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Pinky Salam

Pinky Salam, a young and enthusiastic Reporter  is working with Imphal Times since 2018. Apart from being a reporter, he is a musician and plays Guitar in his spare time. Pinky is a resident of Sagolband Salam Maning Leikai, Imphal and lives with his parents. He can be reached at [email protected]

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Awareness Prog. on Gender and Crime Against Women and Children

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Imphal, Nov 15

A one Day Awareness Program on Gender and Crime Against Women and Children in Manipur was held at Moirang Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, Bishnupur District, organised by Women Action for Development.

Altogether 150 participants of class IX and X standard and10 teaching and non teaching staffs attended the said program. The main purpose of the program is to sensitize the students and teachers about the increasing crime against women and children in the state and how to prevent and protect our mothers and future generation with the involvement of teachers and students etc.

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DAMMS decried resolution by CSOs on Pangal identities of Manipur

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Imphal, Nov 13

Delhi  Association  of  the  Manipur  Muslim  Students (DAMMS) has strongly reacted to the taking of certain resolution in connection with the settlement and identity of Pangals of Manipur by  a  group  of  mainstream    civil  society organisations

A statement by DAMMS said that as the topic of the seminar was on the identity of the Pangals and its relationships to other communities, proper invitations should have been given to all important stake holders in time. It added that the DAMMS sees a conspiracy in making  since  the  stakeholders  included  in  the  seminar  are  politically  aligned  to  different groups and ideologies. In an atmosphere where the civil societies are highly divided into interest  groups,  an  open  discussion  with  inclusive  representation  could  have  given  an appreciative result.

The DAMMS while appreciating the initiative of the organisers in trying to understand the Pangal  society  better,  which  is  in  fact  the  need  of  the  hour;  however,  considered  that matters  related  to  the  identity  of  the  Pangals  have  to  be  discussed  and  decided  with maximum participation from the Pangal community.

The DAMMS statement said that there seems a constant effort to fabricate the history of the Pangals by the very people who spread propaganda about the population of the Pangals in Manipur through Manipuri films, and the torch-bearers of the groups called Ukal, Mesia, and likes.

The DAMMS said that the Pangals (Muslim soldiers from Taraf) were not ‘war captives/prisoners of war ’in 1606 of Manipur. The  origin  of  Pangals  is  basically  ascribed  to  two  points  in  time:  one  group  of  scholars began to claim that they commenced their settlements in Manipur before the seventeenth century and another group of scholars who disputed the first assumption argued that they came  from  Sylhet,  now  in  Bangladesh  in  1606  AD  and  organised  their  inhabitants  in Manipur during the reign of king Khagemba (1597-1652 AD).The Pangals are a population living  in  Manipur  since  the  16th  century,  though  the  size  increased  in  1606  with  around 1000 Muslim soldiers from Taraf agreeing to stay back in Manipur through a three-point truce.

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Another blast occurred at Imphal

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Imphal, Nov 11

One bomb exploded at office cum residential gate of Bharatiya Infra Project Limited on Monday morning at around 5 am.
The office cum residence is owned by one Ningombam Ibochouba, (49) son of N. Nabakumar of Langthabal Lep Awang Leikai, Imphal West which falls under the jurisdiction of Singjamei police station.
A case has been registered at the concerned police station under FIR number 194(11)2019 SJM/PS u/s 307,506 IPC and explosive act.
This is the 3rd blast in Imphal in November month. It may be mention that On November 3, three personnel of the BSF sustained injury after a blast took place at Telipati in Imphal West. On November 5, a powerful bomb was exploded at Thangal Bazar near Sani Mandir while police personnel were conducting a routine duty. As a result of the blast, five police personnel and a civilian sustained injury.

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Left Parties demands immediate Assembly Session on Indo-Naga Peace Talk

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Imphal, Nov 7

An emergency meeting of the four Left Parties was held at Irawat Bhawan, BT Road , Imphal under the chairmanship of Dr. M Nara Singh, National Executive Member of CPI on Wednesday evening has resolved to urge the government for an immediate assembly session to take a fresh resolution on the Indo Naga Peace talk.
The meeting was attended by CPI (M) leaders Kshetrimayum Santa (Secretary), Sarat Salam and Thounaojam Sharat ,  CPI leaders L. Sotin (Secretary), Kh. Surchand Thokchom Joykumar and RK Amusana , AIFB Secretary Khomdram Gyaneshwar and RSP Secretariat Member Kangjam Manoranjan .
The meeting discussed the latest situation in the state of Manipur particularly the situation after the October 31 dateline on the Naga Peace Talk between the Government of India (GOI) and Naga Representatives at New Delhi.
After a threadbare discussion on the issue the meeting adopted the following Demands :
1) Immediately convene Manipur Legislative Assembly to discuss and adopt a fresh resolution in the interest of Manipur and its people.
2) Send the resolution of the Manipur Legislative Assembly to the both Houses of Parliament which will be commenced from November 18 , 2019.
3) Invite immediately the stakeholders of Manipur, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh by the government including the state governments, political parties and CSOs to discuss for the finalisation to the Indo- Naga Peace Talk.
The meeting expressed dissatisfaction of the casualness on the part Central and State governments on the ongoing process on Indo - Naga Peace Talk and warmed that the time may be exhausted to tackle the issue.

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