Letters to Editor

Rebuttal to 'Ground report from Moreh : How Manipur's multicultural frontier became a homogenized centre of the Kukis', published in the Swaragya and carried by TSE on 23rd August 2023

Sir,From the perspective of Assam Rifles and the security forces  in the region, it is important to clarify a few points regarding the situation at Moreh:a) The portrayal of Moreh, a thriving semi-cosmopolitan town traversed by the trans-Asiatic road..

AR rebuts news item under caption ‘Locals demand withdrawal of AR from Pallel’

Sir,We wish to address the article published in "The Sangai Express" on 06 August 2023, which discusses the activities of the Assam Rifles in the Pallel area. While we hold the media's role in informing the public in high regard, it is of paramount import..

Burning since May 3, but still so many unanswered questions

Sir,I’m a young soul, an indigenous resident of Manipur and a citizen of India. The return of BJP Government as a “double engine” under the leadership of Pabung N Biren Singh as a single majority in the 2022 Manipur State Legislative Ass..

An open letter to the Hon’ble PM of India, New Delhi

Hon’ble Sir,The people of Manipur expected high hopes from your speech on the 19th July, 2023. The mass believed that your words will be a shower to the peoples & extinguish the flame of hatred among the Kukis and Meiteis. On the contrary, we ar..

Open letter to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Sir,On 3rd May, 2023, in the Kuki inhabited Churachandpur district, Kuki intruders, illegal immigrants, drug smugglers started burning houses and killing the innocent Hindu Meiteis, and other than the houses of the Meiteis many houses and properties of Ta..

Clarification to LB Singh's "Letter to the Editor" dated 28-07-2023

Sir, Shri LB Singh had mentioned in his "Letter to the Editor" two "inaccurate statements" appearing in my article titled "Resolving Kuki-Zo-Chin and Meitei Conflict" which appeared in your esteemed newspaper on 24th July, 2023. The alleged inaccurate sta..

Inaccurate statements in the article ‘Resolving Kuki-Zo-Chin and Meitei conflict’

Sir,I would like to bring out the following two inaccurate statements in the article ‘Resolving Kuki-Zo-Chin and Meitei conflict’ by Home Raikhan published in The Sangai Express on 24 July 2023:1. Not being clear on how to proceed with the imm..

“Accusations aimed at maligning the image of Assam Rifles”Subject: Rebuttal: Article published in The Sangai Express on 21 Jul 2023, ‘MPP EEFAM, CFJM condemn act defiling modesty of two women.’

Dear Editor,The Sangai Express in its 21 July 23 publication presented an allegation made by General Secretary (Media) , Manipur people’s party, that  “Assam Rifles and Central Security Forces personnel have been accused of killing innoce..

Rebuttal to 'Stop the partisan conduct, COCOMI advises'

Sir,The Sangai Express has published an article dated 14 Jul 2023 titled 'Stop the partisan conduct, COCOMI advises'. In the article published, COCOMI has presented a series of baseless and hostile claims regarding Assam Rifles and its alleged inaction in..

An open letter to the Prime Minister of India

Sir,In democracy, more specifically Indian democracy which is called the largest democracy in the world, mutual respect and honour is the guiding principle of command and confidence not based on the post one holds but based on moral principle of equality ..

Open letter to the Chairman Unified Command, Manipur

Sir,While congratulating your taking over the most challenging job as Chairman of the IAUC, Manipur and expressing our firm belief that you will do whatever is possible within your official, legal and discretionary powers to do justice with an iron hand t..

Manipur's Integrity (Open letter to Stakeholders)

Sir, Suspected (Burmese Kuki) militants spearheading violent attacks on native Manipuris (May 03, 2023 onwards) sent a ripple of anger and fear throughout the State. Demand for a separate (hill) administration added fuel to the fire. Central security forc..

Request to provide Broadband internet service for home-based employees

Sir,Most humbly I would like to draw the attention of the Government that many like me had been working as a home-based Medical Transcriptionist (Healthcare Industry) for US doctors or other employees working in IT/ITes companies where for even one day le..

Welcome move by Consumer Affairs

Sir, The Department of Consumer Affairs will tighten the rules and regulations for people (influencers) who influence people's thinking in the health and beauty sector with their advice and ideas. Health care and beauty products are a rapidly expanding bu..

Disappointed with the DMU doldrums!

Sir,This piece is written in a mood of serious concern and dismay over the rather unsavoury incidents and issues rattling Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) recently. Several newspapers including your own had been covering DMU’s student grievances, perta..

Alarming climate change

Sir,Earthquakes are one of the many dangerous and destructive natural disasters that can occur anywhere in the world, and as the recent quakes in Turkey and Syria demonstrate, they are definitely cause for concern. To begin with, there is no link between ..

An open letter to the Hon’ble Chief Minister, ManipurRef :- The editorial column of The Sangai Express dt. 31/01/2023

Hon’ble Sir,I would like to quote a few lines from the editorial referred above --- “Here is a case of concern and even alarm being raised over renaming a certain locality to suit the ethnicity of a people who came later to the place and such ..

Environmental damage in Bengaluru

Sir,The Bengaluru peripheral ring road project, which has been under scrutiny for over 16 years for the environmental damage it may cause, is back in the news. The Bangalore Development Authority has issued new tenders for the road's construction, despite..

An open letter to the Govt of Manipur

ir, As to the committee recently constituted by the Government of Manipur to look into the books on history, culture, tradition of Manipur to be published, I come across some write ups in a local daily. On seeing it, I am compelled to ask some such questi..

Open letter to the CM on the recruitment rally of Agniveers from Manipur

Sir,It is learnt that the recruitment rally under the Agnipath scheme for all districts of Manipur will be held at Bhagat Stadium, Rangapahar Military Stadium in Dimapur from 7th to 23rd September 2022. Here I would like to suggest you  kindly contac..

Open letter to the Chief Minister Petition for construction of motorable bridge over Barak River at Longjon village junction

Hon’ble Sir,Longjon village which is located near the famous Barak Waterfall locally called KHOUDUANG under Tousem sub-division,Tamenglong district has been experiencing the similar catastrophe almost every year during rainy season due to its topogr..

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Plight of State pensioners

Sir,It is often said that in order to understand someone’s pain you must put yourself in their shoes.With great admiration and belief in the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to invoke and draw the attention of the authorities concern..