JNU research scholar accuses Manipur of harassing Pangal Muslims in newspaper article, state government responds with author's arrest
Chingiz Khan, a scholar of medieval history was first detained on 9 April and subsequently slapped with various sections of the Indian Penal Code which pertain to sedition, promoting enmity, public mischief and criminal conspiracy respectively.
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.
Naga Peace Accord: Centre misleading people, claims senior NSCN-IM leader as differences remain three months after deadline
The Naga issue faces an uncertain future with no progress being made on the Naga Peace Accord three months since the supposed conclusion of the peace talks between the NSCN-IM and the Central Government
Our efforts have already borne fruit: CM Biren Singh claims progress being made to resolve Manipur crisis
It was always going to be a tough task for Manipur's first BJP chief minister Biren Singh, who inherited a state that was grappling with multiple social and political worries
Manipur's CM-designate, Biren Singh has an uphill task of maintaining peace between hills and valley
Even as Nongthongbam Biren Singh heads to be the first BJP chief minister in Manipur, he has an uphill task of chalking out a mutually acceptable path of existence for all the ethnic identities in the conflict ridden state.
Manipur Election Results 2017: Key takeaways from the bitter political fight between Congress, BJP in the state
While Manipur's political battle remained close between the two political giants — Congress and BJP — here are the key takeaways from this fight.
The CVoter prediction comes at a time when the frontier state has seen swelling of Meitei and Naga nationalistic sentiments giving Congress in the Valley and Naga People’s Front (NPF) in the hills an edge over other parties.
The state mainly comprises of three communities: Meitei, Naga and Kuki. The three lived side by side for centuries and developed their heritage in parallel within their respective ethno-social boundaries. But today they engage in what can be loosely termed as tribal politics.
The economic blockade of the Imphal-Dimapur and Imphal-Silchar roads, through which most goods enter the state, has overshadowed all other issues this election year in Manipur, the north-eastern state with one of India's highest poverty rates, high youth unemployment, and low growth
Manipur Election 2017: BJP's secrecy on Naga framework keeps Meities away, gives Congress fighting chance
The Hindu Meitei’s in Manipur would have as a rule opted for a Hindu nationalist party like the BJP, but suspicion of the BJPs connections with the Nagas and fear of fragmentation of Manipur is giving Congress a fighting chance
Manipur Election 2017: Ibobi Singh most divisive figure in state history, says PRJA's Erendro Leichombam
US-returned People’s Resurgence Justice Alliance convener Erendro Leichombam says that he was trapped in his own history and could not get out of it that ultimately motivated him to his home state of Manipur.
The future course of politics in Manipur would depend on UNC lifting the economic blockade or Manipur government revoking its decision to create new districts.
How can political parties afford to ignore Muslim population as their vote can swing election results in more than a dozen assembly constituencies in Manipur.
Caught between an economic blockade, protests and violence that entered 53rd day on Friday and a cash crunch caused by demonetisation, normal life remains paralysed in the state as Manipuris face shortages and escalating costs of essential supplies such as food and fuel. However, with Christmas just around the corner and Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Ministry of State (Home), Kiren Rijiju arriving in Manipur on Friday to analyse the situation, a temporary solution may be in the offer.
Manipur Assembly polls 2017: Ibobi's move to create seven new districts may thwart BJP's march in state
Recent attacks on security forces by insurgent groups over the game changing electoral move of creating seven new districts by the Okram Ibobi-led Congress government marks the height of strife in Manipur. This move is Ibobi's desperate attempt to retain power.