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Sunday, July 25, 2021
People of Sadar Hills blocking NH-39 demanding full-fledged Sadar Hills district on Wednesday.

Highway Blockade in Manipur

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By: Dr Angomcha Bimol Akoijam Another episode, another episodic reaction and noises; it is a déjà vu of frustratingly comical experience of a tragic life....

Ten issues/questions to understand the significance of the political premise of AFSPA

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  To insist that one must address and understand “Political Premise” of AFSPA is to insist that we must fundamentally know/address the following...

What the heck do we know of AFSPA?

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By: A Bimol Akoijam To all those who seem to have a problem when I talk of “Tragedy of de-linking the political premise of AFSPA” Read...

AFSPA: Tragedy of Delinking Its Political Premise

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By Angomcha Bimol Akoijam All legislations are to address some realities/phenomena in our real world. Acts on dowry, sati, child-marriage, for that matter the...

Some Suggestions to Govt. of India on AFSPA

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By: A Bimol Akoijam Going by the dominant views, primarily legalistic and devoid of political basis, on AFSPA amongst those who are protesting against...

Devil’s Advocate: Deranged Man and Protestors (PART 2)

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By: A Bimol Akoijam Previously on Devil’s Advocate: Deranged Man and Protestors LP: What do you mean?   DM: If she decides to call off the fast or...

Devil’s Advocate: Deranged Man and Protestors

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By: A Bimol Akoijam Amidst the sultry tropical weather, a group of protestors repeatedly shout, “Save Sharmila!!!! One of the protestors passes on the leaflet that...

Time to look within and have some shame and self-respect

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By: A. Bimol Akoijam To all those denizens of Manipur who are offended or hurt by the manner in which the “mainstream”, the...

Sangakpham: We deserve to know

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By:  A. Bimol Akoijam In a swift response, the Chief Minister of Manipur said that the terrorist violence that struck Sangakpham on 1st August,...

Sangakpham and Beyond Confronting Illegitimate Violence

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By A. Bimol Akoijam In our times, empirically and theoretically speaking, terrorism has been an illegitimate child of a legitimate politics. The so-called “Islamic Terrorism”...

If Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay Were a Manipuri?

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By : Bimol Akoijam In a seminar held at Manipur University recently, a gentleman who happens to be a ‘mayang’ (outsider) dares to say...

Let it be

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muses of a lovelorn soul insights of an engaging mind a figment of imagination of a restless life… voice that comes like a gentle breeze sooths the weary heart; words...

Eight (8) Hours of Electricity in a Day: A Cruel Joke on the people...

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By: Bimol Akoijam In response to a Public Interests Litigation (PIL), the Government of Manipur has reportedly promised that it is working towards ensuring “Eight...

No More Knee Jerk Reaction, Time for a holistic and realistic response to ethnic...

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A. Bimol Akoijam That one strand of Naga politics has been deeply informed and driven by an `ethnic` rather than `civic` political perspective is not...