articles by Sunzu Bachaspatimayum

India

Centre, NSCN-IM peace pact on the brink of collapse; separatist demands, unconstitutional expectations make negotiations with North East insurgent groups hard

It is clear that the Centre and the armed group are not on the same page while interpreting the Framework Agreement signed between the parties on 3 August 2015 which Prime Minister Narendra Modi had termed as historic.

Politics

Is Manipur going the Kashmir way? As dissent against Biren Singh grows, BJP may resort to President's Rule

The in-fighting within BJP in the saffron party-led Manipur government has finally reached its zenith.

Politics

Resolution of Manipur financial crisis unlikely soon as internal power tussle puts Biren Singh at risk of losing CM post

The power tussle in Manipur has taken a turn for the worse, with Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Thursday taking over key departments.

India

Rescue of 179 Nepali nationals throws spotlight on human trafficking in a border town in Manipur

The rescue of 179 Nepali nationals reveals Moreh, a bustling commercial town bordering Myanmar, to be an emerging point for human trafficking.

India

Manipur fears return of insurgency as opposition to citizenship bill grows among natives dismayed at being outnumbered

The Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 is fermenting alienation and mistrust in the North East and might infuse a fresh lease of life to insurgency in Manipur

India

Broken benches, walls and drainage in NIT Manipur: Students threaten to quit comparing campus conditions to living in jungle

Fed up with lack of basic amenities and proper infrastructure at NIT Manipur, all the 912 students of the technical institute have threatened to quit if the authorities fail to address their grievances

India

Manipur journalist's arrest shows how National Security Act is being misused to silence voices against State

Manipur, the easternmost Indian border state, plagued by unemployment and armed conflict, is fondly referred to as a ‘paradise’ in journalistic circles.

India

Kukis mourn massacred kin in Manipur, seek homeland as Centre gets set to implement Naga pact inked with NSCN-IM

Significantly the Kukis have chosen to scale up the Black Day observation this year when the Government of India is all set to seal the Naga peace pact based on the Framework Agreement.

India

7 Rohingya Muslims deported to Myanmar from Manipur's Moreh; illegal immigrant says 'happy to leave India'

As the Supreme Court refused to stay the deportation of seven Rohingya Muslims on Thursday, they will now be deported back to Myanmar from Manipur's Moreh. The Centre had informed the court that Myanmar was ready to accept them as its citizens.

India

Manipur University meltdown shows no signs of mellowing, six student bodies declare 48-hour strike from tomorrow

Y Yugindro Singh, the pro-vice-chancellor on whose complaint the police action took place resulting in the arrest of 89 students and six teachers has suspended the arrested professors.

India

Manipur University row: Chaos returns to the central university after arrest of six professors and 89 students

Just as things were returning to normal in the Manipur University, police crackdown on agitators put the university back on reverse gear.

India

The polo ponies of Manipur: Tracing a rare equine breed's battle against extinction

Once owned by almost every household in Manipur, the population of the pony has dwindled drastically because their grazing grounds have depleted and they have lost social value

India

Kwatha Khunou village in Manipur feels betrayed as India cedes vast swathes of land to Myanmar in shoddy border survey

Kwatha Khonou fears with India pursuing an appeasement policy toward Myanmar and allowing construction of border pillars much into Indian territories, totally disregarding age-old traditional boundaries.