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Jeet Akoijam

Jeet Akoijam, Resident Editor of Imphal Times hails from Singjamei Liwa Road. Has been with Imphal Times since its start. A National level Rugby player and  a regular Trekker and Nature Lover, loves spending time in lap of Mother Nature. Jeet is the father of two lovely kids. Jeet can be contacted at [email protected]

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Normalcy cripple in Manipur as anti-CAB protestors called total shutdown

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Imphal, Dec. 9

Normal life in Imphal and other parts of the state has been severely affected due to total shut down called by MANPAC. Almost all streets of Imphal show less traffic flow as commercial transporters stay off the road. Except for some few shops almost all shops were seen closed since early morning. Even schools and colleges as well as private run offices and banks remain closed during the shutdown called. At Khwairanband Keithel large number of people staged a sit-in-protest in  Imphal .

Meanwhile AMSU protested in front of Kangla Main Gate against CAB. AMSU is a component of North East Students’ Organisation which called Manipur Total shut down on 10 December as a part of NESO North East wide  Total Shut down.

The 54 year old AMSU stood against illegal immigrants since 1980. First time in the history of MANIPUR AMSU launched a campaign against illegal immigrants. Two of the AMSU volunteer sacrifices their life for the future of the Manipur.

In 1980 AMSU,AMSCOC signed an agreement between the Government it clearly mentioned that

“The Foreigner must be identified on the basis of the census report 1951 and the National Register of Citizen 1951 and the village directory 1951”

In 2018, AMSU launched a campaign in Manipur  against CAB and submitted memorandum to Governor not to pass CAB.

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CPI stages sit-in-protest against CAB and Naga issue

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Imphal, Dec 7

Raising voices that the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) and impending solution to Naga peace process should not affect the interest and integrity of the state in any form, members of CPI Bishnupur District Council staged a sit-in protest at Bishnupur Ward no 7 Market Shed, today. Later, the demonstrators also distributed leaflets regarding the issues to the people passing along the Tiddim road.
Speaking to media persons, secretary of CPI Bishnupur District Council, K Bimol said that the public of North East India, especially Manipur should not fall for the verbal assurance given by the Union Home Minister. Questioning if the Centre is considering people of Manipur as ‘fool’, K Bimol said that all left parties will unitedly oppose the contentious Bill so that the same is not passed. The protesters also shouted several slogans to save territorial, political and economic integrity of Manipur, apart from submitting a memorandum to the DC concerned to be handed over to Union Home Minister.

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YFPHR condemns M Binota’s action; Demands termination of her from the post of Chairperson of Women Commission

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Imphal, Dec 3

Expressing strong condemnation to the action of M Binota, who is the Chairperson of Manipur State Commission for Women at which she allegedly forced a lady to sign a divorce deed on November 26, the Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) had submitted memorandums to the Governor, Chief Minister and Social Welfare Minister of Manipur for termination of the lady from the post of the Chairperson.
In a press communiqué the  YFPHR said that the action of the Chairperson of of Manipur State Commission for Women, M Binota is actually not empowered under the powers and function of the Hon’ble Commission.
“ We condemn the action of acting like a Family Court by the Chairperson of MSCW and highly suspect that the Chairperson was acting on her vested interest but not as per the principles of the Commission”, the statement said.   
The statement of the YFPHR said that the Commission has been established for the upliftment and welfare of women who are deprived of their rights in the state of Manipur, however, series of action since the 26th of November, 2019 until yesterday by the Chairperson is been observed to demoralise, victimise and to suppress the woman without addressing the root causes.   
“We fear that if such action by the Chairperson is continued than the general masses will not trust the highest institution of women of the state, therefore, we appeal the Governor, Chief Minster and Social Welfare Minister to Terminate the Chairperson for her incompetency to discharge its duty, and be terminated under the Section 4 (3) of the Gazette of Government of Manipur after the enactment of “The National Commission for Women Act, 1990”   by exercising the Power of the State Government”, the statement added.

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State government trying all effort to resolve border dispute with Nagaland

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Imphal, Dec 2

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today said that the state government is making all its effort to resolve the issue of the boundary issues with Nagaland at Dzuko and Tungjoi. Talking to reporters today the Chief Minister said that regarding border dispute at Tungjoi in Senapati,  a committee formed the by the state cabinet had visited the disputed area at Tungjoi to gather first-hand account of the matter yesterday. The committee was formed to resolve boundary issues with Nagaland at Dzuko and Tungjoi, as per resolution of the State Cabinet.

Other members of the committee headed by Public Health and Engineering Minister Losii Dikho include Revenue Minister Karam Shyam and Tribal Affairs and Hills Minister N. Kayisii among others.

Chief Minister N. Biren Singh further said that the State Government had also sought intervention from the Centre as well to resolve the issue. Meanwhile, the State Government is currently in touch with the Government of Nagaland as well to bring an amicable and peaceful solution, he added.

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