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Pinky Salam

Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter  is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]

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‘The allegations of Popular Front’s financial funding for anti-CAA protest are baseless’

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Imphal, Jan 28

Popular Front of India expressed strong condemnation to the news reports that are published in various news channels regarding Popular Front’s financial link to instigate the CAA protest.
A statement of the PFI said that the news channels have attributed the report to Enforcement Directorate through some “unnamed sources” but the ED has not contacted our organization, nor the ED has issued any such official statement regarding these allegations.
The news attributes around 73 bank accounts to Popular Front and states that Rs. 120 crore was transferred through these “alleged” Popular Front accounts to fund the anti-CAA protest. Popular Front of India had stated it multiple times that we fully comply with the law of the land and the allegation of Rs.120Cr transferred from the Popular Front’s accounts just before the CAA protest is totally baseless and the people who are leveling these allegations should prove these claims.
It further said that few news channels also alleges funds transferred from the Kerala state Popular Front of India account for advocates like Kapil Sibal, Dushyant Dave and Indira Jaising. This statement exposes the intention of the vested interested who are keen to blame Popular Front for everything that is happening in India. The truth is that transfers were made in 2017 as a lawyer fees for these advocates for the Hadiya Case. This transfer was openly declared by Popular Front in various public meetings. Attributing a fees transfer that happened in 2017 as a funding for 2019 CAA protest is totally absurd and exposes the intention to defame Popular Front.
The statement continue that another allegation leveled is the transfer of funds to Popular Front’s Kashmir Wing.
“It is a open fact that Popular Front of India does not have any wing or branch in Jammu and Kashmir. We challenge the so called “Unnamed Sources” to prove that there is any wing of Popular Front working in Kashmir. Popular Front carried out extensive flood relief work in Kashmir in 2014 and built more that 100 houses for the flood victims which was also openly declared by the organization in 2014 itself through official publications. Assigning the 2014 flood relief as 2019 anti-CAA protest funding makes it clear that there is a planned vilification campaign going on against Popular Front to stop our growth”, the statement added.
The PFI said that they are confident that the fate of these series of allegation will also be like the ones before which could never be proved. Recently the UP and Assam government alleged Popular Front’s role in the anti-CAA protest related violence and even arrested our state level leaders. But their claims proved to be nothing but imaginations when they could not prove anything in the court and our leaders were released on bail.

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CRPF celebrates 71ST Republic Day

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Imphal, Jan 27

Group Centre CRPF, Langjing Imphal, celebrated 71st Republic Day with cheers and enthusiasm. On the auspicious occasion, GC CRPF, Langjing Imphal organized various programmes. First of all Chief guest Sh. Anshuman Yadav, IPS, IGP M&N Sector took guard of honour there after he hoisted the National flag, Sh. D.K. Tripathi, DIGP, M&N  Sector Hqr, Sh. Suresh Sharma, DIGP, M&N Sector Hqr, Sh. I.Lokendra Singh, DIGP, GC CRPF, Shri P.K. Singh DIGP, Range Imphal and other officers saluted the National Flag and sang National Anthem along with the Chief Guest. Sh. Anshuman Yadav, IPS, IGP M&N Sector addressed all officers, SOs and other ranks and brought out about the importance of Republic Day and remembered the CRPF personnel who have sacrificed their lives for the save of country.
After that the Chief Guest read out the name of CRPF bravehearts who have been awarded, Gallantry Medals, Distinguish and Meritorious Service Medal and congratulated them. The Chief Guest also conveys his best wishes to all officers SOs, other ranks and their families on the occasion of 71st Republic Day. Lastly he distributed sweets to the officers, SOs and other ranks.

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MHRC have no adequate manpower, vehicles; YFPHR urges for immediate upgradation

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Imphal, Jan 25

Youth’s Forum for Protection of Human Rights (YFPHR) has urge the Government of Manipur to upgrade the Manipur Human Rights Commission by notifying to open the Administration Division, Law Division, Investigation Division and Research and Transparency Division at the earliest. It also urged  to provide sufficient Vehicles which could reach out every nook and corner of the state besides setting up Human Rights Cell in every districts of the state of Manipur.
“We learned that due to lack of enough manpower and the infrastructure within the Manipur Human Rights Commission, various cases on the violation of Human Rights could not be properly addressed as the primary Divisions such as Administration, Law, Investigation and Research and Transparency  Divisions are still lacking since its establishment”, the Forum said and added that without the aforementioned Divisions the full fledged functioning of the commission will be hampered during the course of certain proceedings with regard to the cases of Human Rights violations.
The commission at present have no proper vehicles and adequate manpower to visit far flung places to to conduct enquiry of human rights violations.

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Frequent transfer of bureaucrats irked KSA

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Imphal, Jan 23

Kangleipak Students’ Association (KSA) today questioned the rationale behind the frequent transfer of bureaucrats officers as it affect the welfare of the students when it comes to transfer of Commissioner and Director of the Higher and Technical Education Manipur.

A statement of the student body asked if the frequent transfer is for the convenience of administration or on the personal interest of those in power in the government. The KSA said that it strongly oppose the transfer of Commissioner and Director of the Higher and Technical Education Manipur before the completion of the academic session. The transfer of the Commissioner and Director will put halt to the welfare programme of the students being taken up by them. It appealed the government to halt the transfer of the two until the financial year.

On the other hand the Commissioner is also looking after as Vice Chancellor of the DM University and his transfer may affect the functioning of the university. KSA appealed the government authority to stop frequent transfer at inappropriate time.

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