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Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum

Ashinikumar Mutum, a resident of Sagolband Meino Leirak has been writing for Imphal Times since 2016. He handles mostly Press release and announcement related news. Ashinikumar is also a social worker. He can be emailed at [email protected]

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Japan’s PM proposed visit at Maibam Lotpa Ching postponed

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Imphal, Dec 13

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has deferred his three-day visit to India, Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Friday.

Abe was supposed to meet his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in Guwahati but was forced to rethink his visit after unprecedented violence took over Assam. The Japan Prime Minister was also supposed to visit Manipur to pay tribute at the memorials of WW-II Japanese soldiers at Maibam Lotpa Ching in Bishnupur District Manipur. State government has made all preparations to receive the Japanese Prime Minister. 

Till today morning state government has been preparing for a grand reception of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as Ministry of External Affairs, government of India had earlier shifted the venue for meeting Bhubaneswar in Orissa following the uproar in Guwahati. 

However, as northeast states have been staunchly protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, which was passed in Parliament this week, the scheduled visit has been postponed, a source said. 

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ILP gift is the hard work of the people of Manipur and respecting the voice of the people - CLK

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Imphal, Dec12

A press statement released by Chanura Lamchinglel Kangleipak (CLK) President, Ch.Pakpi Chanu highlighted that independent State Manipur (Kangleipak) was annexed by India in 1949 and a merely populated indigenous people has been suffering and losing our indigenous identity day by day by the rule of India and its ideology One country, one religion, one political aspiration and its divide and rule policy. The statement added that in 1950 November 18, India took out the system of exit and entry of Manipur so that non-Manipuri can easily enters the land. Forcibly taking the works culture and economy of Manipur. The people of the State agitated for years to implement the ILP system again in the State but suddenly on December 9, 2019, Home Minister, Amit Shah took out proposal of ILP system in the parliament and to implement in the State. The statement further said that Chanura Lamchinglel Kangleipak had appreciated the works of the government and the gift of ILP in Manipur is by the hard work of the people of Manipur.

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Manipuri documentary selected in Kathmandu Film Festival 

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Imphal, Dec. 11

 Manipuri short documentary based on Meira Paibi has been selected in Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. The short documentary, Fireflies directed by Johnson Rajkumar will be screened in the festival on December 13 in Kathmandu. 
The film articulates the journey of Meira Paibi in their struggles to protect the community from atrocities committed by the State. It explores the role of women in the conflict-ridden, male-dominated society of Manipur. Through powerful testimonies, the film looks into how gender identities are negotiated during the time of conflict and violence.
Fireflies had previously won Best Short Documentary in Arthouse Asia International Film Festival, Kolkata and won 2ndplace in short documentary section in Chennai International Short Film Festival. The film had been selected in several International and National film festivals including, Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival in Frankfurt, Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival in Mumbai, Davis Feminist Film Festival in California, Human Rights Short Film Festival in Dhaka.

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Manipuri documentary selected in Kathmandu Film Festival 

IT News
Imphal, Dec. 11

 Manipuri short documentary based on Meira Paibi has been selected in Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival. The short documentary, Fireflies directed by Johnson Rajkumar will be screened in the festival on December 13 in Kathmandu. 
The film articulates the journey of Meira Paibi in their struggles to protect the community from atrocities committed by the State. It explores the role of women in the conflict-ridden, male-dominated society of Manipur. Through powerful testimonies, the film looks into how gender identities are negotiated during the time of conflict and violence.
Fireflies had previously won Best Short Documentary in Arthouse Asia International Film Festival, Kolkata and won 2ndplace in short documentary section in Chennai International Short Film Festival. The film had been selected in several International and National film festivals including, Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival in Frankfurt, Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival in Mumbai, Davis Feminist Film Festival in California, Human Rights Short Film Festival in Dhaka.

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