Newsletter November and December 2015

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Warmgreetings from Control Arms Foundation of India.

Northeast India comprises the Eight States—Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya,Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. North East India deals with complexsocial political issues such as struggle over natural resources, ethnic tensions, illegal migration, displacement and social exclusion. The conflict in Manipur turns 300 women into widows annually.

The project “Empowering Women for Peace and Development in South Asia: Focus on Northeast India” is spearheaded Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) with support from European Union (EU) and Welthungerhilfe (WHH). The programme aims to prevent and respond to crises in fragile and conflict-affected situations in North East India and South Asia.  The overall project in South Asia will contribute towards promoting civil society and strengthening women-led peace building initiatives for sustainable peace in India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Please find here November and December 2015 issue newsletter, providing news related to Northeast India on different spheres, keeping women issues as the main motivation and the related issues at the centre.          
Economic blockade at Sadar Hills ;About 100 loaded trucks stranded at Hengbung
Source: The Sangai Express, 5 November2015
On account of the economic blockade beingimposed along Imphal-Dimapur highway in Sadar Hills on the demand of repairing the dilapidated sections of the highway immediately, around 100 loaded trucks have been stranded at Hengbung, Senapati district. Read More

Pregnant woman found murdered
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 7 November 2015
A woman identified as Yumlembam Sorodhoni (38), wife of Y Sanjoy of TokpachingNungpak Thabi Leikai under Waikhong Police Station was found murdered on Fridayat Wangoo Nongyaikhong under Sugnu Police Station of Thoubal District. Read More

Meira paibis demand clarification fromBihar Regiment
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 11 November 2015
Wangkhei Keithel Asangbi Meira Paibi Lup (WKAMPL) has demanded the 12 Bihar Regiment to clarify on the arrest of one Kangabam Brendon (24), son of Jadumani of WangkheiYonglan Leirak on Sunday last at Langthabal Meetei Lamkhei area under Singjamei Police Station. ReadMore

Bomb explodes not far from Sangai Festvenue
Source: The Sangai Express, 12 November 2015
Despite heavy security measures taken up ahead of Manipur Sangai Festival, unidentified miscreants exploded a bomb, suspected to be an IED, in a house at Mahabali Makha Leikai, around 100 meters away from the venue of the tourism fair, at around 8.30 pm today. ReadMore

Failed assassination bid on businesswoman in Dmu
Source: Nagaland Post, 15 November 2015
A woman proprietor of Apna hotel, Ritika Mehta, wife of Arun Mehta, claimed she narrowly escaped death Friday night, when an unidentified armed pulled the trigger to kill her but the bullet misfired. Stating this at a press briefing,Ritika said the incident occurred in the hotel at around 9 p.m. Friday after she was preparing to close the hotel. ReadMore

2 Naga women for WCWAWP
Source: Nagaland Post, 15 November 2015
Director Women Studies Centre Nagaland University and Advisor Naga Mothers Association,Dr. Rosemary Dzuvichu and Naga Mothers Association, president Abeiu Meru would represent North East at the XVI World Court of Women against wars, for peace(WCWAWP) as Speakers and jury ReadMore

48-hr Manipur bandh from 5 am today
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 16 November 2015
Joint Action Committee (JAC) which was formed against the brutal killing of one headmaster named Md Hasmad Ali alias Babu of Keirao Makting Awang Leikai underIrilbung Police Station has called a 48-hour Manipur bandh starting from 5 amof Monday. Read More

IPC campaign for women leaders
Source: Nagaland Post, 17 November2015
Thirtyone women leaders from four  women organizations such as, Chakhroma Women Organization (CWO), Dimasa Women Welfare Society (DWWS), Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) and Western Sumi Totimi Hoho(WSTH) were given two-day training of trainers (ToT) by Nagaland State ReadMore

Imphal-Moreh bandh blocks vehicles
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 22 November 2015
A convoy of vehicles that drove towards Moreh to receive foreign delegates whowere supposed to take part in the Sangai Festival 2015 was forced to return from Saivom village on Saturday due to the indefinite bandh imposed by Kuki Student's Organisation (KSO) along the Imphal-Moreh Read More

More condemn NPG’s threat on womenofficer
Source: Nagaland Post, 22 November2015
Kohima Longjang Senso Telongjem (KLST) has strongly condemned the threatening on awoman officer commissioner and secretary Vety & AH, LH Thangi Mannen by agroup of four persons, including an armed man, who are believed to be members of a particular NPG on November 18. ReadMore

Woman allegedly denied SRWP benefitover political affiliation
Source: The Shillong Times, 24 November 2015
TheCSWO has alleged that one Dlian Jana of Dira village under Mawphlang C&RDBlock has not received full benefits under the SRWP for low cost housing, which was entitled to her.

According to the villager, she was given only Rs.5000 out of Rs.30,000, which was mentioned in the order of the Mawphlang BDO, in December, 2012. ReadMore

Women trained on role and function of MAS
Source: Nagaland Post, 24 November2015
Three-day orientation training on Mahila Arogya Samiti (MAS) under the aegis of Nationa lHealth Mission (NHM) concluded November 19 at CMO office Kohima. The objective of the training was to provide an introduction to the roles, functions and objectives of MAS to the participants. ReadMore

PREPAK calls for end to violenceagainst women
Source: The Sangai Express, 25November 2015
Theproscribed PREPAK has expressed deep concern over the rising rate of violenceagainst women. Endorsing the International Day for Elimination of ViolenceAgainst Women (November 25), the outfit asserted that violence against womennot only threatens human civilization but also poses serious challenges to thenation's future and goal Read  More

Female infanticide cause for fall infemale sex ratio, Dr. Temsula Ao
Source: Nagaland Post, 26 November2015
Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) on Wednesday launched fortnight observation of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (IDEVW) atTuensang Parade Ground on the theme “from peace in the home to the peace in theworld; making education safe  ReadMore

Woman stabbed to death
Source: The Sangai Express, 27 November 2015
One woman has been stabbed to death by an unknown assailant at around 5.15 thismorning at Wabagai Thambal Chingya Cheirao Chingkhong. The deceased has beenidentified as Chanambam (O) Gambhini Devi (57), w/o Chanambam Rajen of Wabagai Thambal Chingya. ReadMore

Jowai school principal accused of kidnapping two girls
Source: The Shillong Times, 28 November 2015
Jowai Police has registered a case under appropriate sections of the IPC against the pastor of KJP Synod Mihngi, also the Principal of KJP Synod Higher Secondary School, Jowai, for allegedly kidnapping two minor girls, residents of Demthring village, on Wednesday night. ReadMore

 'They think they can do whatever theywant' SC urges Centre to prosecute troops for killings

Source: The Sangai Express / Courtesy:MailOnline / Harish V Nair,30 November 2015
Amina,a 28-year-old Manipuri woman, was shot dead by Central Reserve Paramilitary Force (CRPF) personnel while putting her baby to sleep at home. A probe reportsaid Amina died when the CRPF team, while chasing a criminal, entered Naorem village near Imphal, surrounded her home and fired indiscriminately. Read More

Trafficked child still in Jharkhand asSocial Welfare Dept turns blind eye
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 3 December 2015
Minors from Manipur are regularly trafficked outside the State on the promise of providing free education or jobs but most of the time they ended up as forceddomestic helps or being ill treated. Moreover, many of the children who had left Manipur failed to return home as the responsible authorities have also failed to act effectively on the cases. Read More

Minor student sexually harassed byteacher at Jerigaon
Source: The Arunachal Times, 6 December 2015
A minor student of class VIII was reportedly sexually harassed by her Head Master In-charge at Govt. ME School Jerigaon under Nafra Circle of West Kameng district.  Sources informed this daily this evening that incident came to light when victim disclosed it to her family on November 27 last,  later family brought the matter to Panchayat members and sought their help.  Read More

Minor boy injured in Chandel firing
Source: Hueiyen News Service, 12 December 2015
A12-year old boy sustained bullet injury in a firing incident allegedly involving Assam Rifles (AR) personnel on Friday at Beaulahram Village under Tengnoupal Police Station, Chandel District. According to sources, two persons suspected to be personnel of 26 Sector Assam Rifles came in civvies and tried to nab one UG suspect in Beaulahram Village. Read More

JACWR holds meeting on womenreservation
Source: Nagaland Post, 12 December2015
Joint Action Committee on Women Reservation (JACWR) in a “crucial meeting” hasunanimously resolved to await the verdict of the Supreme Court on women reservation. In a press release, NMA advisor Rosemary Dizivichu said a “crucial meeting”was held on November with leaders from NMA, ENWO, NWHD, Watsu Mungdangon ongoing case on women reservation in municipal elections which is at Supreme Court. ReadMore

Mother of rape victim minor girl criesfor justice
Source: Nagaland Post, 20 December2015
A13-year-old girl of Class-VIII was allegedly raped will a false promise oftaking as his wife and abandoned at a roadside at Lillong Turel Ahanbi inManipur’s Thoubal district. Alleging that police has failed to arrest therapist even as a FIR has been lodged, parents of the victim girl Sunday soughtassistance from all concerns, particularly civil organizations in deliveringjustice to them. ReadMore

CBSE introduces a chapter on NE
Source: The Sangai Express / Courtesy-Indian Express, 28 December 2015
Ina bid to promote a better understanding of the people hailing from the North East, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has included a chapter on North East for Class IX students as part of its English curriculum for the Open Text Book Assessment (OTBA) . Read More

Atrocities against women increasing inAssam: Irani
Source: The Arunachal Times, 29December 2015
Union Minister Smriti Irani today came down heavily on the Tarun Gogoi government,alleging that atrocities against women had increased in Assam during its tenure. “There have been 75,000 cases of atrocities against women (in Assam)during the last ten years. Attacks against women have ReadMore

Delhi police to have counsellors fromNE states
Source: The Arunachal Times, 29December 2015
Delhi Police will soon have women from the North-Eastern states as “Crime Victim counsellors”, following spurt in cases of crime against people from these regions living in the national capital. “Delhi Police have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with National Commission for Women ReadMore



1.    Two Days Workshop on GenderSensitization and Peace Building Based on UnitedNation's Security Council Resolution 1325 for State Security Personelof  Manipur on 22-23 December 2015

Note: United Nations Security CouncilResolution (UNSCR) 1325 is an international law unanimouslyadopted by the Security Council on 31 October 2000 that mandates UN MemberStates to engage women in all aspects of peace building including ensuringwomen’s participation on all levels of decision–making on peace and security issues.

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