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BJP’s Agenda : Curtain raised

BJP- the political party of the Sangh Parivaar, which is the byproduct of the Hindu fascist, is doing everything following its ideology of making the country, a strong Hindu nation. Unlike others except for the Communist leaning political parties, there are real hard core leaders who never bother to fill their pocket but to fulfill the dream of making the country a centralize Hindu nation.
Since the coming of the BJP to power at the center, much had been seen to centralize the power. GST, Demonetization etc. are some of the process for centralization of power. Which means, the term “Quasi federalism” in the Indian democracy may soon be history with the country controlling from Delhi.
It is at this angle that liberal political thinkers and citizens of erstwhile kingdom which later merged to the Indian Union, assumed the BJP’s urgency to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 as a strategy to make the country- one nation, one religion.
Yearlong of congress ruled after British left the country soured many citizens due to anti incumbency factors and of course due to the failure to take care of small communities which were also citizen of India. Perhaps an alternative to the congress which could replaced the government was considered as the BJP – with its strong Parivaar supporting it. The entry of BJP to the North Eastern region was not because of their ideology but rather the only left over choice due to the series of mistakes committed by the congress during their rule. Or else winning 2 seats in both Meghalaya and Nagaland, which are Christian states, would never have been possible.
All was well in North Eastern states during the last four years of BJP government until the hidden agenda of the Hindutva fascism character emerges in the public spare. Their Anti Muslim attitude, their policy to engulf minority communities who speaks different languages across the country is slowly showing its true colour.
For people who follow Hindu religion settling in the North Eastern part of this country but have their cultural identity too started feeling unsafe with the kind of policies of the BJP, which follows the whims of the Sangh Parivaar, particularly the RSS.

The passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 at the Lok Sabha on January 8, almost burnt the entire North Eastern region. Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Tripura have strongly objected the CAB and the NPP which is ruling the Meghalaya by having an alliance with the BJP have also made their stand clear that they may cut off the tie if the Bill which is a threat to the people of the North East states is not considered for withdrawal. BJP rule Assam is in fire, with the AGP- their Alliance withdrawing support because of the CAB. Almost all conscious people and civil society organizations are agitating. In Tripura, the BJP government had even used bullets that cost the lives of some agitators against the Bill.
In Manipur, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, now is trying to twist the people’s opposition even by saying that he is against the Bill if a provision like “the Bill will not covered the state Manipur” has been included. But no such decision was taken either by calling a special assembly session or in the cabinet meeting. What makes people surprises was that , just some few days back, Chief Minister N Biren of Manipur had stated that, the Bill will make no trouble in the state if the “Manipur Peoples’ Bill, 2018’ has been assented by the President of India. And again just yesterday Mr. Biren in his speech said that it is us, that will protect ourselves. What he tried to say was that if the people keep on protecting their land from being occupied by migrants (legal or Illegal) Manipur will be protected.
The Chief Minister talks as if 100% of the population of Manipur are all educated besides having adequate income and have adequate knowledge of what would happen to the future if the outsiders occupied the state.  
On the other hand the idea of converting the Meetei Meitei into Scheduled Tribe will protect the people and land from the CAB is another matter which seems like a policy to divert the issue. Well and good ST demand for Meitei is okay and spreading propaganda that the CAB will be countered by the ST will not be believed as the ST states including Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya have been opposing the CAB.  
On one hand, the very concept of Secularism has been completely left out while preparing the Contentious CAB. It is unconstitutional, and those acting against the constitution are anti-national. So, why not declare the political party supporting the CAB as Anti-National.

State Settlement department says - no record of constructions in Agricultural land in the state

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Imphal, Jan 19,

Revenue Commissioner and the Settlement and Land Record Department of the Government of Manipur seems to have no knowledge of what to be answered on question sought through the Right to Information Act .

In queries by one Haobijam Surjit Meitei through RTI to the Revenue Commissioner  to provide details of the constructions of houses , Schools , Colleges, Brick firm , Hospital , Stone crusher, Package drinking water in agricultural land , the matter was referred to the Directorate of Settlement and Land Record Department , and  instead of giving detail reply the Directorate said that – agricultural land or Paddy field are protected under “ Manipur Conservation of Paddy land and Wetland Act 2014” without replying to the information sought.

The reply indirectly meant that there are no constructions of any kinds in agricultural land.

Imphal Times had earlier reported that M.R. Roller Flour Mill, owned by one Mahendra Kumar Jain, is being located at Agricultural Land at Mantripukhri . Besides, Imphal Times have also captured many constructions being carried out at Agricultural land.

What is surprising is that the Directorate of Settlement and Land Record of the Government of Manipur seem to have no record of constructions being going on at Agricultural Land in the state of Manipur.

Queries about the land property record of indigenous people as well as landless people of the state are being answered as “not applicable” by the Directorate of Settlement and Land record. Well, as for the record for landless indigenous people the Directorate may presumed it as not applicable, but the queries was sought to the Revenue Commissioner. As per the RTI, he being the competent authority has to take report from all the DCs of the District Administration and reply to what the RTI activist had wanted to know.

As per the Directorate of Settlement and Land Record, constructions on the river banks have nothing to do with the Department.

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Assam Rifles seizes huge quantity of contraband drugs worth crores

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Imphal, Jan 19,

Tengnoupal Battalion of 26 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) seized huge cache of drugs containing 12000 numbers of World is Yours (WIY) tablets, 96 grams of heroine and 1.644 kgs of brown sugar from Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP) Khudengthabi yesterday. 

On the previous day the troopers seized contraband drugs weapons of foreign origin.

As per report, the AR troopers acting on specific information regarding the transportation of drugs, a team of Tengnoupal Battalion, stopped a Maruti Brezza vehicle travelling from Moreh to Shillong for checking at Permanent Vehicle Check Post (PVCP) Khudengthabi at 1730 hours on 18 January 2019. The team diligently checked the vehicle and recovered Narcotic items duly concealed inside the vehicle.  The driver a resident of Kangpokpi, Senapati district confessed to the illegal carriage of contraband drugs. The driver, contraband drugs and vehicle are handed over to Anti Smuggling Unit, Custom Division Imphal.  

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Rahul Gandhi condemns detention of Kishorechandra under NSA

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Imphal, Jan 19,

President of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) has strongly condemn the detention of Imphal based journalist Wangkhem Kishorechandra by N. Biren Singh government under the National Security Act.

In a letter written to Kishorechandra, Mr. Rahl Gandhi said , “This is another attempt to use the state machinery to silence dissent. Over the past few months, we have witnessed the BJP government’s design to trample on constitutional rights of the people of Manipur”.

Mr. Rahul Gandhi further said that regressive force continues to unleash violence with impunity, while those who seek accountability from the state are being jailed.

“Fascist forces have not only attempted to destroy the idea of India but attack anyone who Challenges their distorted narrative”, Mr. Gandhi said adding that the Congress party stands in solidarity with Mr. Kishorechandra and will extend every possible support.

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Miscreants fire at doctor’s residence, Sit-in-protest staged

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Imphal, Jan 19,

A Sit-in-protest was held today at Singjamei Mayengbam Leikai by locals and Meira Paibis of  Singjamei Mayengbam Leikai against the firing of gun shots at the residence of Dr. Salam Nongthon an orthopaedic surgeon. The protest was organised by Social Development Organisation Club (SDO) and the local Meira Paibis. Unknown miscreants fire the gun shot on place on the 17th of January 2019 at the gate of Dr. Nongthon  at around 7.15 pm. Earlier too, miscreants  had  blank fire on January 15.
Speaking to media persons MK Ellawar President of SDO club said that they strongly condemn the firing at the doctor’s residence. He added there may be personal reasons but firing at the residence in residential area creates  a state of turmoil and panic to the family and the residence of the. Talks should be initiated to solve if there is any misunderstanding. He also appealed not to repeat such act in the future.
And it was also informed that no prior demands or threats were received to the doctor.

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Widespread Protest against CAB continues

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Imphal, Jan 19,

The contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 has led the state to be in a perpetual protest. Everyday different forms protest held at several places by different organisations and Meira Paibis but mainly spearheaded by the six students’ organization and JCILPS. Meetings, conventions and discourse were also held to address the issues of CAB. Today as a part of the protest against the bill several Meira Paibis and clubs staged sit-in-protest against the bill.
Speaking to media persons General Secretary of Iramdam Kanba Apunba Lup (IKAL) Wahengbam Luwangleima said that the protest was held to condemn the controversial CAB which passed at Lok Sabha. She also appealed to withdraw the CAB. She added that the bill will highly impact on Manipur and it will also lead to genocide of the indigenous people of the North East. If the Bill is passed at Rajya Sabha and becomes an act, the migrants will surely flooded entire North East leaving the faith of the indigenous people at stake. She added that they will support the movements spearheaded by the six students bodies against the CAB and will also intensify it.
The protest was organised by IKAL at Uripok near Cheirap Court.
Also similar sit-in-protest against the CAB was held by the Meira Paibis, clubs and locals of Keishampat Keisham Leikai, Uripok Khoisnam leikai, Uripok Laikhurembi leikai and Ghari Awang Leikai.

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Societal development depends on Human Resource Development: Dy. CM

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Imphal, Jan 19,

 Deputy Chief Minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh has said that development of a society depends on development of human resource in the society. He was speaking at the Silver Jubilee Celebration of R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya held at Haotal, Pangei in Imphal East today. Deputy Chief Minister said, among the resources which are the parameters of development, human resource is one of the most important one. He said, imparting quality education to the younger generation for a better future is the aspect through which lots of efforts have been made from various quarters of society. Emphasising the need to impart quality education to the young minds, Joykumar Singh said, education is not merely the academic achievements but also to build character and develop personality. Building character and personality development requires inculcating extra and co-curricular activities in school life. Sports, culture of its own and other cultures around us should be taught to students so that good moral discipline can be developed. By imparting these things, students can be developed to the best level and their ability to think will definitely be enhanced. Appreciating the efforts made by R.K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya in imparting quality education to the girls, Deputy Chief Minister said, for the last many years this institution has been contributing a lot in human resource development in the State.  
Expressing concern over the increasing culture of private tuition in the State, Deputy Chief Minister said classroom teaching will be helpful if students can take time and digest what they learnt at the classrooms to their homes. They should be given enough time to digest and enjoying their studies.
Vice-Chairperson of R.K. Sanatombi Devi Educational Institutions T. Asha Devi said an honest and strong partnership with a holistic approach between teachers, students and parents will lead to develop human resource in the state. It is in this direction that the group has been working for the last many years and will continue in future too.
Deputy Chief Minister also opened an Art & Craft Exhibition at the school campus. Teachers and contributors who have been associating with the Vidyalaya were also honoured in the celebration.

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Round table discussion on ‘Conservation of Pony’ held

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Imphal, Jan 19,

The Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University today organised a round table discussion on ‘Conservation of Pony’ at Anthropology Department, MU.

Speaking to media persons Vijaylakshmi Brara Associate Professor for Centre of Manipur Studies MU, she said that the plight of the indigenous pony is in grave danger. Many of the ponies died because of food poisoning, roads accidents and many other sickness and also then death rate of the ponies still increases.

She said that none of the policies drafted in the gazette notifications regarding the conservation of ponies are seen to be implemented at ground level. She also said that there is no proper breeding space and grazing ground for the ponies to be kept with care and protection.

She also appealed that the school curriculum needs to include the knowledge on Manipuri polo as well as the children to be sensitized towards the cultural heritage which the game entails which is a proud heritage.

And she finally concluded that there is an urgent need to protect and conserve the Manipuri Pony.

Members of MHRPA and AMPA along with the players and veterinaries from USA, Argentina Kenya, Canada  along with the Ambassador of Argentina as well as academicians from agriculture and animal husbandry and faculty and research scholars participated in the discussion.  

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BJP’s Agenda : Curtain raised

BJP- the political party of the Sangh Parivaar, which is the byproduct of the Hindu fascist, is doing everything following its ideology of making the country, a strong Hindu nation. Unlike others except for the Communist leaning political parties, there are real hard core leaders who never bother to fill their pocket but to fulfill the dream of making the country a centralize Hindu nation.
Since the coming of the BJP to power at the center, much had been seen to centralize the power. GST, Demonetization etc. are some of the process for centralization of power. Which means, the term “Quasi federalism” in the Indian democracy may soon be history with the country controlling from Delhi.
It is at this angle that liberal political thinkers and citizens of erstwhile kingdom which later merged to the Indian Union, assumed the BJP’s urgency to pass the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 as a strategy to make the country- one nation, one religion.
Yearlong of congress ruled after British left the country soured many citizens due to anti incumbency factors and of course due to the failure to take care of small communities which were also citizen of India. Perhaps an alternative to the congress which could replaced the government was considered as the BJP – with its strong Parivaar supporting it. The entry of BJP to the North Eastern region was not because of their ideology but rather the only left over choice due to the series of mistakes committed by the congress during their rule. Or else winning 2 seats in both Meghalaya and Nagaland, which are Christian states, would never have been possible.
All was well in North Eastern states during the last four years of BJP government until the hidden agenda of the Hindutva fascism character emerges in the public spare. Their Anti Muslim attitude, their policy to engulf minority communities who speaks different languages across the country is slowly showing its true colour.
For people who follow Hindu religion settling in the North Eastern part of this country but have their cultural identity too started feeling unsafe with the kind of policies of the BJP, which follows the whims of the Sangh Parivaar, particularly the RSS. The passing of the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016 at the Lok Sabha on January 8, almost burnt the entire North Eastern region. Chief Minister of Meghalaya and Tripura have strongly objected the CAB and the NPP which is ruling the Meghalaya by having an alliance with the BJP have also made their stand clear that they may cut off the tie if the Bill which is a threat to the people of the North East states is not considered for withdrawal. BJP rule Assam is in fire, with the AGP- their Alliance withdrawing support because of the CAB. Almost all conscious people and civil society organizations are agitating. In Tripura, the BJP government had even used bullets that cost the lives of some agitators against the Bill.
In Manipur, Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, now is trying to twist the people’s opposition even by saying that he is against the Bill if a provision like “the Bill will not covered the state Manipur” has been included. But no such decision was taken either by calling a special assembly session or in the cabinet meeting. What makes people surprises was that , just some few days back, Chief Minister N Biren of Manipur had stated that, the Bill will make no trouble in the state if the “Manipur Peoples’ Bill, 2018’ has been assented by the President of India. And again just yesterday Mr. Biren in his speech said that it is us, that will protect ourselves. What he tried to say was that if the people keep on protecting their land from being occupied by migrants (legal or Illegal) Manipur will be protected.
The Chief Minister talks as if 100% of the population of Manipur are all educated besides having adequate income and have adequate knowledge of what would happen to the future if the outsiders occupied the state.  
On the other hand the idea of converting the Meetei Meitei into Scheduled Tribe will protect the people and land from the CAB is another matter which seems like a policy to divert the issue. Well and good ST demand for Meitei is okay and spreading propaganda that the CAB will be countered by the ST will not be believed as the ST states including Mizoram, Nagaland and Meghalaya have been opposing the CAB.  
On one hand, the very concept of Secularism has been completely left out while preparing the Contentious CAB. It is unconstitutional, and those acting against the constitution are anti-national. So, why not declare the political party supporting the CAB as Anti-National.

Understanding Mao Tse Tung : The person who change China

By: Sh. Ajit

In the late 19th century China was a shell of its once glorious part, led by the decrepit Qing Dynasty. Mao Tse Tung was born on Dec 26, 1893 in the farming community of Shaoshan, in the province of Hunan, China to a peasant family that had tilled their 3 acres of land for several generations. The life was difficult for many Chinese citizens at that times. But Mao’s family was better off the most.
The great leader of the Chinese Revolution possesses many of the qualities of leadership that characterized Marx, Engles, Lenin and Stalin. He is a man of resolution, initative and boundless energy. He is a brilliant theoretician and exceptional organizer and a very powerful leader of the masses in open struggle. And also he was the most influential writer and revolutionary warfare.
He adapted what Sun Tzu, Clausewitz and other theorists had written about guerrilla war to the 20th century. His writings on guerrilla war have been the cornerstone of the most modern writing on the subject as well they should since his strategy defeated Chiang Kai-Shek and control of the largest nation in population in the world.
Mao’s believed like Sun-Tze, that guerrilla war was neither independent nor decisive. It was one phase of the revolution. The guerrilla served the same function as the agent in Sun-Tzu’s theory, they weaken and demoralize the incumbent army until such time as a revolutionary army can deliver a decisive victory. Mao saw revolution as a continuum where guerrilla war gave way to conventional battle as the inevitable tide turned to the revolutionary cause. He also considered guerrillas to be an excellent auxiliary force and cited as an example how the Russian partisans magnified the effectiveness of conventional forces during Nepoleon’s withdrawal from Russia. Mao believed that without a political goal, revolutions must fail because the guerrilla lives off the masses and depends on them for support. He further stated that the rebels primary operating area must be the imperialist army’s rear area. The members of a revolution need to be volunteers and be politically indoctrinate improved revolutionary unity and created better role models for delivering his political massage to the messes. He emphasis on the political side of revolution sprany from the belief that without political conviction, solders fight without determination and can be shaken in their faith. On the positive side, politically indoctrinated guerrilla leaders cemented the relationship between the people and the guerrilla army.
Mao’s political activities were aimed at three major objectives. Firstly he sought spiritual unification of the officers and the men. Secondly, he sought spiritual unification of the army and the people. And lastly, he sought destruction of the spiritual unity of the enemy. He also believed that externally imposed discipline made officers and their men indifferent to each other. This points out Mao’s belief in the strong dependence of revolutionary armies on cohesion, both internally and between the army and the people.
Mao fundamental axiom of combat was conserve own strategy, destroy the enemies. To implement this strategy, he laid out six (6) “essential requirements” for his commanders. Retain the initiative by using tactical attacks within a strategic defence and tactical speed in a strategically protracted war. Complement regular army operations with guerrilla tactics. Establish and secure sanctuaries or base camp. Understand the relationship between attack and defence. Develop tactical mobility. And establish correct command relationships. His operational strategy called for the guerrilla commander to retain the decision to attack, never allowing the initiative to pass to the incumbent army. Deny the enemy a secure base of operations by converting his rear area into a second front. And most important, attack only at points of relative weakness force to win decisively before reinforcements arrive. Mao expression for this concept was “uproar in the east, strike in the west.” By doing these things well, Mao believed he could force the unlawful government into a spiral of increasing severity and repression, further alienating it from the peoples. Mao taught that negotiation was for compromise but to buy time and to wear out the unlawful government. He also taught that intelligence was the cornerstone of successful guerrilla was because it allowed the commander to start only battles he knew he could win. He also stressed “the unity of opposite”, that there was an advantage in every disadvantage and that the commander should exploit these advantages.

 Mao - The Revolutionary
“ The Aim was to free from feudal Lord, to win , not freedom speech , voting or assembly, but freedom to survive”.
Mao Zedong commonly known as chairman Mao a chines revolutionary who became the founding father of the People’s Republic of China. He was born on December 26,1893 in Shoshana village , Hunan province China. He was the last of the Vanishing breed of leaders who strode the world like a colossus. A humble present to the unquestioned leadership of 800 million emancipated Chinese, from an obscure tactician to one of the greatest theoreticians from Marxism -Leninism from the struggle of National Leberation of the struggle for permanent revolution ,such as the theme of Mao’s life that has inspired legends. His achievements have always verged on the epic scale. He united a long divided empire, transformed the vast bulk of the wretched peasantry into powerful Nation of the world. Chinese need and aspirations laid the foundation of a modernized economy and restored China self respect . Mao’s formed a society of idealistic students to work for the motherland . Though they had no clear idea of how they should work towards their readings finally into communist. Mao’s was one of the small group who formed the chines communist party in 1921. He started organisation peasent revolution. He expressed later on,the first part of the struggle was peasant revolt. “The aim is to free the former feudal Lord, to win,not freedom speech, voting or assembly, but the freedom to survive”. Mao’s peasant forces played an important role in support of Chiang kai-shek in his campaigns against chines war Lord in 1926. But the following year when Chiang kai-shek turned against the communist, the civil war started. The betrayal of Chiang kai-shek was compounded by the dogmatic line of the Russian inspired leadership of the Chinese Communist party . To them, Mao line in the specific situation of China the peasant’s are the base of the revolution contradicted Russian emphasis on workers as the base and it was equivalent in seriousness to heresy. The conflict was resolved in Mao’s favour in 1935 conference when he was return to power as the undisputed leader. He has never looked back since there different from other nationalist and communist leaders of his time. Mao’s never interpreted the seizure of power as the end of revolution. Mao’s revolution was always the relentless struggle to create new thoughts , customs, and culture. Mao’s is able to blaze new trails for the permanent revolution if China is a mark of true greatness.
To the suffered, exploited and oppressed masses of the underdeveloped south East Asia and to the people of the surviving ramparts if colonialism white or black the revolutionary massage of Mao’s has an appeal and race, line and state boundaries. To the overwhelmingly peasant society of southeast Asia, the ultimate vindication of  Mao’s line against orthodoxy of Stalin, that peasants are the base of revolution was in itself a generation event.

 

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