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Jeet Akoijam

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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Street vendors protest; Police fire mock bombs

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Imphal, Jan 28

Large number of street vendors today staged protest in the middle of Khwairambandh Keithel after police drive them out from selling their goods at the road side as per directives of the Imphal Municipal Co-operation.

The crowded Imphal city at Khwairambandh Keithel area turn like a war field with police team firing mock bomb and by even charging them with baton to put the situation under control at around 1 pm today. Later the police team contained the situation.

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NEFIS supports CAF & PD Labourers

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Imphal, Jan 28
North East Forum for International Solidarity (NEFIS) has extended full support to the movement and the agitation call of CAF and PD Labourers’ Welfare Association.
A statement of the NEFIS said that the workers’ union has been compelled to take such a move due to the inaction of the state government and FCI authorities regarding the grievances of the workers in Imphal.
The workers who were exploited by the contractor NR Mathai Enterprises were earlier arrested when they raised their grievances. It should be noted that more than 30 FCI workers who had been agitating against the exploitative practices in FCI by the private contractor had been arrested in early December. They have since been release but have been left without a job and hence their families have been left without any financial source.
While stating that the NEFIS stands in solidarity with the FCI workers and their families, the forum demanded to reinstated all the workers who were fired from their jobs. The body also demanded action against the exploitative contractor and to cancel his contract.

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A better and inclusive alternative

The present era of Information Technology has ushered in such irrevocably radical changes that the world is viewed as a global village, and rightly so. Unrestrained and instant access to knowledge and information as well as improved coverage of communication facilities throughout almost every nook and corner of the world has indeed demolished the barriers to communication and information. Yet in such an era, ancient habits and archaic practices tend to subdue the logical and contemporary mindset- which can only explain the developments in such a small and geographically challenging state as ours. The Nagas, in their quest to bring together naga inhabited regions, using various means- both fair and foul, are sculpting a new region as per their wisdom, which they claim is essential to fulfill their end without proper understanding of the repercussions and the collateral damages. Same is the case with the Kukis who are demanding a unified kukiland, and if tomorrow, the other groups like the Manipuri Muslims, Kabuis, etc. were also to start demanding a separate region out of this state, leave alone the Meiteis, what rational could support such a demand or demands? Shouldn’t it be better to leave Manipur for the Manipuris- the Nagas, the Kukis, the Kabuis, the Muslims, the Meiteis and whichever group is residing in it. Regressive thinking, although might benefit a section or group of individuals, ultimately will only hamper even their own development - mentally, spiritually and financially. A staggering amount of efforts and expenses have been utilized in raising and sustaining such issues as is evident from the scale of operations of these demands. What if these precious resources- financial and manpower- had been used for finding pragmatic solutions and answers to alleviate the way of life for everyone in this state- be it the scarcity of water, the insufficient and erratic power supply (though considerably improved in the valley areas) on which almost every modern equipments and gadgets are based on, the dismally prepared roads hindering travel and transportation especially towards the interiors - to be at par with the rest of the world and to prepare the future generation to compete and strive with fairness and intensity rather than to bide one’s time and survive on another’s misfortune and circumstances, as did our forefathers during the stone age. Life is to be lived, not to merely survive, and to strive and grow and progress should be the endeavor of every human. Succumbing to rhetorics about one’s filial pride and privileges will only leave one behind in the quagmire one so deviously schemed to trap others in. Is everyone up for it?

NEDF urges PM to withdraw Assam Rifles and to repeal AFSPA

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Imphal, Jan 27

North East Dialogue Forum (NEDF) has urged the Prime Minister of India to withdraw Assam Rifle from Manipur immediately and repeal AFSPA, 1958 to save democracy and Constitution of India for rule of law. A memorandum in the connection has been submitted to the Prime Minister , Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of State of Home Affairs and Minister of Women and Child Development  by the Forum.
The memorandum also urged the to investigate against the Assam Rifles for committing violence against women and civilians in Manipur.
The forum also urged the Union Republic of India to oblige  Article  14 (that guarantees equality before law for all), 15 (‘no person shall be discriminated on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth’), 21 (‘no person shall be deprived of his life or personal liberty’), in relation to the members of the Manipuris in its territory, take all measures  within its power to prevent the commission of all acts within the scope of above mentioned Article of the constitution of India , in particular .
It also urged Government of India is further  urged  that India shall, in relation to the members of  Manipuri in its territory , ensure that our military  , as well as any irregular armed units which may be directed or suspected by it and organizations and persons  which may be subject to its control , direction or influence, do not  commit any acts described in point (1) above , or of conspiracy to commit such kind act of grave human right violation ( rape , killing , torture , intimidation, harassment  etc), of direct and public  incitement to commit  rape, sexual harassment, killing, torture etc , of attempt commit such human right violation , or of complicity in human right violation.
The Forum said that the Communication was made with regard to the recent mater which occurred on the 18th of November, 2019 wherein the 12th Assam Rifle Sexually Assaulted one woman at Khudengthabi , Tengnoupal District of Manipur.
And also to draw the kind attention with regard to the Sexual Assaulted to a Lady IPS Officer of Yairipok on the 19th of January, 2020.

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