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Manipur fails its people again on Sadar Hills

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 11.03.2016 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen The Manipur state government has again failed to fulfill its assurance to the people of Sadar Hills on the issue of upgrading t...

Suu Kyi And Sharmila: The Struggle Of Two Human Rights Activists

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 08.18.2016 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar and Irom Chanu Sharmila of India are two internationally recognized human rights activists of their time. The two share some interesting similarities that have encouraged and motivated millions of people around the world.

Political Dialogue After 10 Years

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

The Indian central government and the Kuki armed groups - the United Peoples' Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO) - began their first round of political dialogue at Ashoka hotel in New Delhi on June 15.

A faux pas in Manipur's three bills

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 06.06.2016 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

As tensions surrounding the controversial issue of the three bills passed by the Manipur State Assembly in August last year continue to grip the state...

Time for Modi Government to Intervene in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

The immediate worrying situation is whether more bodies will join the unburied 9 tribal dead bodies. The question is will the issue of Inner Line Permit be left for the people of Manipur to decide, or will Prime Minister Modi government take up the necessary steps to address the issue.

Politics of 3 bills and 9 unburied bodies in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

By Nehginpao Kipgen, PhD It has been 150 days since the killing of 9 civilians, including an eleven-year-old boy in Churachandpur, Manipur, Northeas...

The Fractious Demand for ILP in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.04.2016 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Manipur has witnessed a series of protests starting in July this year, following demands for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) system ...

Strategizing Kukis' Political Demands

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 10.04.2014 | Politics
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

The leaders of the two Kuki armed groups -- the United Peoples' Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organization (KNO) -- are again heading to New Delhi with the hope of materializing a political dialogue with representatives of the central government.

Framed, Damned, Acquitted: Dossiers of a 'Very' Special Cell

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 07.04.2014 | World
Suchitra Vijayan

A report by the Jamia Teachers' Solidarity Association documents 16 cases where those arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police in India were accused of being operatives and agents of various terrorist organizations.

Pitching for Manipur: Documentary Sheds New Light on Northeast India Through Baseball

Jaime Lubin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

The Only Real Game follows passionate Manipuri baseball players fighting for happiness amid the daily chaos that threatens their lives. When U.S. envoys from MLB arrive to tutor Manipuri coaches, the love of a game shared by two disparate cultures becomes a powerful force for change and hope.

Seven-year Itch

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Even though the government's inability to implement its assurances remains the main reason for the strike and continued imbroglio, the Kuki armed groups must also share some of the blame for the impasse.

Intricacies of Kuki and Naga Ethnocentrism in Manipur

Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Dr. Nehginpao Kipgen

Though there seems no quick fix to the ongoing problems of the Kukis and the Nagas, it has become an issue that cannot be ignored for too long.

Hundreds Defy Curfew In Manipur, India, Over Arrest Of Handicap Girl

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Hundreds of angry protesters have defied a curfew in the Indian state of Manipur, to demand the release of an 11-year-old girl held by troops. Reports...