Northeast India Clipings

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Human Rights, February 2008

Posted by buraluit on May 12, 2009

Released engineer recalls ordeal

Released
engineer recalls ordeal (IFP_3_2_K8)

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Thoubal division PWD sub-division I AE Sorokhaibam Menjor
Singh, who had been abducted by cadres of the underground People`s United
Liberation Front, PULF was released after five days captivity late yesterday
evening.Menjor, who spoke to mediapersons at his home at Charangpat Mayai Leikai
this morning, told mediapersons that he was let go by his captors at around 7:15
pm at Lilong bazar.
Recalling his ordeal, he informed that he had been abducted by some five persons
on the evening of January 28 last after waylaying him on his way home from
office at a spot at Usoipokpi.
He said he was kept blindfolded for the next five days at an undisclosed place
before being released yesterday evening at Lilong…..more…

Businessman found dead(SEN,
10-2-08)

From our Correspondent
MANGALDAI, Feb 9: Strong sensation has been prevailing in Mangaldai town
following the brutal murder of a businessman, whose dead body was recovered in a
field near the Rajiv Bhavan yesterday morning. The deceased has been identified
as Naziruddin Ahmed (56), son of late Abdul Zalil of Bandia village adjacent to
Mangaldai town, who earned his livelihood as a petty businessman.
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Bandh to protest
killing of youth by police
(SEN,
19-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 18: The Joint Action Committee (JAC), constituted against the
killing of a youth by Imphal East police on February 15, has called a 48-hour
bandh in Manipur demanding fulfilment of their demands. Soram Rojit, a class XII
student, was shot dead by the police at Hatta Golapati in Imphal East. Police
suspected the boy to be a militant. JAC president Haokholun Guite said that
Rojit was innocent and demanded an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakhs and a suitable job
for Rojit’s wife from the Government.
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Khandu seeks PM’s intervention into abduction by NSCN(SEN, 7-2-08)
ITANGAR, Feb 6: Arunachal
Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu has sought the Prime Minister’s
intervention into the reported abduction of youths by militant outfits for
recruitment process.
Official sources said here today that Khandu informed Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh a day after the Wancho Students Union (WSU) claimed that the outfits,
especially NSCN (K), were abducting youths in Tirap district.
“It is a matter of grave concern that despite the district being declared as
Disturbed under Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 and deployment of Army,
the outfit is carrying out their illegal activities with impunity,” Khandu said.
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BPFPR office building
inaugurated
(SEN,
7-2-08)

From our Correspondent
GORESWAR, Feb 6: A new office building of the Bodo Peoples’ Forum for Peace and
Rights (BPFPR) was inaugurated yesterday at Mangal Chowk under Goreswar police
station. The building was inaugurated by Haricharan Basumatary, principal,
Rainbow English School in Baksa district.

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Elimination of 22 yr old youth
(SEX,
9-2-08)
Incensed people gherao CM’s office
IMPHAL, Feb 8:
Strongly contending that Md Qudus Ali alias Bobo (22) s/o Md Hayat Ali of Urup
Makha Leikai shot dead by a combined force of Imphal East commandos and troops
of 32 AR at Yangdong Thongkhong yesterday was an innocent civilian, a large
number of local gathered at the Chief Minister’s official residence today
demanding fitting punishment for those security personnel involved in the
killing.


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Identity confirmed
(SEX,
9-2-08)
IMPHAL, Feb 8: The
person gunned down by a team of Imphal West district commandos in between
Lamdeng and Kameng under Lamshang PS yesterday afternoon is informed to be a
PREPAK activist while police report confirmed slaying of another three suspected
to be KCP activists. The three were slain during an encounter at Samurou at
around 10.05 pm yesterday with further searches of nearby spots leading to the
recovery of two 7.65 pistols with two magazines and six rounds besides one 36
H.E hand grenade with detonator, said a statement issued by SP (IW) Clay
Khongsai today.


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Five bodies
taken away
(SEX,
10-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 9: The bodies of the three
suspected underground activities who were shot dead by Imphal West Police
Commandos during an encounter at a pla-ce in between Naran Konjil and Samurou
under Wang-oi PS on Feb 7 night have been taken away by their respective
families after post -mortem at the mortuary of RIMS Hospital here today.
The slain UGs were Nao-rem Boboi (24) s/o Ibohal of Kakwa Naorem Leikai,
Khai-dem Boker (24) s/o Ibobi of Kakwa Huidrom Leikai and Santosh Pradhan of
Mantripukhri, but was staying at Kakwa Asem Leikai.

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Seminar on
human rights(SEX, 10-2-08)
IMPHAL, Feb 9: Under the theme, “Let us defeat the fascistic policies
of Govern- ment”, a seminar was organised by Organisation for the Protection of
Democratic Rights on January 27 and 28 at Sangameshara Function Hall in
Anantrapur (Andhra Pradesh).
Representing Committee on Human Rights (CHOR) Manipur, a human rights activist
Phulindro Konsam attended as the chief guest of the opening function which was
marked by the presence of many renowned human rights activists from different
parts of the country.
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Slain man
identified (SEX, 19-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 18: The identity of the man who was shot dead by a combined
force of Imphal East District Police Commandos and personnel of 32 Assam Rifles
at Kairang Mayai Leikai under Heingang Police Station last night has been
established.
He was one Md Abdul Karim (47) s/o Md Amuba of Kairang Mayai Leikai.
According to his family members, Md Abdul Karim was a innocent person who did
any available job for livelihood.
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Man beaten
to death(SHT_5_2_K8)

Shillong: One person was beaten to death by unknown miscreants in
Laban area of the city recently.The victim, identified as Anand Sharma, was
called by his friends to meet them before being assaulted near Harison Bridge
and then dumped on the road. He succumbed to his injuries at Woodland Hospital,
Shillong.In an FIR filed with Laban police, one Mona Nongrum, brother-in-law of
Anand Sharma, stated that Mr Sharma had gone on a bike to meet his friends after
receiving a call from them at about 7.15 pm of January 28 last. At around 9.45
pm, Mr Nongrum got a phone call from his friend Kmen Sing Nongkynrih, informing
him that his brother-in-law Mr Sharma was assaulted by five unknown persons near
Harison Bridge and that he was lying unconscious on the road.
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Manipur
takes violence crown(TEL_4_2_K8)        

New Delhi, Feb. 3: If statistics compiled by the Union
home ministry are anything to go by, four of the northeastern states accounted
for the majority of violent incidents in the region last year with Manipur
taking the top spot by a small margin. The statistics are based on detailed
figures of the last two years’ rise and fall of violence in the
insurgency-affected region. Of the seven states, Manipur, Assam, Tripura and
Nagaland were categorised as violence-prone. Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh were
deemed peaceful.

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Hostage
drama nears end

Manipur
outfit says it will free power department engineer(TEL_6_2_K8)

Imphal, Feb. 5: The Umar Farooq faction of the Peoples
United Liberation Front (PULF) tonight announced that it would release Naorem
Kishore Singh, the power department engineer it had abducted five days ago.The
news came within hours of the employees of the Manipur power department
threatening to disconnect electricity supply if their colleague was not freed by
his abductors.Though the PULF had specified that it would free the official
tonight, police did not have any report of him being released till the filing of
this report.
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39
abducted, cops silent (TEL_6_2_K8)

Itanagar, Feb. 5: The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’
Union today claimed that 39 students were abducted by the Khaplang faction of
the NSCN from six villages in Tirap district last month but the police and
district administration have done nothing to ensure their release. The apex
students’ organisation of Arunachal Pradesh today served an ultimatum to the
government saying that it would launch a statewide agitation if the children
were not released within 10 days.Some of those kidnapped are below seven years
of age.
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Trader dies in rebel strike(TEL_7_2_K8)

– Protest
rally in Dimapur today OUR CORRESPONDENT

Kohima, Feb. 6: A contingent of 600-odd paramilitary and
police personnel could not stop suspected militants from sneaking past them
today and killing another member of the non-tribal trading community in
Nagaland’s commercial hub.The assailants lobbed a grenade inside Krishna
Hardware on Dimapur’s Church Road around 1pm, killing the manager instantly and
leaving two more persons critically injured. The blast also triggered a blaze,
but fire-tenders arrived quickly and doused the flames.Police officials were
reluctant to comment on the incident, thought to be the outcome of resistance to
extortion by a splinter group of the NSCN (Isak-Muivah).
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10000
attend Dimapur rally (TEL_8_2_K8)

Kohima, Feb. 7: The people’s anguish against a spate of
abductions and extortion in Dimapur today spilled into the open as the public
served an ultimatum to the Nephiu Rio government to arrest the culprits or face
an indefinite closure of the state’s commercial hub.Over 10,000 people converged
at Deluxe Point in the heart of Dimapur for a rally organised by the Dimapur
Naga Students’ Union and demanded that the state government arrest those
responsible for the ongoing spate of terror in Dimapur or face indefinite
closure of Dimapur town.They also condemned the rise in kidnapping, ransom
demands and extortion on non-Naga traders in and around Dimapur and elsewhere in
the state. The rally was supported by the Naga Hoho, Naga Students’ Federation,
All Nagaland College Students’ Union, Dimapur Naga Women’s Hoho, Dimapur Naga
Council, Dimapur Municipal Council, business community of Dimapur, Naga tribal
Hohos, gaonburhas (village chiefs), and dubhashis (heads of Naga
customary law) and several organisations.
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Protest
against youth killing(TEL_9_2_K8)

Imphal, Feb. 8: Nearly 100 protesters made an abortive
attempt to storm the office of Manipur chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh this
afternoon demanding action against the killing of a youth they said was
innocent. The protesters from Urup Makha Leikai in Imphal East accused the
police of killing “an innocent” youth in custody and demanded action against the
personnel involved in the case. Police last night gunned down a youth identified
as Md Qudus Ali, a 22-year-old newly married youth of the locality, on a village
road not very far from his home. The police claimed that Ali was gunned down in
an encounter and said one 9mm pistol with ammunition was found on him. They also
claimed to have recovered incriminating documents of Peoples United Liberation
Front from the slain youth.

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Unclaimed bodies(SHT_5_2_K8)

Shillong: The bodies of two unidentified men, both in their forties,
were found by Sadar police personnel on February 1. One was found dead on the
stairs behind Hotel Polo Towers, Shillong while the body of the other was found
on the premises of Shillong Civil Hospital.
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1 shot
dead, 2 abducted near Kheroni
(AST_3_2_K8)
DIPHU, Feb 2 – In a fresh spurt of violence, an ultra belonging to DHD
(J) popularly known as Black Widow shot dead Ahim Vikram Kharka (35), member,
Nepali Suraksha Parishad (NSP) and ex-vice president of ASDC, Amreng MAC,
constituency at Durbin Tila, under Kheroni PS in Karbi Anglong at about 7 pm on
Thursday.
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Debate on human rights held at
Police Training College
(AST_6_2_K8)
DERGAON, Feb 5 – A debating competition among the police personnel of
Eastern Range (Training and Armed Police) on human rights was held at Police
Training College (PTC) conference hall here on Friday. The contest, organised
following the direction of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), was held on
the topic ‘Protecting human rights can never be an obstacle in performing the
duties of police’.
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Manisana probe panel visits
Beltola
(AST_9_2_K8)
 GUWAHATI, Feb 8: Justice RK Manisana Singh probing the November 24 clash
at Beltola today visited the site of the incident and interacted with local
people. The judge was supposed to make a visit on January 20 but had decided to
postpone it. — Correspondent

Probe panel(AST_9_2_K8)
 GUWAHATI, Feb 8 : The Government of Assam has constituted a one-man
commission of Inquiry headed by Mr Justice (Rtd) PG Aggarwal, Gauhati High Court
to enquire into the violent incidents and subsequent police firing at Lakhipur
under Lakhipur police station in the district of Goalpara on January 2 last,
resulting into the death of eight persons and several injuries, stated an
official press release.

 

Army draws
flak over manhandling of school headmaster
(AST_10_2_K8)
DIBRUGARH, Feb 9 – The teachers and students of St Joseph’s School,
Sonari in Sivasagar district have demanded public apology from the Army
personnel of the 66 Field Regiment for the latter’s offensive behaviour with the
headmaster of the school on Wednesday.
A troupe of Army personnel from the 66 Field Regiment reportedly held Fr Martin
Lakra, the headmaster of the School on his neck and also allegedly used foul
language when the headmaster denied them access to the school basketball court
in view of the School’s annual sports week.

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Police killing of salesman
leads to protest at CM`s bungalow; `Deceased was picked up from I/E DC office
complex` (IFP, 10-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 8: Residents of Urup village, in Imphal east
district, have raised a ruckus over the killing of a local youth by state police
commandos yesterday evening at Thambalkhong insisting that he had been picked up
from the office complex of the DC, Imphal east yesterday afternoon by the
police, only to be shot in cold blood later.
Residents of the village, mostly womenfolk, thronged the chief minister`s
bungalow this afternoon, confronting the police, to register their protest
against the killing and submit a memorandum.
The youth whose identity was established as Md Qudus Ali, alias Bobocha, 22
years, son of Hayet Ali of Urup village in Imphal east was shot dead by the
commandos of the Imphal east district police last night at around 7.10 pm at
Thambalkhong, as per official sources.
Police sources said the youth, who was described as a suspected PULF militant,
was killed in firing by the police commandos when the youth attempted to escape
after being stopped for checking. The sources also claimed recovery of a .32
revolver.

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High level probe promised into
killing of Urup youth; Narankonjil victims also civilians, say families(IFP,
10-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 9: The state government is to conduct a high
level inquiry into the shooting incident at Thambalkhong, in Imphal east
district, on February 7 evening in which a youth who had allegedly been picked
up from the Imphal east DC office complex had been killed by Manipur police
commandos.
A commitment in this regard was made by chief minister O Ibobi Singh today in a
meeting with representatives of the JAC formed in connection with the killing of
the youth, namely Md Qudus Ali of Urup Salanpham Makha Leikai.
Qudus Ali, it may be mentioned, was shot dead by commandos of the Imphal east
district police on Thursday night at Thambalkhong under Porompat police station
in what was described as an encounter. Police had said the victim was a
suspected PULF cadre, and also claimed recovery of a handgun with ammunition
from the deceased.
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Suspected UGs kill ex-PREPAK
cadre(IFP,11-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 9: Unidentified persons suspected to be
underground activists shot dead an ex-cadre of the PREPAK this evening at round
4:10 pm at his home at Singjamei Sorokhaibam Leikai under Singjamei police
station.
The victim, identified as Sorokhaibam Tomba alias Surjit, 32, died at RIMS
hospital this evening at around 4:50 pm. He sustained bullet wounds in the upper
chest and upper abdomen.
As per reports, the victim had recently been pulled up by the PREPAK for
carrying out extortion in the name of the party. He had however been handed over
unharmed to his family yesterday.
According to family sources, two unidentified persons came to the house at
around 4 pm, and asked his whereabouts.
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One shot dead (IFP, 17-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 16: Some unidentified gunmen suspected to be
underground PREPAK cadres shot dead a youth this evening around 7.45 pm at
Laphupat Tera Laimang under Thoubal police station.
According to reliable sources, the incident occurred when about four armed men
suspected to be PREPAK cadres brought an unidentified youth at the outskirts of
Laphupat Terakhunou Laimang this evening and shot at his head at point blank
range.
The source said the youth died at the spot, and the gumen left the spot
hurriedly.
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AR to be boycotted over youth`s
disappearance (IFP, 17-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 16: A stir is in the offing in connection
with the disappearance of 18-year old Abee Chiru, of Uran Chiru village in
Lamlai Assembly segment, who has been missing after he was picked up by Assam
Rifles troops on January 27 at Moreh, with a public meeting held today at his
native village deciding to launch a boycott of the Assam Rifles in all Kom areas
unless he is released.The public meeting, held today at the Uran Chiru community
hall, decided to issue an ultimatum demanding Abee Chiru`s release within two
days.
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International rights body calls
for Lachit Bordoloi`s release (IFP, 17-2-08)

IMPHAL, Feb 15: The Observatory for the Protection of
Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against
Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has made
an appeal for the early release of peace activist and journalist Lachit Bordoloi
who was picked up by the police in Assam recently.
The appeal sent to the Centre for Organisation Research and Education (CORE) for
mass circulation has called on people from all walks of life to write to the
Indian authorities for taking all necessary measures to guarantee, in all
circumstances, the physical and psychological integrity of Lachit Bordoloi;
Release Lachit Bordoloi immediately and unconditionally, as his detention is
arbitrary since it only aims at sanctioning his human rights activities; Put an
end to any act of harassment, including at the judicial level, against Bordoloi
as well as against all human rights defenders in India; Comply with the
provisions of the Declaration on Human Rights Defenders adopted by the UN
General Assembly on December 9, 1998, in particular Article 1, which states that
"everyone has the right, individually or collectively, to promote the protection
and fulfilment of human rights and fundamental freedoms at the national and
international levels", as well as Article 12.2, which provides that "the State
shall take all necessary measures to ensure the protection by the competent
authorities of everyone, individually or in association with others, against any
violence, threats, retaliation, de facto or de jure adverse discrimination,
pressure or any other arbitrary action as a consequence of his or her legitimate
exercise of the rights referred to in the present Declaration"; and Guarantee
the respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance with the
Universal Declaration on Human Rights and other international human rights
instruments ratified by India.
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Manipur to probe youth’s killing
(NPT,
10-2-08)

  Imphal, Feb 9 (EPNS): Manipur government will conduct a
high level inquiry into the killing of a youth by Manipur police on Thursday at
Thambalkhong,  Imphal East.
The government decided to conduct the inquiry following a meeting between Chief
Minister O. Ibobi Singh and a Joint Action Committee (JAC). The victim, Md Qudus
Ali (20), died after being shot by police. Police suspected him as a PULF
activist and claimed to have recovered a pistol along with some cartridges from
his possession. However, the family of the victim as well as the locals
described the killing as a “cold blooded” murder.
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Abee
Chiru claims baseless, says AR (IFP_25_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 23: The Assam Rifles authorities have denied that any person by
the name of Abee Chiru was ever detained by the 24 Assam Rifles.
A release from the PRO, HQ IGAR(S) has stated that the news reports carried in
the Imphal Free Press on February 15 and 23 regarding the disappearance of the
youth and his subsequent release after issuing a threat by the 24 Assam Rifles
was totally baseless and an attempt to malign the reputation of the Assam
Rifles.
The release further said that no one by the name of Abee Chiru was ever arrested
by the 24 Assam Rifles in Moreh and no FIR had been filed till date at the Moreh
police station regarding the incident.
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Kidnapped PWD engineer, wife
released unharmed by abductors(IFP_25_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 24: The kidnapped executive engineer of the PWD and his wife
Shanti, a section officer in the state IFCD, hailing from Kangla Sangomshang in
Imphal east were released unharmed late today even as womenfolk staged a sit-in
protest against the kidnapping incident today at Lamlong bazar before their
release.
The protesting women stated that is was now high time everybody came out and
expressed strong resentment against the kidnapping of people for ransom as there
is fear of it becoming a deep rooted problem in our society.
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PCPIA support for AFSPA
repeal(AST_19_2_K8)

 GUWAHATI, Feb 18 – The People’s Committee for Peace Initiatives in
Assam (PCPIA) has decided to organize a state level convention on the alleged
“undemocratic actions” of the State Government and to gather support for the
scrapping of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. The committee, an umbrella
organization of more than 20 non-political organizations of the State, has also
decided to stage a sit-in-demonstration at Dispur on the first day of the
ensuing Budget session of the State Assembly.
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Shattered childhood of Ron,
Hiya
(AST_19_2_K8)
From Our Correspondent
 RANGIYA, Feb 18 – Although it is justified to say that man is the master of his
own destiny, yet at times the old maxim seems to be of no value when cruel hands
of violence by another section cut short people’s lives. Human violence and
terrorism being prevalent in the so-called civilised society of ours eventually
shatter the dreams and desires of many. More often, with the rise of violence
and terrorism, killings of innocent people also increase which eventually add
misery and sufferings, particularly to their family members, spouses and
children .

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Body found(AST_19_2_K8)
From A Correspondent
 NAZIRA, Feb 18 – A body of a person, aged about 50, was found lying near
the roadside in Chantak under Simaluguri PS of Nazira subdivision Sunday
morning.
People suspected it is to be a case of murder as the body bore injury marks on
chest and head.
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Bordoloi’s arrest condemned(AST_23-2-08)
From Our Correspondent
 IMPHAL, Feb 22 – Manipur’s Committee on Human Rights (COHR), while expressing
its strong resentment at the arrest and detention of Lachit Bordoloi, advisor to
the Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS) by the Assam Police, has urged the Assam
Government to release him immediately.
The committee also demanded dropping of all charges framed against him. Lachit
has been taking an important role in securing justice and peace in Assam,
addressing the gross human rights violations in conflict-afflicted Assam, it
said.
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Shot dead(SEX_25_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 24: Unidentified
persons gunned down one maisnam Bijoy (25) s/ Romon of Jiribam Babu-khan at
about 7 pm yester- day near his home at about 14 kms north east of Jiribam PS.
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Four
killed in separate incidents (IFP_26_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Commandos of the Imphal east
district police killed two suspected militants at Kongba Nongthombam Leikai late
Monday even as another two youths were shot dead by suspected PULF at the
foothills of Ngarian hill at around 10.30 am today.
In another incident, the police also disposed off a hand grenade deposited at
the house of a deputy superintendent of police, DSP at Singjamei Chirom Leikai.
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Toll of
continued violence
(SEX_26_2_k8)
Four shot dead in
different incidents

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Feb 25: Two persons have been shot dead by unidentified persons at
Ngarian hills under Irilbung police station at about 11 am today. The two
deceased are identified as Hussain Ahmad (37) and Jitherudin alias Ithem (25)
s/o Zamarudin. The belonged to Yairipok Ningthounai.
It is reported that Hussain Ahmad’s wife Anwari Begum is Zilla a Parishad member
of Changamdabi.
According to family members, the two left for Imphal on a Honda Activa at about
10.30 this morning. The Honda Activa has been recovered from the site where the
two were found shot dead.
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‘State and non-State actors
violating norms’

(SEX_26_2_k8)
 IMPHAL, Feb 25: Both State and non-State actors have been violating
international norms applicable in war or conflict situations in the State, said
executive director of Human Rights Alert Babloo Loitongbam.
Babloo was addressing a consultation programme on the Role of International
Criminal Court in the Context of Manipur at Hotel Imphal today. The programme
was jointly organised by the United NGOs Mission Manipur and the North East
Dialogue Forum. Babloo said that the International Criminal Court (ICC)
established in July 2002 with 105 countries as signatories conduct three trials
on different types of cases. The first case refers to systematic pogrom against
a nation, the second to violation of international humanitarian laws at times of
war or conflict situation and the third case refers to crimes against humanity
during time of war or peace.
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Assam Police meet on rights
issues
(AST_20_2_k8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 19 – The final round of the series of competition on human
rights issues organized by the Assam Police was held on Tuesday at the
conference hall of the city police reserve, here.
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Father kills son;
villagers beat him to death
(SEN_20_2_k8)

KOKRAJHAR, Feb 19: In a sensational case, a
mentally-retarded father killed his youngest son at Kanthalguri village under
Fakiragram police station in Kokrajhar district at around 6.30 am. According to
villagers, a mentally-retarded father of three sons, Bimal Brahma (36) slit the
throat of his yojngest son of five years.
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One
killed

(SEX_20_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 19 : A youth was found killed with multiple bullet wounds at a
Chura-chandpur district village this morning. The youth later identified as T
Lam-sianthang (22) of Tuai- tenphai village of the district was discovered by
nearby residents lying in a pool of blood ata paddy field at near Mualvem
village.
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Two suspected UGs gunned
down(IFP_21_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 19: Imphal west police commandos gunned down a suspected militant
at Kwakeithel Moirangpurel tonight at around 7 pm even as three members of
different underground groups were nabbed by the security forces, a report said.
Unidentified gunmen also shot dead one 22-year old in Churachandpur town early
today. He was later identified as Lamsianthang, son of late Khamkholian of
Tuitangphai village.
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Daylong protests at PWD office
over abduction of engineer (IFP_21_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 20: Kidnapping of an engineer along
with his wife by suspected militants of the Kuki Liberation Army, KLA on their
way to office from Imphal-Ukhrul road yesterday has angered the people of the
locality at Kangla Sangomshang from where the couple hails.
The executive engineer of PWD SW circle, Ngangbam Manglemjao hailing from Kangla
Sangomshang in Imphal east was reportedly kidnapped for an extortion demand of
Rs. 1 crore from the state public works department, a reliable source said.
Shanti Devi, who is also serving as a section officer in the state irrigation
and flood control department, who was with her husband was also taken away by
the suspected Kuki militants.
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AFSPA to be discussed at CPI
conference (IFP_21_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 20: The issue of Armed Forces Special Power Act, AFSPA and
territorial integrity of Manipur will be discussed at the national conference of
the Communists Party of India to be held at Hyderabad from March 23 to 27 this
year.

Speaking to journalists in Imphal today, state secretary, CPI, Manipur state
Council, Iboyaima said people of the state could not lead a peaceful life
because of the killings and atrocities meted out by the security forces under
AFSPA.
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Disappearance of Abi, Intl body takes up case
(SEX_21_2_k8)
 IMPHAL, Feb 20: Conveying deep concern over the disappearance of one
Abi Chiru (18) of Uran Chiru village, Senapati district after he was reportedly
picked up by Assam Rifles personnel from Moreh Gate no 2 on January 27, the
World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) Geneva has issued a world wide appeal
including the Government of India for their urgent intervention regarding the
‘arbitrary arrest/enforced disappearance/fear of safety of Abi Chiru.
According to a statement issued by the Centre for Organisation Research and
Education (CORE), the appeal has also been forwarded to the UN Working Group on
Enforced Disappearance and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and
Fundamental Freedoms of Indigenous Peoples, Prof Rodolfo Stavenhagen.

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Sarania body alleges police
harassment(AST, 22-2-08)
NALBARI, Feb 21 – The All Assam Sarania-Kachari Students Union (AASKSU)
has alleged that the Superintendent of Police of Baksa district PK Dutta has
been harassing the Sarania community of the district in the name of searching
top ULFA leader Hira Sarania.
A statement issued by its adviser Ramesh Ch Das said that the SP, along with
CRPF personnel and SULFA men, entered the Sarania villages and terrorised the
villagers uttering some uncivilised words. The villagers were disgusted by his
use of uncivilized words and behaviour. Even some innocent youths were arrested
by the SP and sent to jail without any cause, he added.
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Handed to
IMC
(SEX_22_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 21 :As no one has come forward to claim
the body of a youth which was found with bullet marks at Changpi Khullen under
Chakpikarong PS on February 13, the same has been handed over to the Imphal
Municipality for disposal today. The body was first recovered by 10 Assam Rifles
and later handed over to the police. Post-mortem has been conducted.


Protest against killing
(SEX_22_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 21: Claiming that the person who was shot dead by Imphal
West Police Commandos during an alleged shoot out at the crossing of
Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai Leirak Achouba Maning and Longjam Leirak under
Imphal Police Station last night was an innocent civilian, local people blocked
the Tiddim Road for sometime today.
The slain person has been identified as Pebam Inao alias Ojit (40) s/o late
Pakchao of Kwakeithel Lamdong. He was a married man having four children, two
daughters and two sons. However, according to police report, Inao was earlier
arrested in connection with a case under FIR No. 206 (11) 04 u/s 25(1-A)/1-AA) A
Act and 400/511/34 IPC of Singjamei Police Station for belonging to a gang of
arms dealer/supplier for extortion.
Intelligence input revealed that he was actively involved in extorting money in
the name of KCP and PREPAK, SP of Imphal West District Clay Khongsai said.
.more…

Four MU deans released after
brief abduction (IFP-1-2-k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: Four deans of different
departments of the Manipur University were reportedly detained by some
unidentified persons suspected to be cadres of an underground group early
Thursday and later released unharmed tonight.
The four officials who were abducted were the dean of department of humanities,
O Ibochou, dean of students, Md Islamuddin, dean of life sciences, PS Jadav and
dean of history, Mangsatabam Jiten. Jiten had taken the charge as the dean on
January 21, reports said.
Reports said that they were taken into custody by the miscreants today at around
5.30 am and later released tonight at around 7.30 pm.
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Man suffers burns in alleged
murder attempt (IFP-1-2-k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 31: A 45-year old man suffered 34 per
cent burn injuries in a bizarre incident last night when someone allegedly
attempted to burn him alive while he was asleep.
The victim, identified as Ngangom Jilla, of Gwaltabi, at present staying at
Mongnijang village of Saikul subdivision in Senapati district, was admitted to
RIMS hospital last night with burns at his face, abdomen, private parts and
face.
The victim, questioned by mediapersons this morning at the hospital, claimed
that an unknown person had attempted to burn him alive after dousing him with
kerosene while he was asleep inside the kitchen of his house.
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Tml observes `Black Day`
(IFP-1-2-k8)

TAMENGLONG, Jan 31: People in Tamenglong district
of Manipur suspended all work for the day and participated in the observation of
"Black Day" of the Zeliangrong Region, GPRN/ NSCN-IM on Thursday.
Streets in the district wore a deserted look as all kinds of vehicles including
light vehicles went off the roads. Shops, business establishments and other
institutions in the district headquarter also remained closed for the day
showing solidarity to the observation of the black day of the NSCN (IM).
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Freedom At The Edge getting
rave reviews
(AST_2_2_k8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 1 – Freedom at the Edge, the short film made on Machang
Lalung, the man who spent 54 years of his life in jail without trial, has been
making rave reviews both at the national and international levels.
Poignantly depicting the life of Lalung, who was arrested at the age of 23 and
released at the twilight of his life after the intervention of human rights
bodies, the film made by Aneisha Sharma has been winning the hearts of the
people and opening their eyes to the drawbacks of the system.
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3 bodies recovered(NPT_2_2_K8)

 DIMAPUR, FEB 1 (NPN): Dimapur police on Friday recovered
two bullet-riddled bodies from different locations. Police recovered the body of
a poultry vendor of New Market later identified as one Podurul Islam, near 4th
Mile area. The victim who bore a bullet wound on the head was reportedly
abducted Monday last by four unidentified gunmen.

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3 NSCN (I-M) men, 1 woman
abducted(NPT_2_2_K8)

DIMAPUR, FEB 1 (NPN):The CAO, UT-I, of NSCN (I-M) Tokishe
G. Swu, his wife and two other NSCN (I-M) army personnel -Asangba Santam and
‘Corp’’ Nikhuyi- were reportedly abducted by the NSCN (Unification) in Dimapur
Friday afternoon at around 3 p.m.The MIP/NSCN (I-M) in a press release said the
abductors also took away one AK-56, one .22 rifle, one M-20 and a soft-top
Gypsy.
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PWD AE
freed after five days(SEX_2_2_k8)

 IMPHAL, Feb 1: Even as AE of PWD Sorokhaibam
Menjor of Charangpat was released today after being held captive for five days,
People’s United Liberation Front (PULF) has reportedly taken into custody Naorem
Kishore Singh, another AE of the same department yesterday.
In a statement, information and publicity secretary of the armed outfit Md Belan
Khan said Menjor was released from the custody of the outfit somewhere in
Thoubal district at around 6 pm today after considering the appeal of the civil
organisations and his family members.

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Umathel
probe : Fear forces all to keep mum

 IMPHAL, Feb 1: With most of them yet to
recover from the trauma and fearing the reprisal from security forces on the
other hand, people of Umathel village have not been able to come out to give
their statements to the inquiry officer in connection with the September 30
incident of 2007.
In the aftermath of the ambush laid by armed cadres of the proscribed PREPAK on
troopers of 21 Assam Rifles on September 30, 2007 which left one jawan killed,
incensed AR personnel unleashed a reign of terror and beat up many villagers
brutally.

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Found dead(SEX_3_2_k8)


IMPHAL, Feb 2: A non-Manipur who appears to around 60 years of age was found
dead at the bus waiting shed of Leimakhong Chingmang under Sekmai Police Station
at around 6.45 pm yesterday.
The corpse of the man having wheatist complexion with elongated bearded face and
5 feet and 6 inches tall has been picked up by the police and deposited at the
mortuary of RIMS Hospital for identification.

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Dates set for Parbung
hearing (SEX, 3-2-08)

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Feb 2: The raj-khowa Commission has in- timated Human Rights Alert (HRA)
and Manipur Forward Youth Front (MAFYF) to depute their respective
repre-sentatives for a hearing on the Parbung/Lungthulien case which is slated
for February 18 and 19 at the State capital (Imphal).
In connection with the alleged rape of 21 Hmar women in Parbung and Lung-
thulien areas of Churachandpur district bordering Mizoram in 2006 by cadres of
two UG groups, HRA and MAFYF had approached the Rajkhowa Commis-sion for cross
examination of the victims with the probe pa- nel consequently conveying to the
petitioners on the hea-ring dates, said Commission sources today.

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Shop owner in hospital after being
shot by suspected UGs(IFP_4_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 3: A 27 years shop owner was
hospitalised after he was shot at by two unidentified gunmen suspected to be UGs
yesterday evening at Kakwa bazar under Singjamei police station.
The injured man, identified as Konthoujam Pilot of Singjamei Thongam Leikai was
reportedly shot with a single bullet at his left thigh by two unidentified
gunmen inside his shop at Kakwa bazar at around 7.15 pm yesterday without citing
any reason.
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Lilong, Oinam Sawombung public
protest twin murders (IFP_4_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 3: Protests erupted at Lilong and
Oinam Sawombung today after two separate shooting incidents last night that
resulted in the death of two men belonging to these two localities.
Residents of Lilong took out a protest rally and briefly blockaded the
Indo-Burma road this afternoon after a local panshop owner was shot dead by
unknown persons late yesterday evening. Likewise, residents of Oinam Sawombung
have blockaded the Mayai Lambi indefinitely over the killing of a local youth,
also last night.
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Released engineer recalls
ordeal (IFP_4_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 2: Thoubal division PWD sub-division
I AE Sorokhaibam Menjor Singh, who had been abducted by cadres of the
underground People`s United Liberation Front, PULF was released after five days
captivity late yesterday evening.
Menjor, who spoke to mediapersons at his home at Charangpat Mayai Leikai this
morning, told mediapersons that he was let go by his captors at around 7:15 pm
at Lilong bazar.

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Abducted Bodo leader killed
(SEN_4_2_k8)

KOKRAJHAR/GUWAHATI, Feb 3: Bodo People’s Forum for Peace and Rights (BPFPR)
vice president Babul Swargiary was killed by unknown miscreants last night, and
his body was found from Medaghat this morning. Talking to The Sentinel, BPFPR
divisor Bhrahman Baglary said that Babul had been returning home after
circulating the wedding cards of his daughter at 5.30 pm on February 1 when some
miscreants had held him hostage. The family members of Babul lodged an FIR .
.more…

 Youth shot dead (SEN_4_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 3: A youth was shot dead by
unknown assailants last night at Lilong, Thoubal while another seriously
injured. Police said here today that unidentified people fired at two youths
last night and one of them succumbed to his injuries while the other was
fighting for his life at the Regional Institute of medical Sciences (RIMS),
Imphal.

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Shop owner
in hospital after being shot by suspected UGs (IFP_5_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 3: A 27 years shop
owner was hospitalised after he was shot at by two unidentified gunmen suspected
to be UGs yesterday evening at Kakwa bazar under Singjamei police station.

.more…

Kakwa protests shop
owner`s shooting (IFP_5_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb. 4 : A mass sit in
protest was held at Kakwa bazar in Imphal today against the shooting of a 27
year old shop owner by unknown gunmen on Saturday evening.
A large number of Kakwa residents, including the members of the Kakwa bazar
board and meira paibis participated in the sit-in-protest held at the Kakwa
Bazar over the shooting.

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 Lilong,
Oinam Sawombung public protest twin murders(IFP_5_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 3:
Protests erupted at Lilong and Oinam Sawombung today after two separate shooting
incidents last night that resulted in the death of two men belonging to these
two localities.
Residents of Lilong took out a protest rally and briefly blockaded the
Indo-Burma road this afternoon after a local panshop owner was shot dead by
unknown persons late yesterday evening. Likewise, residents of Oinam Sawombung
have blockaded the Mayai Lambi indefinitely over the killing of a local youth,
also last night.

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 Killings
condemned(NPT_5_2_K8)

Dimapur, Feb 4 (NPN): The Phek District Joint Forum Peace Monitoring Cell has
condemned the killings of two FGN (non-accordist) army personnel – “Maj” Hepayi
Rhakho, son of Niesoyi Rhakho of Lozaphuhu village and “Sgt. Maj” Kukuneizo
Tetseo, son of Mudothiyi Tetseo of Pholami village – by the FGN on January 29.
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‘Arrest killers of Swargiary’(SEN_5_2_k8)
NALBARI, Feb 4: The Boro People’s Forum for
Peace and Rights (BPFPR) has today demanded of the administration to immediately
arrest the culprits responsible for the killing of its leader Babul Swargiary.
BPFPR activists took out a procession and submitted a memorandum to Bagsa Deputy
Commissioner today, and demanded the arrest of the culprits.

Man beaten to
death(SHT_5_2_K8)

Shillong: One person was beaten to death by unknown miscreants in
Laban area of the city recently.The victim, identified as Anand Sharma, was
called by his friends to meet them before being assaulted near Harison Bridge
and then dumped on the road. He succumbed to his injuries at Woodland Hospital,
Shillong.In an FIR filed with Laban police, one Mona Nongrum, brother-in-law of
Anand Sharma, stated that Mr Sharma had gone on a bike to meet his friends after
receiving a call from them at about 7.15 pm of January 28 last. At around 9.45
pm, Mr Nongrum got a phone call from his friend Kmen Sing Nongkynrih, informing
him that his brother-in-law Mr Sharma was assaulted by five unknown persons near
Harison Bridge and that he was lying unconscious on the road.
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Unclaimed bodies(SHT_5_2_K8)

Shillong: The bodies of two unidentified men, both in their forties,
were found by Sadar police personnel on February 1. One was found dead on the
stairs behind Hotel Polo Towers, Shillong while the body of the other was found
on the premises of Shillong Civil Hospital. The deceased were taken to Shillong
Civil Hospital for post-mortem. No one has come forward to claim the bodies so
far. The bodies were kept in the hospital morgue.

Trader’s
death fuels protests(TEL,5-2-k8)

Kohima, Feb. 4:
The Dimapur Municipal Council today forcibly broke open some shops in New Market
and Hongkong market, but other shops were closed for the third day in protest
against the killing of a businessman. A bandh was observed in Chumukedima town
near Dimapur. Poultry vendor Podurul Islam was abducted by militants from New
Market some days back. His body was recovered from 4th Mile on Saturday. Islam’s
captors killed him after his relatives had failed to pay the ransom of Rs
20lakh.


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High level
probe promised into killing of Urup youth; Narankonjil victims also civilians,
say families (IFP_12_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 9: The state government is to conduct
a high level inquiry into the shooting incident at Thambalkhong, in Imphal east
district, on February 7 evening in which a youth who had allegedly been picked
up from the Imphal east DC office complex had been killed by Manipur police
commandos.
A commitment in this regard was made by chief minister O Ibobi Singh today in a
meeting with representatives of the JAC formed in connection with the killing of
the youth, namely Md Qudus Ali of Urup Salanpham Makha Leikai.
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Probe ordered into Urup youth`s
killing (IFP_12_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 11: The Manipur
government ordered Monday an enquiry into the facts and circumstances leading to
the controversial death of Md Qudus Ali alias Bobocha, 22, son of Md Hayat Ali
of Urup Makha Leikai.
Mention may be made that Qudus was shot dead by a combined team of Imphal east
commandos and 32 Assam Rifles on the night of February 7 last at Naharup Makha
Leikai Ningol Khul.
Even though police claimed that he was killed in an encounter (as noted in the
FIR case no. 38 (2)2008 under section 400/307 IPC and 25 (1-C) Arms Act of
Porompat police station), the family members of the deceased have made claims
that the facts were contrary to what was reported in the case.

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NDFB accuses police of
harassing innocent people»(SEN_12_2_k8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 11: The National Democratic
Front of Boroland (NDFB) has condemned a section of the press for accusing the
organization of being involved in the abduction of one Dipak Sikaria, a
businessman from Baksa district.
The NDFB, through a press release, has said that it is under a ceasefire
agreement with the Government of India and that the statement of the
Superintendent of Police, Baksa district, PK Dutta, accusing the organization of
being involved in the abduction is “false, baseless and without substance”.

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AFSPA
repeal demanded

 NEW DELHI, Feb 12 – People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR), Delhi,
condemning the arrest of advisor to the Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS),
Lachit Bordoloi, has demanded repeal of AFSPA from all ‘disturbed areas’.
Calling for immediate and unconditional release of Bordoloi, the PUDR said, it
fears for the safety of Bordoloi. His arrest is only another indication of the
hardline approach of the Government, it said. — Correspondent

2
bullet-riddled bodies found in Manipur
(AST_13_2_k8)
 IMPHAL, Feb 12 – Two unidentified bullet-riddled bodies were found from
different places in Manipur’s Thoubal district and Imphal West district this
morning, official sources said.
An unidentified bullet-riddled body was found in Phabakchao area under Mayang
Imphal police station in Imphal West district. Another bullet-riddled body was
found from Hiyanglam area under Kakching police station in Thoubal district. –
PTI

Police remand for Lachit,
Sumanta (SEN_13_2_k8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 12: People’s Consultative Group (PCG) member
Lachit Bordoloi and Sumanta Dutta, an employee of an outsourcing company of Air
Deccan, were produced before the Subdivisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) D
Ullah’s court here today. The court has sent both Bordoloi and Dutta to five-day
police remand.
Lachit Bordoloi’s counsel BK Mahajan argued in the court that, in accordance
with the Sections 166 and 167 of IPC, no accused can be sent to police remand
without the production of the police diary. The court, however, granted five-day
police remand for each of Bordoloi and Dutta though the police demanded 10-day
remand. The activists of the MASS shouted slogans in favour of Lachit Bordoloi
inside the court.
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Arrest of Lachit is violation of human rights: ULFA
(SEN_13_2_k8)

Meanwhile, United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman
Arabinda Rajkhowa has today condemned the arrest of People’s Consultative Group
(PCG) member Lachit Bordoloi, and said it is a conspiracy hatched by Chief
Minister Tarun Gogoi and IGP (SB) Khagen Sarma as they do not want any political
solution to the “India-Asom conflict”.
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Manisana panel to
submit report on Feb 20
(SEN_13_2_k8)

GUWAHATI, Feb 12: The local
residents of the Beltola area in Guwahati gave their statement before the
Manisana Singh Inquiry Commission today. About 20 people of the Beltola area
told the commission that the Adivasi processionists, who had been well equipped
with stones and acid bottles, attacked the local residents and damaged their
property without any rhymes and reasons.

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.


Release appeal
(SEX_13_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 12: The You-th Voluntary
Organisation (YVO) Yairipok Changamdabi has fervently appealed to the authority
concerned to release one Md ALi Hussein alias Zakir who was alle gedly pulled up
by a combined team of Imphal East Police Commando and personnel of 32 Assam
Rifles on February 7 at around 11. 30.


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Unidentified gunmen kill three(SEX_13_2_k8)

 IMPHAL, Feb 12: Unidentified gunmen shot dead
three youths at Sinam Kom Maning Sansenlok under Heingang police station at
around 2.30 pm today.
According to informed source, three unknown youths wielding AK series weapon
were spotted at around noon yesterday at near Sansenlok village mostly settled
by people belonging to the Nepali and Meitei communities.

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Two found
shot dead last night(SEX_13_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 12 : Two persons including a
second lieutenant of the proscribed UNLF were found shot dead by unidentified
persons in different parts last night. An activist of the proscribed UNLF in the
rank of second lieutenant was found shot dead by unidentified gunmen at
Hiyanglam Lai Panganba, 6 kms west of Kakching Police Station at around 9 pm
yesterday.


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.

Youth`s
body recovered near Lamsang (IFP_14_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 12: The bullet riddled body of an unidentified youth was
recovered this afternoon at a paddy field in between Kameng and Mana Inkhol
about 7 Km north west of Lamsang police station.
The unidentified body was picked up by the Lamsang police this afternoon and and
deposited at RIMS morgue for post mortem.
.more…

COHR calls for Lachit
Bordoloi`s release (IFP_14_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 13: The Committee on Human Rights (COHR) has
expressed their strong condemnation on the arrest and detention of Lachit
Bordoloi, advisor of Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti (MASS), a leading human rights
organization in Assam by the Assam police on February 11, 2008.
Lachit has been taking an important role in securing justice and peace in Assam,
addressing the gross human rights violations in the conflicat afflicted state of
Assam. As a convener of the People`s Committee for Peace Initiatives in Assam (PCPIA)
and a member of the People`s Consultative Group (PCG) that was set up in
September 2005 to initiate discussions between the Government of India and
United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA), Lachit assumed a crucial role in
efforts for peaceful resolution of the political conflict in Assam.
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COHR
condemns
(SEX_14_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 13: Condem-ning arrest and detention of Lachit Bordoloi,
advisor of Manab Adhikar Sangram Samiti by the Assam police on February 11,
Committee on Human Rights (COHR) has categorically stated that it is yet another
testimony how the State respon- ded with brute use of force and misuse of power
to all democratic efforts of human rights defenders for respect of civil and
political rights and for due establishment of justice and peace.


Unidentified youth shot dead
(SEX-14-2-08)
IMPHAL, Feb 13 : One youth was shot dead by some unidentified persons at
the paddy fields located in between Kameng and Mana Ingkhol, about 4 kms North
West of Lamsang police station at about 8 pm of February 11.
The corpse was retrieved by Lamsang police today and the same has been deposited
at RIMS mortuary.
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Life term
for 4

 DERGAON, Feb 14: Golaghat District and Sessions Court awarded life
imprisonment to four persons today in a murder case. According to information,
the court of Dipali Barbora gave life imprisonment to Kalia Das, Deokan Das,
Babul Das and Baba Das in the brutal killing of one Biren Das of Khumtaigaon
under Golaghat PS on November 29, 2004. – Correspondent

One
arrested for killing
(AST_15_2_k8)
GUWAHATI, Feb 14 – Police today nabbed one Athuar Ali for allegedly
killing Saiful Ali at city’s Dhirenpara area here today.
According to police, the murder was committed under the influence of drugs.

 

4 killed
in Manipur
(AST_15_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 14 – Four persons were killed in separate incidents by
unknown gunmen in Manipur during the last 24 hours.
Two persons were shot dead by unidentified gunmen today at Tairenpokpi Khunou
Chingtaba Yumbamlok under Lamsang PS in Imphal West district, according to
police.
In another incident, a passenger Jeep driver identified as Md. Juma Khan of Sora
Makha Chingya Leikai in Thoubal district of Manipur was killed by unidentified
armed assailants at Kakching Mairembam in Thoubal district.

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MHRC orders probe into youth`s
disappearance after arrest (IFP_15_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 14: Following a complaint regarding the alleged enforced
disappearance of a civilian after being arrested by the security forces, the
Manipur Human Rights Commission has issued a directive asking the police to
conduct a high level inquiry into the case.
One Abi Chiru, 18 son of Poabung Chiru of Uran Chiru village, Senapati district
has reportedly been missing since he was arrested by the personnel of 24 AR
posted at Moreh Border town near the Moreh gate No. 2 (Namphalong gate) on
January 27.
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Bodies
identified
(SEX_15_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 14: Identity of the two remaining persons who
were among three gunned down on February 12 at near Sinam Kom village under
Khundrakpam AC has been established today. While one of the body has been
identified as that of K Sunil alias Sanathoi alias Punshiba (24) s/o (L) K Rajen
of Phumlou Mamang Leikai the other is said to be one Ningthoujam Betani alias
Angouba (30) s/o N Tomba of Kairenphabi Ma-yai leikai.

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Time
extended

(SEX_15_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 14: The Government today extended the time for
the submission of Commisssion of inquiry report of the alleged torture and
molestation at Parbung. The inquiry Commission was constituted on November 15
last year.

Army
officials punished for HR violation
(AST_16_2_k8)
By Our Correspondent
 GUWAHATI, Feb 15 – The Indian Army authorities has decided to take punitive
action against a Major for trespassing human rights while discharging his duties
in the State. The authorities have already started disciplinary action against
the official, informed a defence release here today.
.more…

International rights body calls
for Lachit Bordoloi`s release (IFP_16_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 15: The Observatory for the Protection of Human
Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)
and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) has made an appeal for
the early release of peace activist and journalist Lachit Bordoloi who was
picked up by the police in Assam recently.
The appeal sent to the Centre for Organisation Research and Education (CORE) for
mass circulation has called on people from all walks of life to write to the
Indian authorities for taking all necessary measures to guarantee, in all
circumstances, the physical and psychological integrity of Lachit Bordoloi;
Release Lachit Bordoloi immediately and unconditionally, as his detention is
arbitrary since it only aims at sanctioning his human rights activities;

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Two bodies
found

 HAFLONG, Feb 17: Unidentified gunmen shot dead two youths in the hill
district of North Cachar today, police said. The assailants shot dead the two
youths and dumped their bodies near Debarai village under Haflong police
station. The bodies were found later. The youths have been identified as Utpal
Chakraborty and Ronji Hojai. Police have started investigation to find out the
motive behind the crime and track down the culprits. – Correspondent

 

One shot
dead (IFP_18_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 16: Some unidentified gunmen suspected to be underground PREPAK
cadres shot dead a youth this evening around 7.45 pm at Laphupat Tera Laimang
under Thoubal police station.
According to reliable sources, the incident occurred when about four armed men
suspected to be PREPAK cadres brought an unidentified youth at the outskirts of
Laphupat Terakhunou Laimang this evening and shot at his head at point blank
range.
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Left party
reiterates opposition to AFSPA in Manipur (IFP_18_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 17: The Communist Party of India`s general secretary, AB Bardhan
today strongly censured the Indian National Congress for its apparent
endorsement of the demand for integration of Naga-inhabited areas of the
north-east under a single administration in the election manifesto released for
the forthcoming Nagaland elections.
Bardhan, who was speaking at the inaugural session of the 19th state conference
of the CPI, Manipur unit, at the Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal, today, said the
inclusion of the matter in the election manifesto was in violation of the common
minimum programme of the United Progressive Alliance, UPA, in power at the
Centre. This election gimmick will not have good consequences, he warned.
.more…

AR denies, but says it would
probe allegation (IFP_18_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 16: The underground organisations, it seems, are not the only
ones committing extortion and levying illegal taxes on transporters plying on
the national highways. Given the chance, even the Assam Rifles are also doing
it, going by an allegation made by the All Manipur Truck Owners` and Drivers`
Welfare Association.
According to the association, 12 trucks from Imphal heading for Jiribam with a
consignment of iron scraps had to return to Imphal today after being held up for
two days at Keithelmanbi village on NH-53 because they failed to pay an
exorbitant `tax` demanded of them by Assam Rifles personnel manning a post
there.
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AR to be boycotted over youth`s
disappearance (IFP_18_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 16: A stir is in the offing in connection with the disappearance
of 18-year old Abee Chiru, of Uran Chiru village in Lamlai Assembly segment, who
has been missing after he was picked up by Assam Rifles troops on January 27 at
Moreh, with a public meeting held today at his native village deciding to launch
a boycott of the Assam Rifles in all Kom areas unless he is released.
The public meeting, held today at the Uran Chiru community hall, decided to
issue an ultimatum demanding Abee Chiru`s release within two days.
.more…

 AR in
extortion docks
(SEX_18_2_k8)
Bardhan demands probe against AR(SEX_18_2_k8)

 IMPHAL, Feb 17: CPI National Secretary AB Bardhan has demanded an
inquiry into the alleged attempted extortion by Assam Rifles personnel from
trucks transporting scrap metals along NH-53.
Speaking at the inaugural function of the 19th State Conference of the CPI
Manipur State Unit at Palace Compound here today, Bardhan asked as to under what
authority the Assam Rifles are levying tax upon trucks travelling along the
Imphal-Silchar National Highway.

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Death
of Kpi youth
(SEX_18_2_k8)
Killing decried, JAC moots bandh(SEX_18_2_k8)

 IMPHAL, Feb 17: Taking strong exception against the killing of Soram
Rojit s/o Kamini of Kangpokpi by Imphal East commandos on February 15 at Hatta
Golapati, a protest was staged today at Kangpokpi Bazar. Moreover, the JAC
constituted in connection with the killing has threatened to call a 48 hours
State wide bandh with effect from February 19 midnight in case no understanding
is reached with the Government by tomorrow.
Born at Kangpokpi, Rojit got married in December last year.

.more…

Found
dead(SEX_22_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 21:A man was found dead near a meat outlet at North AOC
under Imphal Police Station at around 5 am today. The deceased appears to be a
Nepali and around 36 years of age. His ear lobes were pierced and hair cut short
with wheatish complexion. The body was found clad in a grey colour jogging suit,
red T-shirt and a jersey of coffee colour with stripes of white and grey. It is
suspected that he may have been clubbed to death. There were injury marks on his
body. Police have picked up the body and kept the same at RIMS morgue for
identification.

Trader
abducted in Assam(TEL, 22-2-08)

Guwahati, Feb. 21: Militants belonging to the National
Democratic Front of Boroland (NDFB) aided by colleagues from Nagaland abducted a
trader from the Panjan area under the Sarupathar police station in Golaghat
district last night. Dilip Agarwalla, a rice trader and his associate Moron Das,
were travelling on a motorcycle from Nawjan to Panjan when four armed youths
accosted them at gunpoint and took them away.

.more…

Trader
murder heat on police(TEL, 22-2-08)

Feb. 21: More than a fortnight since Ganga Chettry, a
small-time trader, was killed during a drunken brawl in the heart of the town,
police are clueless about the whereabouts of the murderers.Chettry, 26, was
murdered near a wine shop at Chowkidingee on February 5 by a few youths. The
locality is under the jurisdiction of Milan Nagar police outpost.
.more…

Teacher
killed in Assam(TEL, 22-2-08)

Dibrugarh, Feb. 21: Suspected Ulfa militants shot dead a
schoolteacher at Kakopathar Harumechai village in Tinsukia district around
7.30pm today.The same group is suspected to have killed Bhoyen Moran, 20, a
resident of the adjoining Bormechai village, only 15 minutes earlier.
.more…

Abee Chiru
released with alleged threat (IFP_23_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 22: A youth who was detained by the Assam Rifles after being
picked up from the front of their post at Moreh was released on Wednesday last
with a threat not to disclose that he was detained by them but to say he had
been picked up by the Burmese army.
.more…

Rally to protest
deaths(TEL_27_2_k8)

Imphal, Feb. 26 (PTI): Security personnel shot
two alleged militants, Th. Suranjoy and Y. Dhamen, at Kongba in Manipur’s Imphal
East district. However their families have denied that they were rebels.Official
sources said a team of police and Assam Rifles commandos shot the two last night
after they failed to stop their car during a routine check and opened fire when
challenged. A 9mm pistol and some ammunition were recovered from them, sources
said.
.more…

Families
grieve over controversial shooting of two youths (IFP_27_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 26: `Tell me how I can live with two children without him. We
lived on a meager income he earned as a salesman," cried the young woman, wife
of Suranjoy, who was killed by a combined force of Assam Rifles and Imphal east
commandos late yesterday evening at Kongba Nongthonbam Leikai.
Two men who were shot dead by the combined forces were identified today and they
happened to be a shopkeeper, Yumkham Dhamen, 30 years, hailing from Lilong
Chajing and his salesman, Thongam Suranjoy Singh, 28 years, son of Th Birkumar
Singh of Yumnam Huidrom.
.more…

Troop torture sparks
protest(TEL_23_2_K8)

Imphal, Feb. 22: A teenager from Senapati district of
Manipur has accused the Assam Rifles of arbitrary detention and torture in
custody in Moreh as a human rights group is preparing to take the matter to
court. Abi Chiru, 18, alleged that the troops of the 24 Assam Rifles posted at
Moreh in Chandel district of Manipur apprehended him on January 27 at Moreh’s
international border gate 2 and released him on Wednesday. He was visiting the
border town when he was picked up, he alleged. The troops had accused him of
being a member of a banned outfit, he said.
.more…

Beltola
report submitted(TEL_26_2_K8)

Guwahati, Feb. 25: Retired justice Manisena Singh handed
over the report of the probe into the November 24 Beltola violence to chief
minister Tarun Gogoi this evening. Singh met Gogoi at the chief minister’s
Khanapara residence. Gogoi thanked Singh for completing the probe in three
months.

Examinees
hurt in firing melee(TEL_26_2_K8)

Guwahati, Feb. 25: Two High School Leaving Certificate
examinees were injured when police resorted to blank firing to disperse a mob
inside an examination centre at Chirakuti Higher Secondary School in Assam’s
Dhubri district around noon. The officer-in-charge of Fakiragram police outpost,
P.K Nath, said a member of the examination conduct committee of the centre,
Ajibur Rahman, was caught by school principal Saidul Rahman while allegedly
supplying books to some students.

.more…

Boy
released unharmed after brief kidnapping (IFP_27_2_k8)

IMPHAL, Feb 26: Volunteers of the Mongsangei Sun Club rescued a minor boy who
was abandoned by three kidnappers at Mongsangei area this evening around 5 pm.
According to the local sources, the victim was found loitering around a local
street at Mongsangei by the local club volunteers and later was given proper
care by the local club members of the Mongsangei Sun Club and later handed over
to the Singjamei police station around 7.30 pm this evening.
.more…

Two shot dead in Manipur(SEN_27_2_k8)
IMPHAL, Feb 26: Two suspected underground cadres were shot dead by a
combined force of Imphal East Police and personnel of 32 Assam Rifles in an
encounter at Kongba Nongthombam Leikai Imphal East last night. Police identified
the two as Thangjam Suranjoy and Yengkhom Daman. Police said the two came in a
car and fired at a police team who killed the two in retaliation. One 9 mm
pistol and a hand grenade were recovered. (UNI)

 

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