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 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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Imphal, Aug 7:

Deputy Commissioner Tamenglong District Armstrong Pamei IAS and Chairman district Task force covid-19 in a press released state that in view of 5 (Five) persons being tested positive who are outside the Quarantine centre’s the following necessary steps are being taken in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 in and around the district: Residence of all those persons who have been tested positive has been completely sealed and shall be sanitized immediately and is declared a containment zone. All the close contacts of these positive persons over the last few days is being traced and tested using either of the testing mechanisms through RT PCR test, TrueNat or Rapid Antigen test. The five positive persons have now been shifted to COVID Care Centre at the Tamenglong Higher Secondary School. All the close contacts on being tested positive shall also be sent to District COVID Care Centre accordingly, and if their result is negative they shall be sent to 14 days home quarantine.

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