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Newsletter for the month of July & August 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Demand for ILPS: Cops dispersestudents near Assembly; 15 students injured, effigies burnt
Source: The Sangai Express, 4July 2015
Students of differentschools were injured during a clash with police personnel when they tried tostorm the State Assembly today over the failure of the State Government toimplement a more rigorous law to check influx of non-locals in the State. Over1000 students from Enlighten Knowledge School, Sangakpham; Sangai HigherSecondary School, Mantripukhri; Tiny Tots' Unique School, Dewlahland; MBCSchool, Chingmeirong; DAV Public School Read More

4-year-old raped, culpritarrested
Source: The Shillong Times, 6July 2015
Afour-year-old girl was raped by a man from her own village in North Garo Hillsdistrict on July 1st and the Mahari (clan) of the perpetrator even tried tohush up the matter with a compromise formula until local activists brought itto the notice of the authorities leading to the arrest of the rapist on Sunday.
Theincident took place in remote Upper Jambal Gairong village under Dainadubipolice Read More

Banned in Kohima, Mao greengrocers flock Nagamapal
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 4 July 2015
About50 green grocers from Mao in Senapati district have started selling theirlocally produced items at Nagamapal in Imphal city from Friday. This comesafter the trade embargo in Nagaland a few weeks ago following the standoffbetween Mao Council and Southern Angami People Organisation (SAPO) arising outof Dz�kou valley impasse Read More

Police stop women activistsdemanding withdrawal of Bill
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 7 July 2015
Thewomen vendors of Khwairamband Ema Keithel came out into the road on Mondaydemanding immediate withdrawal of MRVT & MW Bill, 2014 during the ongoingAssembly session. "Long Live Manipur," "ILP should beimplemented in Manipur," "A new bill should be passed" and"Existing bill must be withdrawn" are some of the slogans theyshouted during the rally. Read More

187 State Police personnelinvolved in crimes: Gaikhangam
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 7 July 2015
Altogether187 personnel from the State police force including Manipur Rifles, VillageDefence Force (VDF) and commandos have been found involved in different crimesrecorded during the period from 2012 to 2015, Home Minister Gaikhangam told theHouse on Monday. Read More

Assam Rifles officer held forconfinement, rape
Source: The Shillong Times, 8July 2015
Policehave arrested an Assam Rifles officer for allegedly raping a woman for several weeksafter confining her in a Government quarter. The 30-year-old victim lodged acomplaint on July 6 that since June 20 Read More

Helpline service launched
Source: The Shillong Times, 8July 2015
TheWest Khasi Hills Deputy Commissioner has informed that the Union Ministry ofWomen & Child Development under Integrated Programme for Child ProtectionScheme, has approved the Nongstoin Social Service Society as a collaborativeorganization (Contd on P-10)

HelplineRead More

Student killed in police action,Imphal burns, protests galore
Source: The Sangai Express, 9 July 2015
Indefinitecurfew has been imposed in greater Imphal area after a 16-year-old died inpolice action on the students coming from different directions to storm theState Assembly complex demanding withdrawal of Manipur Regulation of Visitors,Tenants and Migrant Workers Bill, 2015 and passing of a strong Bill to protectthe indigenous people of the State today. Read More

Armed miscreants open fire,injure woman

Source: The Shillong Times, 9July 2015
Fiveunidentified masked miscreants armed with SBBL and DBBL guns opened fire at thehouse of one Daarphi Sariang at Maitden village in West Jaintia Hills. WestJaintia Hills SP, R Muthu said that the incident occurred on Sunday night whenthe unidentified miscreants opened fire injuring a 65-year-old woman SibonSayoo in the process. Read More

48-hour Mechukha Sub-Divisionbandh from Aug 24
Source: The Arunachal Times, 19August 2015
Uponexpiry of its 7-day ultimatum served to the law enforcing authority to arrestthe culprits involved in the murder of late Kali Bulo, the Adi, Memba and TaginCultural Society including students’ organisations of Mechukha sub-divisionunder the banner of Boh Ramo Bokar (Adi) Elite Society today declared 48 hoursMechukha sub-division bandh as first phase of its agitation against the allegedpolice inaction from August 24 next. Read More

 School girl sexually assaulted at Dumporijo
APSCW, APWWS decries crimeagainst women
Source: The Arunachal Times, 22July 2015
Aminor girl studying in class VI was allegedly raped on 8th July by threepersons at a dense forest area adjoining forest gate, Dumporijo, UpperSubansiri. The girl was allegedly brought back to Dumporijo town at around 9 pmand left naked in the middle of the road, informed All Dumporijo Women Group. Acase was registered in Dumporijo police station on 10th July and the policemanaged to nab two of the alleged rapists while the third person was caught aday later. Read More

 JNC, APCTA hosts “Womenempowerment: issues and challenges”
Source: The Arunachal Times, 23August 2015
JawaharlalNehru College (JNC) Pasighat in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh CollegeTeacher Association (APCTA) JNC unit has organised a UGC/CPE sponsored one-dayworkshop on the theme “Women Empowerment: Issues and Challenges” at the collegeconference hall today in honour of former President of India, Dr. APJ AbdulKalam. Read More

No claim of Sapam Robinhood'sbody: family
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 25 July 2015
ManipurGovt till date has not said a word either to late Robinhood's family or to theJoint Action Committee which was formed against the killing of Sapam Robinhood."Robinhood had sacrificed his life for the people, so we will not claimhis body till the implementation of Inner Line Permit System in Manipur," saidlate Robinhood's uncle, Sapam Ratankumar on Friday. Read More

Women renovate village road
Source: The Arunachal Times, 25August 2015
The women folk of the Siang belt are in thelimelight for past few years for their exemplary services like eradication ofdrug menace from the society. Now a group of women from Pasighat Municipal areacame out with spades and shovels in the street to repair a road without seekinghelp from others. Read More

Women protesters attempt storminto MLA Biren's residence
MMTA stages 'river rally' withboats
Source: Hueiyen News Service /NNN, 25 July 2015
A large number ofwomen on Friday tried to storm the residence of Heingang constituency MLANongthombam Biren demanding immediate implementation of ILP system in Manipur.On the other hand, people witnessed a new form of ILP protest as MMTA staged a raftingrally in Imphal River. At around 2 pm, a large number of women from differentareas, majority of them from Read More

Sapam Robinhood JAC imposes 38hours bandh, MLA boycotted
Demand to suspend involved copsreiterated
Source: The Sangai Express, 28 July 2015
The JAC against thebrutal killing of Sapam Robinhood alias Thoi has announced a 38-hour Statewidegeneral strike beginning from 5 am tomorrow (July 28). Besides, the JAC hasalso announced an indefinite boycott of Heingang AC MLA, N Biren for allegedlygiving false assurance to the JAC that the personnel involved would be placedunder suspension. Read More

Greater Nagaland demand backunder ambit of peace process
Source: The Sangai Express /Courtesy Hindustan Times,3 August 2015
The Central Governmentis apprehensive that the Naga people may turn down any proposal, resulting in adeadlock and breakdown of ceasefire," Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliangsaid. The potentially explosive issue of Greater Nagaland has staged a comebackamid hopes of an 'honourable solution' to the 18-year-old Naga peace process. Read More

14 students hurt in policecrackdown
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 4August 2015
JCILPS Student Winghas called a 48-hour State wide total shutdown beginning 6 pm of August 4(Tuesday) to register protest against the injuries caused to 14 students in policecrackdown on Monday. A press meet was held at the office of Manipur Students'Federation during which the general strike was announced by Oinam Nandababu,convenor of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) Student Wing. Read More

Naga peace accord won't affectManipur: Rijiju
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 7 August 2015
Allaying all fearsarising out of the recently-signed Naga Peace Accord between the Government ofIndia and NSCN (IM), the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijijuon Wednesday assured that the pact was signed keeping in mind the interests of Manipur,Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It may be mentioned the Government of India is yetto make the content of the agreement public. Read More

Assault on elderly womencondemned
Source: The Arunachal Times, 7 August 2015
Strongly condemningthe alleged physical assault on Akani Welly, wife of former Minister Atum Wellyby miscreants on July 21 last in Seppa, while she was trying to resist damageto her rent house and her tenants, the Welly Welfare Society (WWS) has todaysought immediate arrest of the culprits involved in the act. Read More

Ibobi demands copy of Naga PeaceAccord
Manipur CM Meets PM Modi;Manipur's Territorial Integrity Will Not Be Affected: Home Minister
Source: Hueiyen News Service /MIC, 9 August 2015
Manipur Chief MinisterOkram Ibobi on Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UnionMinister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh in connection with the Naga PeaceAccord. Government of India interlocutor of Naga Peace Talk RN Ravi alsopresent during the meeting with the Home Minister at his residence at 17, AkbarRoad here. Read More

Nurse hurt in knife attack
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 10August 2015
A nurse working at RajMedicity has luckily survived an alleged attempted murder in which the victim'sboyfriend stabbed her in neck on Sunday night. The incident happened at UtlouLamkhai along the Tiddim road while Loitangbam Priyarani (25) of NambolLairenjam Awang Leikai, was returning home along with her boyfriend after dutyat around 7.30 pm. Read More

3 youths found killed, bodiescondemn
Source: The Sangai Express, 11 August 2015
Three youths includinga teenager were found shot dead at Vahki, near Purul along the Lakhamai roadunder Purul subdivision in Senapati district today. Police said one of thebodies was found under a bush along the roadside by passers-by early todaymorning. Read More

Woman dies during delivery
Source: The Sangai Express, 12August 2015
One Th Rupabati (41)w/o Th Sangeet (41) of Kwakeithel Konjeng Leikai died at RIMS during childdelivery today. Not long after Rupabati was taken inside the operation theatre,Dr Praneshwori declared that Rupabati had succumbed to heart attack at around11.40 am. Read More 

Protest held in Delhi againstrape of pregnant woman
Source: The Sangai Express, 13 August 2015
A large number ofactivists, students and North-east people staged protest today infront of AssamBhawan under the banner of North-East Forum for International Solidarity(NEFIS) condemning the brutal gang rape of a pregnant woman by army personnelin Assam's Kokrajhar district Sunday night. Read More

The following are the tables ofbackdoor appointments, including ‘regularization’ in the Health and Family& Welfare Department in between the years 2005 and 2015:
Source: Nagaland Post, 15 August,2015
Nameof PostGrade of PostYear of AppointmentMode of AppointmentNo. ofAppointeesRemarks

1.AssistantSurgeonClass 1 Gazetted1992-93Direct Recruitment 10 Regularized on            15 /9/05

2.AssistantSurgeonClass 1 Gazetted1994-98Direct Recruitment30Cabinet regularized theappointees on 6/3/06 but Backdated as 15 /9/05 Read More

5 students launch fast-unto-deathagitation over ILPS demand
Source: Hueiyen News Service / RCMangangcha, 15 August 2015
Five students,including one girl, from different Higher Secondary Schools in Imphal launcheda fast-unto-death agitation demanding the implementation of Inner Line PermitSystem (ILPS) in Manipur on Friday. The stir comes a day after Chief Ministerannounced that the new ILP Bill being prepared by the five-member DraftingCommittee would not be ready by August 15. Read More  

Girl molested in moving taxi
Source: Nagaland Post, 15 August,2015
Kohima police arresteda zonal taxi driver on August 13 for molesting a young Naga girl inside amoving taxi on its way from Dimapur to Kohima on August 11. According to KohimaSDPO and PRO, the accused diver identified as Limakumzuk (46) son ofNungsangjungshi, a resident of Mongchen under Mangkolemba Police Station inMokokchung Read More

Violence erupts in Moreh;indefinite curfew clamped
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 19 August 2015
Thedistrict administration has clamped an indefinite curfew in border town ofMoreh following tension after a violent incident that occurred during a publicrally demanding Inner Line Permit System (ILPS) on Tuesday morning. Read More

One killed, house looted
Source: The Sangai Express, 19 August 2015
A66-year old woman was murdered by unidentified person(s) who also reportedlylooted a large sum of money from her house this morning. The deceased has beenidentified as Kangbam Ongbi Ibemhal Devi, w/o (L) Modhu of Yairipok Poirou-khongjingKaina Maya. Read More

Naga women bodies seek NingkhanShimray's release
Source: The Sangai Express /Newmai News Network,20 August 2015
Aspart of the Naga Women's Union (NWU) campaign for the release of NingkhanAnthony Shimray and all 'Naga political prisoners,' a public assembly was heldon Wednesday in Ukhrul, Senapati, Chandel and Tamenglong districts. Read More

Woman found dead inside hotel
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 21 August 2015
A woman has been founddeath on Wednesday night inside the room no 2 of Amusana Hotel at North AOC ofImphal Police Station. The woman has been identified as Leihaothabam Puspa(27), daughter of L Tomba Singh of Kabaw Wakching Makha Leikai under LilongPolice Station. Read More

3 NE women molested: Police
Source: The Sangai Express / TheIndian Express,22 August 2015

Threeseparate incidents of molestation were reported from different parts of thecapital. In one incident, a 24-year-old woman from Nagaland alleged on Thursdaythat one of her neighbours forcibly entered her house in northwest Delhi'sAshok Vihar Read More

Refresher course for VCs, GBs,VDBs, women leaders in Pungro
Source: Nagaland Post, 23 August2015
Three-day refreshercourse for village councils, G.B.s, VDBs, and women leaders was conducted byDistrict Rural Development Agency (DRDA) Kiphire under Pungro and Khongsa R.D.blocks from August 11- 13 at Pungro ADC headquarters with additional deputy commissionerPungro, Wennyie Konyak as the chief guest. Read More

Moreh women bodies upset with AR
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 23August 2015
Nupi Khunai ChaokhatLup, Moreh and Nongpok Apunba Nupi Lup, Moreh have on Saturday said the peopleof Moreh are upset over the entering and searching of houses, schools andhotels by personnel of 11 Assam Rifles in the commercial town in the aftermathof the August 18 violence. Read More

Training prog for woman farmers

Source: The Arunachal Times, 27August 2015
Around40 women participated in a farm machinery training programme organisedespecially for women of the Aadarsh village under the Saansad Aadarsh GramYojana at the Multipurpose Hall here today. The three days training programmeincludes a fourth day of demonstration on improved agriculturalimplements/machines. Read More

At least 8 killed in Army-NSCN(K) encounter along Indo-Myanmar border
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 29 August 2015
At least eight personshave been confirmed killed and two women injured in an exchange of fire betweenIndian security forces and National Socialist Council of Nagaland (SS Khaplangfaction) or NSCN (K) cadres near the International Trade Centre along Indo-Myanmarborder, Pangsha village area, located 30 km away from Noklak division ofTuensang District in Eastern Nagaland. Read More

Protesting Bills drafted forprotection of indigenous people Tribal student bodies' call 12 hrs total bandh
Source: The Sangai Express, 31 August 2015
The Kuki Students'Organi-zation (GHQ), the All Naga Students' Association Mani-pur and both ATSUMgroups have jointly called a 12 hrs bandh in all hill districts of the Statewith effect from 6 am tomorrow. A joint press communiqué signed by Seiboi Hao-kip, general secretary KSO-GHQ, Alexander Huten, general secretary ANSAM, MaunTombing Read More

Self-defence training foradolescent girls
Tawang Vigilance

Source:The Arunachal Times, 31 August 2015
Theweek long programme on self defence and health and hygiene for adolescent girlsended on Saturday.
Ina bid to empower the girl students of the region to equip them to stand upagainst crime against women and sexual assaults, the district level awarenessprogramme was convened at Kakaling middle Read More

 

EMPOWERING WOMEN FOR PEACE AND DEVLOPMENT IN SOUTHASIA PROJECT REPORT UPDATE 

1.      3 Days Peace TimeTraining of Trainers (TOT): 29 June-1 July 2015 with participants from schoolteachers and volunteers to impart peace time education in 30 schools ofManipur.

2.       Citizen Report Cards Survey three differentDistricts of Manipur.

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