Sh Ajit

Sh Ajit

Sh Ajit, a resident of Khongman, Imphal East is a regular contributor of Imphal Times mostly news photo and articles. He is a father of a lovely son. His favourite quote is " A Picture is worth Thousand words". He can be contacted at [email protected]

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Imphal, Aug 13

Recalling the sacrificial spirit of our ancestors who had spare no pains and dare mighty British army while fighting for the protection of our erstwhile nation , President of the Manipur Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC), Moirangthem Okendro today said that any threats or challenges to the integrity of the region can only be protected when we fight together as one while speaking on occasion of 129th Patriots’ Day observed at Congress Bhavan.

Earlier, fitting floral tributes were paid to the martyrs Yubaraj Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General and Paona Brajabashi along with unknown Manipuri war heroes who had sacrifice for that cause of the freedom of he erstwhile Manipuri Nation.

“We the future generation should not forget the sacrifices made by our forefather who had sacrifices without any fear fighting the mighty British empire”, Okendro said.

Yubaraj Bir Tikendrajit and Thangal General and Paona Brajabashi were hang to death on this day of August 13.

“Their courage and spirit for safeguarding the nation even at the cost of their live should not be forgotten by each and every one of us”, the MPCC president said.

Okendro also stated that the present framwork agreement, issues of border pillar with the neighbouring country and states and the process of delimitation may ingnite tension among various ethnic communities of the state who have living together peacefully from time immemorial. He called upon the people of the state to speak against the ruling government for taking advantage by framing short term political policy.

The MPCC President also blame the ruling regime for taking up measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic on their will and without consulting the people of the state. He said that from green zone , Manipur now has 12 death due to the pandemic , besides many people tested positive with COVID-19 pandemic still are denied of nutritious food.

“When pregnant lady dies as there were no hospital facilities and government still use lockdown and curfew as the only means”, Okendro said.

 CLP leader Okram Ibobi, CWC member Gaikhangam along with other congress leaders and MLAs were also present while paying tribute to the martyrs.

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Imphal, Aug 10:

HAOMI today said that demanding the government to stop issuing of ILP is sidelining of the responsibility of the people of the state.
A statement by the Vice president of HAOMI Hera Kabui said that sue to the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic , issuance of ILPS has been suspended since March 18and on July 21 issuance of the ILP permit started again by an order of the Special Home Secretary. The statement said that eve n as various Civil society bodies have been appealing to stop issuing of the ILP pass , the authority turn debt and continue to issue the ILP permit to outsiders.
Federation of Haomi said that urging authority to stop issuing of ILP pass is lost of self confidence to the people .
Who are transporting the outsiders, who are keeping them and who are using them have been use , is known to each and everyone of us. The HAOMI Vice President said that we should not let the issue of ILP to government alone , we all should take equal responsibility to implement ILPS. He also question about the influx of KUKI outsiders who had been mixed with the people of the state . He said identification of outsider is the duty of the people and issuing of pass is the duty of the government.
Meanwhile, The Oriental Leveler Association has stated the government to stop issuing of ILP during COVID-19 pandemic.

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Imphal, Aug 9:
Indigenous People’s Association of Kangleipak (IPAK) Manipur expressed serious concern over the smuggling of drugs and other narcotic substances to earn easy money when the people are facing extreme suffering due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A statement of the association said that several women bodies of Kangleipak have been spending sleepless night to save their children from the menace of the drugs. The mothers of the society in hands with various organization has been has been fighting to save the children of the society from narcotics substances like WY tablet, No. 4, Opium , Cannabis , Tobacco and alcohol.
Those selfish individuals who have been smuggling the narcotic substances to root out Manipuri society should not be let free and IPAK demanded immediate effective action from the government to make sure that the smugglers are punished as per the law.
As for IPAK those smugglers of narcotic substances are enemy of the state .
The association questioned the government on the reason for the delayed in submitting charge sheet of those arrested in connection with drug smuggling cases. It said that such delayed in the submission of charge sheet make easier for the culprits to escape . IPAK said that such delayed had created mistrust to the people about the involvement of law enforcers as well as those in power in the government . IPAK suggested an enquiry in the connection to make sure that those involved are punished and save the youths of today who will be the future of the nation.
IPAK also expressed suspicion over some hidden agenda of some vested interested people to eradicate the Manipuri society. “Thousands have been killed in staged encounter and now many youths are being targeted to eradicate using drugs, is there a policy to wipe out the Manipuri society”, IPAK said adding that involvement of government functionaries who are holding responsible position is unfortunate.
The government should be serious to those people who are smuggling drugs and narcotics substances to make easy money when the people are facing extreme hardship due to the pandemic.
IPAK appealed the government to act effectively and punished those responsible in the drug smuggling case irrespective of who is who.

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Imphal, Aug 8:

Ahead of the World’s Indigenous Peoples Day which falls on August 9, the Center for Research and Advocacy , Manipur (CRA) greets the people of the state and expressed serious concern with the increased case of infection of indigenous peoples to COVID -19 infection, abetted by limitation in health in health infracture and inadequate testing facilities in Manipur.

A statement said that the increased loss of lives due to denial of urgent medical needs of non-COVID patients by medical establishment in Manipur on pretext of following Covid -19 regulations if a matter of serious concern.

The CRA also stated that the aggressive pursuance of extractive industries, unsustainable energy projects and large infrastructure projects under India’s Act East policy. Several memorandum of understanding were signed for dam building, oil exploration , mining , agribusiness etc. in Manipur . The jubilant Energy and Oil India Limited commenced oil and gas exploration woks in the year 2012 and 2017 without peoples’ consent in Tamenglong, Churanchandpur , Imphal West Districts etc.

The CRY demanded the government of Manipur to withdraw MoUs and all licenses granted to oil companies, mining companies , dam building companies etc without recognizing peoples’ self determined rights over their land and without their consent. It demanded to revoked all MoUs signed for mining and and for revocation of dam building proposal.

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