai Koujengleima community hall has endorsed the call for holding plebiscite so that people can participate in resolving the Indo-Manipur conflict. The public meeting held under... 

UN Envoy Briefed On Human Rights Scenario In State

Human rights crusaders pose for the lens with the UN envoy inset Margaret Sekaggya. Image Credit: The Sangai Express. GUWAHATI, Jan 14: Special Rapporteur on Situation of Human Rights Defenders, United Nations, Margaret Sekaggya has taken serious note of the alleged atrocities being perpetrated by security... 

India Has No Right To Put Sanayaima On Trial, Asserts UNLF

IMPHAL, Dec 27: The pro-scribed United National Liberation Front (UNLF) has asserted that New Delhi has no right to put its Chair-man Sanayaima on trial. Stating that he was a freedom fighter struggling to re-establish the lost sovereignty of Manipur, the outfit claimed that Indian court cannot put Sanayaima... 

Human Rights Day 2010 – I: Protecting The Right To Defend Human Rights

The United Nations designated theme for international Human Rights Day on 10th December 2010 is human rights defenders who act to end discrimination. In Manipur, discrimination and human rights abuse continue unchecked in our society and human rights defenders acting against discrimination and related... 

Millennium Development Goals And North-East India ‘”The Significance, Grim Reality, Challenges And Suggestions

This year, a comprehensive review of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) was undertaken by world leaders during September 20 – 22, 2010, in New York. A decade has passed since the world leaders met in September 2000 at the UN; there, they pledged and committed themselves ‘˜to spare no effort... 

Whereabouts Of RK Sanayaima- Family Approaches UN To Direct Delhi, Dhaka To State Clear Stand

IMPHAL, Oct 19: Family members of UNLF chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima, whose whereabouts have remained a highly kept ‘State Secret‘ after his reported arrest by a combined team of RAW and Bangladesh police on September 29 last near Dhaka, have lodged a case with the United Nations High... 

NISC Hails Reconciliation Move By Naga Groups

IMPHAL, Sep 24: Observing that the road to concrete reconciliation is a difficult one and vowing to do just that is no token endeavor, Naga International Support Centre (NISC) has congratulated the three Naga rebel groups, namely NNC, NSCN-Khaplang and NSCN-Isak-Muivah for coming together as one under... 

Manipur And Its Mountains: Issues Of Development

This year is the International Year of Mountains. This observance has got two basic objectives. First it aims to raise the place value of mountains by evolving a sustainable development of these regions. Secondly, it endeavors to ensure a higher welfare of both mountain and lowland communities. Accordingly,... 

Terror Free Legal Regime

The United Nations Charter and the contemporary international law have repudiated illegal use of force barring in the event of self-defense. Armed conflicts and wars of national liberation do occur and they are regulated by the humanitarian laws- the Geneva, the Hague and the UN laws including the Martens...