No question of relaxing strike: JAC
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, December 24 2012: The newly constituted JAC Against Chandel Incident has stated that there is no question of relaxing the ongoing general strike.

The JAC was constituted after a joint of film artistes and local organisations at Ghari today.

The meeting resolved to carry on the general strike unless NSCN-IM's Lt Col Livingstone who is accused of molesting a film actress and firing at two other artistes at Chandel on December 18 is awarded exemplary punishment.

Notably, an indefinite general strike was called all over the state since the midnight of December 21 in protest against the Chandel outrage.

The same general strike was purportedly relaxed for 72 hours in view of Christmas festival.

However, the JAC's convenor Ng Milan maintained that the general strike would not be called off until and unless Livingstone is booked.

The ongoing strike is not targeted against Christmas or Christians.

It is against the criminal act of Livingstone who have no respect for women's dignity as well as the law, Milan said.

The general strike is not poised against any particular community, he added.

The victim of the Chandel outrage said that she is indebted to the people of Chandel district for their relentless struggle to bring Livingstone to book.

Appealing to all the people to carry on with the agitation until Livingstone is awarded exemplary punishment, the actress condoled the demise of journalist Thangjam Dwijamani (Nanao) who was killed in police firing while on duty.

Other artistes too maintained that they cannot accept the decision of Film Forum Manipur, Shumang Leela Council and AMMIK.

They contended that the decision was taken in the interest of some individuals without considering the wish and sentiments of the people.

Delhi NE Media Forum condemns Imphal incident
Source: The Sangai Express / Ninglun Hanghal

Imphal, December 24 2012: The Delhi based North East Media Forum (NEMF) condemned the killing of journalist Thangjam Dijwamani in Imphal on Sunday during the police firing against protesters over the molestation of an actress by an NSCN (IM) cadre.

The Forum also extended condolence to the bereaved family and friends of the journalist and stands by them in this difficult time.

The message issued by the Forum President Utpal Borpujari and General Secretary and Nishit Dholabhai stated that media persons in Manipur have been braving attacks and threats from a medley of resistance groups.

However, the indiscriminate firing by the police on Sunday shows that the Government neither has a mechanism in place to ensure safety of media persons nor the police and security personnel were sensitized to deal with the media, especially with reporters and photographers covering the spots.

Expressing solidarity with journalist in Manipur , The NEMF demands that the State Government initiate an independent probe into the Sunday incident in Imphal and assure that the guilty are punished and such an incident is not repeated.

The Forum also condemn police brutality in New Delhi on Sunday when media persons and photo-journalists were beaten up by police while covering the protest against the gang rape of the 23 year old.

The NEMF demanded that an independent probe be initiated by the Manipur Government into the shameful incident and the Government assure the vibrant media of Manipur that the guilty are punished and such an incident is not repeated.

ZC (Zomi Council) and ZSF (Zomi Students' Federation) condemn
Source: The Sangai Express / S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, December 24 2012: While condemning the molestation of a film actress at Chandel by an NSCN (IM) cadre, Zomi Council and Zomi Students' Federation have stated that they are equally unhappy with the violent forms of protest and the insensitivity of the protestors towards the Christian community.

It is unfortunate that the modesty of women has repeatedly been violated in the State.

There are heinous crimes committed against women in the past which remain unsolved and this particular incident is expected to make the Government act without any delay, said the ZSF.

Nevertheless the federation expressed annoyance at the manner in which the protest is being continued without any considerations whatsoever.

"This is the time where every Christian, from near and far, comes to celebrate the birth of the Prince of Peace along with their near and dear ones.

Unlike any other state festival, Christmas is a national and international festival and today, our inability to respect tribal sentiments has completely undermined the spirit of Christmas,' states the federation and ponder if, '..

this the kind of Christmas Gift to be given to the minority community in the state?' .

The manner in which the protest is taken up has the propensity to further disturb the state's integrity, it added.

The Zomi's apex body, Zomi Council was as well upset that the significance of Christmas to the Christian community has been completely ignored by the protesters.

State Govt has failed : RK Meghen
Source: The Sangai Express

Guwahati, December 24 2012: UNLF Chairman RK Meghen alias Sanayaima was produced at the NIA Special Court, Guwahati along with other 12 accused.

Speaking to media persons before the appearance, the chairman said that the incident (Chandel outrage) was very unfortunate in that a woman was physically assaulted in full view of the public.

He said that one must not take that the crime was committed against a particular woman but must be taken as an insult against women society.

He stated that the incident was strongly condemnable.

He further said that such heinous act is strongly condemned by the entire communities of Manipur.

The UNLF chairman said that the most important thing to understand is that cease fire fire pact between the Govt of India and NSCN is not extended to Manipur and questioned why a NSCN-IM cadre who is also said to be the finance secretary of the outfit was roaming freely attending public functions where Assam Rifles and State forces were present.

UNLF chairman RK Meghen addresses the media
UNLF chairman RK Meghen addresses the media

He said that it is act of deceiving the people of Manipur from the GoI side.

He also said that it is unfortunate for the state Govt.failing in handling emotive issue by firing live bullets that killed one of the journalist.

He instanced of the ongoing protest against a rape case in Delhi, where no live bullets are used against the protesters.

RK Meghen appealed to all the people of Manipur particularly the Meitei community not to be communal in their action.

He elaborated that in 2001 June uprising and before, the Meiteis were never communal and expressed hope that this time also it will not be communal.

He further appealed to let the innocent hill people travel to their native villages to attend Christmas festival.

Sanayaima stated that the people of Manipur will rise above communal sentiment and come together and act against wrong doers.

The Naga peace talks issue, demand of supra state, demand of statehood from the Kukis leading to the entire communities of Manipur being played against one another is a part of conspiracy of GOI to destabilise the situation in Manipur he said.

He warned that the people of Manipur must be alert and not trapped into the communal situation.

Today, 12 arrested UNLF members out of 18 were produced before the NIA Special Court.

The 3 accused who are on bail were represented by their counsel Advocate Gunedhor Moirangthem.

Next appearance is fixed on January 8, 2013 .

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.

  • Naorem Roshibina- Wushu Medallist : Gallery
  • Violence in Manipur 2023-2024 : Timeline
  • 7 facts about Meitei Goddess Khunu Leima
  • Discrimination of Meiteis in Manipur #1
  • Entry : Manipur State Film Awards, 2024
  • Understanding profundity of secularism
  • Fencing of Indo-Myanmar Border: Zeliang
  • Politics of inking the SoO pact
  • A chink in Kuki-Chin legislators armour
  • Protest against SoO agreement #1 : Gallery
  • March Calendar for Year 2024 : Tools
  • Press conference at Press Club of India
  • Workshop : Listening to our environment
  • Meetei bears more tribal characters
  • Calling out AR men from their bunkers
  • Re-activating state economy
  • History & Culture of Manipur through Puyas
  • Blood Donation at Mongshangei
  • 8 from Manipur- Sangeet Natak award 2023
  • National Science Day on Indigenous Tech
  • Grand finale of Mega Miss North East
  • Coming close to understanding of anarchy
  • Reasonable suggestion
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #8 :: Book
  • Finding all & treating all TB
  • Facts about Article 371-C #1
  • The Power of Poppy - 21 :: Poem
  • Radio E-pao :: Contemporary (350+ songs)
  • The silence continues, the clash continues
  • A sage advice on NRC
  • Consequences of Hereditary Chieftainship
  • e-Archiving of Manipur Gazettes launched
  • Grand finale of Mega Mister North East
  • Children are clay pots, parents are potters
  • Spring skin & hair care & make-up
  • GHOST of PEACE :: Download Booklet
  • 'Terminate SoO with Kuki Armed Groups'
  • ST demand & Govinda ji
  • Memorandum to Union Home Minister
  • Role of parents during board exams
  • In perfect imperfection: Love's untold story
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #24: Download
  • Shaheed Memorial Football Final : Gallery
  • O, Martyrs, Martyrs
  • Remembering the fire at Sainik School Imphal
  • Meephamlen & Life Time Achievement
  • Program: Youth Leadership & Development
  • 7 facts about ancient Goddess Panthoibi
  • Myanmar border fencing; arson in CCpur
  • Research Officer- Financial @ Amethyst
  • Exploring nutritional virtues of maternal milk
  • Fine dining with flavours of Northeast
  • ST categorisation : Not the job of judiciary
  • Growing demand for abrogating SoO pact
  • Save Manipur : Protest [Feb 15] #2 : Gallery
  • Agro forestry for sustainable agriculture
  • Relief materials & interaction at Kangpokpi
  • Exodus from Myanmar justify 'border fencing'
  • Earth Civilization :: Poem
  • Enhancing domestic fish consumption in India
  • Growing call to abrogate SoO pact
  • Acquitting the criminal, penalising the victim
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #7 :: Book
  • Recipe for a full fledged civil war
  • Health Camp at Santhong Relief Camp
  • Farming- loss-making but MSP is not practical
  • Magic ingredients for radiant & flawless skin
  • First Assam LitArt Festival concludes
  • Silence of the guns, for the moment
  • A brighter side of the conflict
  • Interview with Naorem Roshibina (Wushu)
  • Memo to Chief Minister : The Way Forward
  • Best wishes to all students of classes 10th
  • The Power of Poppy - 20 :: Poem
  • Boost student retention power for board exam
  • Claiming ancestral rights over Thangjing
  • Indeed, no comparison with Manipur violence
  • Arambai Tengol & SFs #4 : Gallery
  • Rising above adversity for excellence
  • 7 facts about Meitei Goddess Nganu Leima
  • 149 experts call to find all TB to stop TB
  • Resilient tourism for vibrant career
  • Non-stop assault on Sugnu : The pattern
  • Nearly 5mn candidates for 60k posts
  • Folktales of Manipur 2.0
  • Nothing to kill or die for
  • The Kutsapo Proclamation
  • Nagas oppose border fencing with Myanmar
  • Great game for peace and security
  • IIT Delhi at Abu Dhabi
  • Restraining armed forces vis- Kuki militants
  • Drawing the battle line for Moreh at last
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #23: Download
  • Aira Thoudam - coveted scholarship in Egypt
  • Condemns violence committed in CCpur
  • Last Smile of our Fallen Comrade : Poem
  • Sachinker ties knot with Raina Rajkumari
  • Complex challenges & calls for resolution
  • Save Manipur : Protest [Feb 15] #1 : Gallery
  • Sonia Nepram at 74th Berlinale, Germany
  • Manipur: Best AIFF Grassroots Award 2024
  • Children struggling tough competition
  • Reliance Foundation partners with NSDC
  • Bigger agenda behind CCpur protest
  • When Frankenstein acts as a law unto itself
  • A Cloud in Trousers : A translation #4
  • Manipur imbroglio and our lessons
  • The Living Song :: Poem
  • Entries : Mumbai International Film Festival
  • MG Motor India's new facility in Silchar
  • Self-funded Rail budget earns profits
  • Points Imphal should lay before Delhi
  • Dissenters not to go down without a fight
  • Art Exhibition @ RKCS Museum #5 : Gallery
  • Article 371 C aggravates ethnic divide
  • Into the lap of nature : Udupi #2
  • Delhi's dance with Meitei-Kuki conundrum
  • 'Vividhata ka Amrit Mahotsav' in Delhi
  • 2024 may pose challenges in 11 States
  • FMR scrapped, border fencing assured
  • Time to take a final call
  • Legacies of the Khamba-Thoibi classics
  • Transforming education in Manipur
  • The Power of Poppy - 19 :: Poem
  • Beauty tip to look awesome- Valentine's Day
  • Towards understanding of human journeys
  • If them then why not the Meiteis ?
  • Ensuring basic rights of conflict children
  • 75th Republic Day @ Kangla #2 : Gallery
  • Bambam Thounaojam - MMA World Champion
  • Distress Relief @ Sugnu [Jan] : Gallery
  • Manipur's struggle for peace amidst tension
  • Hold govts to account for ending tobacco
  • Meghalaya Cancer Conclave 2024
  • Not the time to take political mileage
  • Way off the mark
  • Abnormal population growth of Kuki from 1881
  • May 3 violence :: Poem
  • Bharat-Burma border barbed
  • Importance of STEM careers for girls
  • Development of mental health in school
  • Displaced children in relief camps
  • Is it the end of Kuki-AR honeymoon period ?
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #22: Download
  • Manipur Technology Innovation Hub Startup
  • As Time Ticks Away :: Poem
  • Architecture & design confluence - BAIC
  • UG Scholarships 2023-24 results announced
  • Occupational therapy role in erb's palsy
  • National Voters' Day @ Lamphel : Gallery
  • Into the lap of nature : Udupi #1
  • Stop disrespect for places of worship
  • IBSD & NBRC joined hand for research
  • MedTech Mitra : A facilitation highway uptake
  • First edition of Assam LitArt Festival
  • Weed out the illegal immigrants
  • Behind and beyond the rhetoric
  • Nupi Landa Thaunaphabishing #6 :: Book
  • Training on cultivation of mushroom at Tera
  • Workshop: Exploring genomic resources of NE
  • India-Australia Partnership in Education
  • Why a new dawn of development in NE
  • Healthy Hair : keep it healthy
  • Beyond scrapping FMR
  • The letter of WKZIC to ADB
  • A Northeasterner's Reflection on India
  • Feathers of different birds flock together
  • Manipur : 9 months into endless killings
  • Call to make Big Tobacco pay for health
  • Mahotsav : Richness of Northeast India
  • Noting the call from AMCO
  • Not enough to rest assured anyone
  • Resilience in adversity | Kumbi : Gallery
  • Why effective treatments for TB not out
  • Cease the strife :: Poem
  • Balancing mental well-being of students
  • FM Hi debt funds Rs 45 tr budget
  • Submission of admission, apology
  • Unveiling the mask of Kuki MLAs once again
  • Arambai Tengol & SFs [24 Jan] #3 : Gallery
  • Lessons from Manipur on vigilantism
  • Exposure to air pollution can lead to cancer
  • Interim budget: Need comprehensive reforms
  • From exam stress to success
  • Adding more teeth to the silence
  • Still, a far-off land for Mr Prime Minister
  • A Cloud in Trousers : A translation #3
  • Dissecting the strength of Kukis #2
  • Self Defence Training : for school girls
  • Bharat Ratna for the Mandir man
  • Desi remedy for farm sector
  • Noting the words of caution from UNC
  • The best way to settle Thangjing issue
  • Descent of Radha-Krishna #21: Download
  • Maharaj Gambhir Singh #2: Gallery
  • To Our Fallen Village Volunteers :: Poem
  • "It's Not My Choice" triumphs in every aspect
  • Jamir congratulates Advani for Bharat Ratna
  • Climate change needs to be taught
  • 75th Republic Day @ Kangla #1 : Gallery
  • Management fest at Assam University
  • Transformation from adulthood to parenthood
  • NEP's vision is to make India competitive
  • 35th Road Safety Campaign in North East
  • Budget - Welfare with Fiscal Discipline
  • Understanding call against lifting FMR
  • Nine months and counting
  • Statue in front of Western Gate, Kangla ?
  • My memories of Imphal from 1941 : Review
  • Auditions: 20th Mega Miss North East
  • Face scrubs for glowing skin
  • Auditions: 13th Mega Mister North East
  • Seaweed: Sea of opportunities
  • Continuing clash: Dialogue the way forward
  • The truth behind the objection
  • Gaan-Ngai at Keishamthong #2 : Gallery
  • Protests attack @ Moreh [18 Jan] #2: Gallery
  • Seeking solutions, not scapegoats: Response
  • Indo-Naga Talks (From 2012) :: Timeline
  • Gaan-Ngai at Keishamthong #1 : Gallery
  • Transforming education, building our future
  • Arambai Tengol & SFs [24 Jan] #2 : Gallery
  • Arambai Tengol & SFs [24 Jan] #1 : Gallery
  • Protests attack @ Moreh [17 Jan] #2 : Gallery
  • Protests attack @ Moreh [18 Jan] #1: Gallery
  • Guard of honor - W Somorjit : Gallery
  • 13 martyrs brought to JNIMS : Gallery
  • Mangani Leihul of 13 martyrs #2 : Gallery
  • Oinam Chaoba Devi: Sepak Takraw : Gallery
  • Ayekpam Maipak (Sepak Takraw) : Gallery
  • Shanglakpam Nilakanta (Hockey) : Gallery
  • List of Kings of Manipur: 33 - 1984 AD