Manipur Legislative Assemblyna dated 23rd Feb., 2018 li pass sakahai “The Manipur Agriculture produce and Live Stock marketing (Promotion and Felicita
Bill hi kapa chitharan kaphungnaowui ngalei kala lansinli haklak eina saza kapai khalei khamataia provision chiya section 15 (3) “The local Authority” da kapikahai hiwui kakhalatva Village Authority kala District Councilna marketing sakhavai wuivang Ngalei zimiksho 7 (shinithang) wui lungli ngaranmi phalungra. Kalikha Village Authority kala District councilna Ngalei mamirarkha Deputy Commissionerna ngalei kala building chi Marketing Committeeli mikahaora. Chieina kaphungwui ngalei kala building hi DC na awui ningkhan eina Govt. li mihai kapaiwui pangshap hiya arbitrary salak kahai kala michang salak kahaiya sectionna.
The manipulations of our origin that is clearly being attempted by Hidutva is the declaration that “The Christians in India are children of Ram,” by Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries. She, a BJP MP of Fatehpur (UP) adopted deceptive tactics in her attempt to misinterpret the identity of non-Hindus including Nagas. Nagas belong to the Mongolian race and have nothing to do with Ram historically, religiously or in any other way. The so-called Ghar Wapsi or “homecoming” conversion melas or uniform civil codes do not arise in the case of Nagas, including Gaidinliu’s Heraka.
India’s Act East Policy and the Northeast Region: Role of Connectivity Boost, Skill Development, and Capacity Building in Northeast region
With the changing ambience in domestic politics and foreign positioning of India, it is important to take a closer look at new developments in the Northeast region. The ‘Act East Policy’ (AEP) is an integral part of this new changing climate in the region. Northeast is not just a gateway to South East Asia but is an extended corridor for growth, progress and prosperity of India. Northeast region, particularly Manipur is a physical and strategic partner of India’s AEP while enhancing connectivity by land, air and sea to transforms corridors of connectivity into corridors of economic cooperation.
Reams have been written about the Framework Agreement signed on August 3, 2015 between Union government and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), or NSCN-IM. The agreement has raised expectations among the Naga people but also apprehension in neighbouring Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, and rightly so. States that have been created after due consideration of a number of factors and their geographical boundaries clearly mapped out can hardly be expected to take kindly to any attempt at rearranging those boundaries. But let’s look at whether this is the only sticking point or if there are issues too — between the protagonists of the Naga peace talks, the NSCN-IM, and Delhi.
To the organization that helped shape the politics and destiny of women’s movement in its land and beyond; that represents the voice of women in the hills of Ukhrul; that has built a history of struggle and resistance against militarization and injustice from 1974 and continues to do so: we write this letter to appeal with good intent; remembering and recalling families grappling with life and livelihood issues on an everyday basis.
Tangkhul, a sub-tribe of Naga tribe inhabitants of Ukhrul District in Manipur, India and some in Somra tract of Myanmar had very distinct burial rituals before the advent of Christianity in the late 19th century. The pre-Christian era rituals reveal the tribe's reverence and respect for the dead.
Christianity along with western education came to the Tangkhul hills in the late 19th century. Prior to this era, the art of recording history in written form was unknown to the Tangkhuls. In the absence of writing, history was therefore passed on the younger generations mainly through folk songs and partially through stories, some of which became folk lore or epic. As the Tangkhuls used to be head hunters, most of the folk songs glorify bravery and warfare.
The Tangkhuls have great respect for the dead, which ostensibly is attributed to the strong belief that there is life after death. For this, there used to be a special festival ‘Thisham’ celebrated for twelve days in the month of January. The festival was typically an occasion to bid goodbye to departed souls of the previous year. Thisham was celebrated in strict adherence to rituals practiced from time immemorial. Folk dance and folk songs performed during the festival are said to be unique.
The protracted Indo-Naga peace-talk is a dear issue the Nagas are sincerely praying for. The signing of the Framework Agreement on 3rd August, 2015 has brought a ray of hope for an amicable settlement. The talks being held at the highest level and looking at the current situation, we believe that the two governments are serious. We bestow our trust to the people on the negotiating table and meantime pray for the Godly wisdom to prevail.
Resu, the founder and first Khullakpa, originally lived on Khundei hill. From there he moved to what is now the site of Phaibung Khunao. One day he went hunting, and wounded a large deer. He followed the tracks to a pool of water near the present site of the Khullakpa's house. He climbed a tree and found millet, which he took. Next morning he went home, and his wife offered him rice and zu, but he refused it. That night he sought omens in a dream, and the dream told him to change the site of his village. He was to tie a rope round the neck of his mithan and a stone to the other end, turn the mithan loose and follow it. When the stone fell off, the site was reached. However, he found a suitable site behind the present one, and did not wait for the stone to fall. As he was clearing his house-site many lice came up from the ground, and after he had settled there tigers came and killed his cattle. Then he remembered the omen of the lice, and moved up to the present site of Chingjaroi, where he built a house in the position of the present Khullakpa's.