Colonial Instrument in Democratic India: A Case of Armed Forces Special Power Acts 1958

 *By:- Ningthoujam Rameshchandra   Abstract: The erstwhile Asiatic Kingdom of Manipur which was contentiously merged with India is experiencing armed conflict to exercise the right to self-determination since 1949. The prolonged armed conflict between the state and non-state has created an armed conflict situation. The state actors in order to suppress the voice for self-determination are deploying thousands of security forces with special powers without the consent of the state. The special power -Armed Forces Special Powers Act 1958 is a colonial legacy where the…

11th EMA Annual Social Gathering 02nd to 04th June 2012 – Peak District, Derbyshire, England

PRESS RELEASE —————————- 18th June, 2012 European Manipuri Association (EMA) London, United Kingdom Website: ema-europe.org Email: contact(at)ema-europe(dot)org EMA held its 11th EMA Annual Social Gathering from 02nd to 04th June, 2012   London, UK: The Annual General Meeting and Social Gathering of the European Manipur Association (EMA) was recently held from the 02th to 04th of June at Heather sage , a picturesque village in Peak District, Derbyshire. It’s one of the most scenic holiday sites in the midlands of England, United Kingdom, very popular for walkers…

My Father, the Politician

By: Shachi Gurumayum “Give *us* the future, we’ve had enough of your past. Give us back our country, to live in, to grow in, to love.” – Michael Collins It started with an article I chanced upon en route from Beirut to Dubai. Hoping to keep busy on the plane, I picked up an early edition of Gulf News, dated Saturday August 20th 2011, and flicking through the pages, I was surprised to find an article entitled, “Manipur activist has been on fast for 10…

Annual Social Gathering, 2012

___________________________________________________________________ The European Manipuri Association London, United Kingdom Announcement Dated 8th March 2012 The Executive Committee of EMA is pleased to announce the details of this year’s Annual Social Gathering.                                Date                          : Saturday, 2nd June– Monday 4th June 2012                             Venue                        : St Michael’s Environmental Education…

Holiday Manipur

By Bishwajit Singh Okram  Without development and supporting infrastructure, why should tourists come to Manipur? Lack of adequate infrastructure and support system betray tourists visiting Manipur for holiday, writes Bishwajit Okram about a recent holiday to Manipur.. Manipur is a multicultural and multi ethnic state. It boasts a temperate climate ranging from 0 to 32 degree cc. Its natural vegetations, abundant varieties of faunas, orchid plants and flowers are world famous. Unlike other populous parts of India, Manipur has a thin population, just less than…

India vs. China – the elephant can not fly like the dragon unless winged

India vs. China – the elephant can not fly like the dragon unless winged By Bishwajit Okram Simple facts of the two fastest growing economies of the world say, Chinese dragon is way ahead of Indian elephant in terms of their respective future economic growth. For India, the elephant needs to be winged to fly; she can not afford to wait for the evolution of a flying Elephant, writes Bishwajit Okram, Financial Controller, C&F Group, Ireland. China will take over USA in 2018 as the…

EMA’s reflection on the recent bomb blast at Imphal

06-Dec-2011, London: The European Manipuri Association is shocked and concerned with the recent bomb blast at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal, a congested public area, killing an innocent rickshaw driver and injuring civilians on the fate full day of 30th Nov 2011. EMA members are also anguished and deeply concerned at the lethargic and poor response from the emergency service to such an unfortunate incident. The manner, in which a grievously injured, nearly dead victim was handled by the security and the rescue team, choosing to question…

EMA Annual Social Gathering, 26th to 28th August, 2011 – Kent, United Kingdom

EMA Annual Social Gathering, 26th – 28th August, 2011 – European Manipuri Association (EMA) – London, UK, 5th September 2011 European Manipuri Association (EMA) London, United Kingdom Website: ema-europe.org Email: contact(at)ema-europe(dot)org  London, UK: The Annual General Meeting and Social Gathering of the European Manipur Association (EMA) was recently held from the 26th to 28th of August at Margate, one of the most popular seaside holiday resorts on the eastern coast of Kent, United Kingdom. Many individuals and families of Manipur origin who are currently staying in Europe attended…

Annual Social Gathering, 2011

THE EUROPEAN MANIPURI ASSOCIATION Annual Social Gathering, 2011 Friday 26 – Sunday 28 August 2011 YHA Margate 3 – 4 Royal Esplanade, Westbrook Bay, Margate, Kent CT9 5DL, United Kingdom   We are pleased to announce that the European Manipuri Association will be holding its 2011 annual social gathering from Friday the 26th until Sunday the 28th of August 2011 in YHA Margate, Kent. For further details on how to reach the location, please refer to the official announcement. To join us on this special…