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Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh

Huirem Naresh, a resident of Keishamthong Elangbam has been with Imphal Times since its start, 2013. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Naresh is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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AMSU condemn granting of bail to drug lord; Question the sincerity of the Govt. and Judiciary

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Imphal, May 26:

The All Manipur Students’ Union has vehemently condemned the release of drug lord Lhukhosei Zou on interim bail on May 20 and simultaneous transfer of NAB’s Additional SP Thounaojam Brinda who is in charge of the case.
A press statement sign by Lhunpao Lupheng, Publicity Secretary of the AMSU said that the release of the drug lord seems to be rather a preplan by taking advantage when the CSOs, students’ bodies, and Meira paibi along with the people of the state are busy fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. The students’ body said that the release of the drug lord smell red as the bail hearing was conducted three times during this month when the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 is enforced and released him on bail on medical ground. It said that Lhukhosei Zou had been released on bail earlier and as he failed to appear at the court he had been announced, absconder. At such circumstances the AMSU said that they are not sure whether the court will continue the trial with sincerity.
On the other hand, Manipur Judicial Association had filed a complaint to the Cyber Crime Police in connection with a Facebook post which the Additional SP of NAB, Th. Brinda Devi uploaded, terming it as derogatory. When the case is yet to complete the government to transfer her. This should not be done, the students’ body observe.
The student’s body further said that the granting of bail to drug lord Lhukhosei Zou and transfer of Additional SP Brinda smells not only corrupt practice by the judge by also indicated government’s hand for the release of the drug lord. The AMSU also question of the judiciary can be played by the government at their will.     

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‘Lockdown has brought many in misery’

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Imphal, May 25:

Young Minds Collection, Manipur had stated that the ongoing lockdown to contain COVID-19 has brought utmost misery onto the migrant workers, students and daily wagers.

“We have heard many poor people dying due to this sudden lockdown, not by the Coronavirus disease during the last two months,” a statement issued by the organisation said.

It added that some died due to scarcity of food and some died while trying to get home by walking 100s of KM. Many stranded students studying outside have been going through a lot of shortcomings due to the current situation.

Young Minds collection further expressed dissatisfaction on the May 23 incident where a special train for Manipur which was supposed to take all the stranded Manipuri Students (Talbas) from Bharuch District, Gujarat suddenly left without carrying half of them after making them waited for hours.

The organisation terms the act as deliberate and discrimination against the poor and vulnerable groups. The organisation condemns the act.

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DAMMS condemns Discrimination to Pangals

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Imphal, May 24:

A statement by Delhi Association of Manipur Muslim Students (DAMMS) said that maximum number of Manipuri students stranded in Gujarat is in Bharuch district.

It said that despite having highest number of students in this district,it has been reported that not a single student from this district has been included among the first evacuees who had headed back home on May 15.

On May 23 more than 200 pangals who all are in possession of valid IDs and valid train tickets have been abominably shackled from boarding the train after making them wait for more than two hours at Bharuch train station and the train have been left empty seated. And after, they have been told to go away by the train authorities and anyone who tried to enquire a bit was threatened to be in custody.

The DAMMS said that it was a complete humiliation and deliberate act of discrimination against the vulnerable groups and also a blatant irresponsible attitude of the government. The concerned authority must immediately intervene in this matter. If any situation arises to these stranded students, government should bear the whole responsibility, the DAMMS caution.

The Muslim students’ body strongly condemn to the act of discrimination and exclusion.

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Haomee says no Kukiland in Kangleipak

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Imphal, May 23:

Federation of Haomee today said that the effort for establishing a separate territory for Kuki in Kangleipak under the shadow of a foreign base rebel group KNO/KNA, which is ensuing suspension of operation with the government should stop immediately. The organization also urged both the government of Manipur and India to cease the suspension of operation with the outfit. The Federation of Haomee said this reacting to a statement given by the Defence Secretary of the KNF/KNO Thongsei Haokip on May 18 , 2020 on the 33rd Raising Day of KNF. The Defence Secretary reportedly stated that the government of India has approved for formation of a separate Kukiland in Kangleipak by July 2020. The organization urged the government of Manipur to clarify regarding the statement at the earliest.

The Haomee further said that, the Tribal forum Manipur on May 17 had submitted a written appealed to the Chief Minister stating that  the area of Chibu under Behang in the Indo- Myanmar where the Department of tourism , govt. of Manipur is constructing Chandrakirti Memorial Park was not the area of Meitei King but comes under the area of the Lushai Chief. The Tribal Forum also urged to take out the memorial stone of King Chandrakirti from the area, Haomee said. The Haomee said that the Chiobu stone inscription cannot be taken out as it is preserved under the Manipur Ancient and Historical Monuments and Archeological Sites and Remains Act, 1976.

The Haomee urged the Chief Minister to take the matter with extreme seriousness.

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