Giving a new dimension to the understanding of militarising a place, to borrow a phrase which has been used extensively by some Naga student organisations and Naga civil society organisations. How else does one explain the rationale of opening an Assam Rifles camp plumb inside the campus of Manipur University ?
Reaching out to the hills. Taking on board the Naga People’s Front in the Government. Inking a deal with the Churachandpur JAC and convincing them to claim the bodies of the eight people killed in the protest against the three Bills passed by the State Assembly on August 31, 2015.
No doubt about it. In as much as the National Food Security Act is about the efforts of the Government to ensure that people belonging to eligible households get the right to receive food grains at subsidised rates under the Targeted Public Distribution System, it stands that the State Food Commission, set up all over the country, is the mechanism to ensure that the food grains do get delivered without the same lining the pockets of some unscrupulous elements.
The Government should take note of the missive from the Deputy Commissioner of Kangpokpi. Or else Manipur will see yet another spell of her lifeline being cut off, this time not by any CSO but from the failure to heed the warning alert sounded by its man from Kangpokpi.
In urging doctors to treat people with a human touch, Chief Minister N Biren was literally underlining the point that haughtiness and impoliteness should have no place on a doctor’s profile.
A clear reflection of the sharp polarisation between the people of the hills and the valley. And nothing brought this out more clearly than on June 18, when the valley areas of Manipur observed the Great June, Unity Day at Kekrupat and the United Naga Council imposed a 12 hour total shut down in the Naga areas.
It is on record. The 2010 decision to sever all political ties with the Government of Manipur still stands. Not that this will alter the approach of the BJP led Government to the issues besieging the hill districts of Manipur, but it is still interesting to note that the UNC continues to stick to its stand even after a lapse of seven years and a change in the Government.
No strong enough words to condemn the dastardly killing of two young men at Ukhrul allegedly by cadres of the NSCN (IM) and don’t be surprised if the case dies a natural death.
It is encouraging to see so many personalities coming forward to felicitate the young students who have excelled in the just announced Class X and Class XII examinations conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur, Council of Higher Secondary Education, Manipur and the Central Board of Secondary Education.
The current period is crucial. This is particularly true for parents whose children have just passed the Class X and Class XII examinations.
The barely three months old BJP led coalition Government seems to be right on track and it has to be admitted that the recently held Shirui Lily Festival, Barak Festival, Hill People’s Day held on the 10th of every month and the Meeyamgi Numit held on the 15th of every month have gone down well with the people. One just hopes that throwing its door open to the common people does not end as an exercise in populism but ensures something good and concrete for the people, otherwise opening its door to the people will mean nothing.
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