Saturday, September 13, 2008

30 killed, 90 injured in 5 blasts across Delhi

Picture Source: The Times of India


Terror group Indian Mujahideen has claimed the responsibility for serial blasts in busy market places in Delhi.There have been five blasts in the national capital killing at least nine people and injuring at least 80.Indian Mujahideen is the same terror group that had claimed the responsibilities for the serial blasts in Jaipur and Ahmedabad.

CP, Karol Bagh, GK targeted
Email to Delhi Police: Indian Mujahidin claims responsibility for Delhi blasts
Blasts between 6:10 to 6:30 pm
First blast in Karol Bagh, 7 dead
Two live bombs being defused
Home Ministry: New Delhi blasts are of low intensity
Home Ministry: New Delhi blasts are of low intensity



At least 30 people were killed and more than 90 injured as 5 low-intensity bombs ripped through crowded, popular market areas across Delhi on Saturday evening.

The police say that a 12-year-old boy being questioned by them may be able to provide clues.

The blasts took place in Karol Bagh, Connaught Place, Greater Kailash-I and Barakhamba Road in a span of 25 minutes. More bombs were defused at India Gate, Regal cinema, Central Park in Connaught Place and Parliament Street. Red alert was sounded in the Capital after the serial blasts.

An e-mail from terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen claimed responsibility for the blasts. Mumbai anti-terror squad confirmed Mumbai as origin of threat mail.

The first explosion rocked Gaffar market area of Karol Bagh in central Delhi at 6.10pm. The explosive was kept near a car. The impact of the blast was so severe that an auto was thrown up several feet.

This was followed by blasts in dustbins in the Connaught Place area.

At Barakhamba Road, one of the bombs was suspected to be placed near Nirmal tower. The second blast occurred near Gopal Das tower. Both the buildings house private offices and banks. Another blast reportedly took place in the Central Park.

Two blasts shook posh M-Block market in Greater Kailash-I. Ten shops were damaged in the explosion that took place at around 6:40pm. Here too, the bombs were hidden in a dustbin.

Preliminary examination of the blast sites showed that ammonium nitrate tied to integrated circuit was used in almost all the blasts. Timer devices were used to detonate the bombs. Ammonium nitrate and iron balls found in defused bombs.

According to sources, Intelligence Bureau had warned of more attacks in Indian cities. Warnings had been issued to major cities because after the Ahmedabad arrests, retaliatory attack were expected.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has condemned the blasts and appealed for calm.

The Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil said that people should remain calm and maintain social harmony. "Let us jointly fight the tragedy," he said. Patil also announced that the Centre would give Rs one lakh as compensation to the families of those killed.

Delhi government too announced Rs five lakh as compensation for the family of the dead, and Rs 50,000 for those injured in the blasts. (With PTI inputs)



- By: James ZO Mang

Thu patna:

Leitung ah na zosie alangbai ci omlo in abukim in na om hi cipen thuhilsie laisiengtho enlei kicien mama aa, imit inzong imuthei uh pawlkhat a-om ma bangin athu aa ithei le izah, itawh, iphuk, igen uhzong honpi khat naom hi. Gentena: Suo ni le si ni, khuovak le khuo miel, avot le asa, akaang le avom, anu le apa, nui ni le ka ni, ahoi le asie,Vantung le leitung ect….na om ditdet hi. Tua dungzui in Pasien thuzong alangni hiem namsau tawh kibang hi ci'n laisiengtho sungah anagen imu uoa, tua alang ni hiem namsau akici Pasien thu san nale hil na ah, alang ni in hiemsah nawnlo in alang abolsah sandan aa thuhil dan aomthei pawlkhat ikikum ding uhhi.

Thusung teng:

Pasien in leitung asiem ma bangin alang khatah vantung zong nasiem aa tuo asiemsa te zosie nahici nuosie lo in akem, a-uk, amakai le thuneih dingin amasun in mihing ei nasiem hi. (Pien.1:26) Tua ziekin Pasien ei siemsa mihing te in, Pasien lungdamna thu, gupnathu ithei, isan na-ah alangni aa om ahilam theisiem aa ikep cing aa, igensiem, izuisiem dinguh kisam mama hi cithu le, Pasien gupnathu (gospel) akici sungah zong, hlathu beh nahuom hilo in, leitungthu leitung tawh kisai zosie zong anahuom ahithu laisiengtho sungaa imuthei uh thu pawlkhat en in igupna thusan dan uhleh, tuo isan uh lungdam nathu tungtawn ah bangteng mawpuo na inei uh cithu pawlkhat ien ding uhhi.

1. Pasien itding dan thu Zeisu in " Mangpa na Pasien nalungsim zosie tawh na it in" Mt. 22:37 cia agen thu bullet le uonggen keei, mihing itding thu genin nei nawnlo banah, thuse lo in "kei mipiengtha hi tang, leitung cilesa tetawh kei kisai nawnsing" ici lai tahin " Mikhat in Pasien ka it hi ci aa, a unau amuda leh azuou ahi hi. Bangziek ei cile, amuthei a unau a itsih le, amu lo Pasien bang aci it dieai?" 1John.4:20 cia agen iphawk dinguh kisam hi. Tua dan thuhil na in Pasien thu pen alangkhat abol sah tawh kibang hi.

2. Gupna thu kasang zo aa, hlasiengtho tawh kakidim hi ci'n, ham kithei lo potawh ham kawmkawm in pulpit tungah Halleluiah, Amen ci,n inn ling za dongin awngkeei in, gupnathu tawh kisai sawltah Paul in " Upna ziekin hepi natawh gupna nga " cia, Eph. 2:8 sung aa agen laisiengtho mun khatbeh bulbawl keei in, diangin thuhil in gamtat na hoi akisam talo za dongaa igen lai tahin, tua laisiengtho anei lam sim suh leih akigamla hetlo ameng 10 na-ah, " Eite Pasien in ei nasiem aa, nasep hoite sem dingaa, Christawh pumkhat aa om ihita uhhi." aci lamtah iphawh gige dinguh kisam hi.Tuadan aa pulpit tung pan Pasien thuhilhil te ihi khak dinguh dahuoi hi. Eite pen gamtat hoi aa igamtat nading uoa, Zeisu in eigum nahi luolai zaw hi. Gupnathu pen mawna bawl thei nading laisen ( license/permit ) isuosah lo dinguh kidophuoi mama hi. Tuadan thuhil napen alang ni hiem Pasien thu pen alang bolsah sah suoh hi.

3. Pasien thubeh cikhat bulbawl keei in, " Mihing in khomun behtawh hing hilo aa, Pasien kamsung pan aa pusuoh thutawh hing hi" cia Mate 4:4 sung pansia in pulpit tung ah thuhil na ineh laitah in, khomun akici tahsa hin nading pen Zeisu in athusim lo za dongaa thuhil te ihi khak dinguh deihhuoi lo hi. Isreal te Egypt pan Kanaan gam azot lai tahin, tahsa aading akisam neh ding alughimaw le maana moh vantung pan aa akhieh papen Pasien hi aa, cile sa aading alughimaw mama Pasien anahi thamtham hi. Zeisu mama in athuhil zaw ciengin agilkiel mipi te nga le moh tawh navaa ngekngek lai hi.Mt.14:17, Tua ziekin tamdan thuhil napen Pasien thu alang bolsah thuhil te suoh ding hi.

4. Tawntung hinna thu, ( gospel ) lungdamna thu, gupkhietna thu thupi bawlluo kisa in, khangkhat beh ading ahi pumpi hinna dingpen Zeisu in athupi selo za aa, isan khahding zong adahuoi khat hita sawnsawn hi. Tamtawh kisai thuhil nate ingai ciengin Hla le pumpi kipe na, kizop na neilo, akisai khatalo za dongin thuhil nate izathei zel uhhi. Pumpi pen hla tawh kisai luo, kizop luo ahi ziekin sawltah Paul in " No te in Pasien hlasiengtho ten na biekinn nahi uhhi" ci'n 1Cor.3:16 sungah nagen thamtham hi. Hlasiengtho le pumpi akisai khalo in koih lei, ipumpi sungaa bameng khat ahi ikhutme khat sattan lei eee?ahisihleh, isi tawhdong in guta bulu, suomlum in gamta denden lei ee?, tuo in leitung thukhen na zum beh thamlo vantung thukhen na zum dong eitun dingaa, hindenden na vantunggam tawh nakisai tham ding hi. Tua ziekin tuadan thuhil na pen alang ni hiem Pasien thu alang bolsah thuhil suoh tasawnsawn ding hi.

5. Pasien gupkhietna thu Zeisu in Mate 28:19 sungah "mizosie nuozui suohsah ding "cia agen na bultuh in, gupna thule thukhen napen mimal khatta beh tawh kisai le, minam khat le gam khat citawh akisai talo za dongaa, a uoang gente ihikhah ding uhzong maan/dihsieng lo khading hi. Zeisu in Mate 28:19 sungah mi zosie nuozui suohsah ding cia agen na imu bangun, Mate. 25:31-46 sungah minam zui inzong thukhena thuohding cia agenna imu uhhi.Tuabanah, BC hun Isreal te tangthu nua-et kialeih, minam bup, gambup, khuobup aa Pasien in samsiet na apieh nate imu uhhi.Tua ziekin tamdan thuhil napen Pasien thu alang bolsah thuhil na suohthei ding hi.

6. Pasien thupha cithu tawh kisai azai zawdeuh in ikikum ding uhhi. Pasien thupha sungah nam khat aa kihal ahi leitung hauna kicipen lunggul luosan sengin " Pasien in Johova Jire " ahina tungtawn ah " Pasien gam le adihna sui masa un, tuo hile nadang zosie tawh ang piethuo ding hi" aci naa Mt: 6:33 sung le, " Van tung kotte hongin adimlet in kangsung ding hi"aci na Mal. 3:10 sung bulphu in “ athupha " ci no pen bullet keei in pulpit tungpan thugen aa I awhawh lai tahin, Mal.1:13 na sungah " Kakung ah kithoina sil pieh dingin ganhing kigu ahieai? akengbai ahieai? acidamlo te ahieai? khat nang kai uoa,"aci thu athei talo, amangngil, gending sawmlo thuhil aa awngawng te ihikhak dinguh zong deihhuoi lo ding hi. Sawm aa khat ( 1/10 ) pen hauna ding tawtang ci in agenzong ki om aa, hau na thu le 1/10 thu akizom aa isan pien ma bangin 1/10 le Siempi nakizom ahi ziekin aguicing zawdeuh in ikikum to lai ding uhhi.

a. Pawlkhat in hauna tawtang acivawt sawm aa khat ( 1/10 ) tawh kisai in Imawpuo ( tavuon )uh pen, akengbai po, aliem po le acidam lo potawh biekpieh napen Pasien in deihlo cithu hi. dawi pusa biekpieh na mama ahzong, vok gangalaw ci in ameelhoi penpen tawh biekpieh na kinei hi. dawimangpa nangawn tua dan aa biekpieh na kineih ahileh ahingzing Pasien pen tuasiang aa, anamtuizaw, acidamzaw tawh biekpieh ding kisam hi

b. Apielo ihilo dinguh zong kisam hi. Thuzui mi pawlkhat pen tam sawm aa khat ( 1/10 ) thu genin amama in abukim lo zong piebek lo, banah adahuoi zawkan laipen, simepi lah hilo, siempi kinei aa thuzui miten apieh sawm aa khat te adeih bangbang aa asau zeizui cite omthei hi.

c. Pasien in thupha pen mawpuoh natawh pieton den hi. Pasien thupha nga nadingin tam laisiengtho mun tepen genin kineimun mama aa, " athupha " cikhat beh genin kinei in, "amawpuoh na thu " kinelsie thei den hi. Pasien in thupha apieh te mawpuoh natawh pieton den hi. BC sung Isreal te sung enleih Kumpi, Siempi, Kamsang, Makai ding thupha apieh tepen mawpuohna tawh apieton pai ahihi. Akumpi lukhu beh khu in, amawpuoh teng, nielkhian cibang omthei lo hi. Siempi hina la in, siempi mawpuo teng niel cibang omthei lohi.( Siempi cipen tulai aa, Reverend akici pawlpi cing, kem ( tuu cing te ciding dan hi. ) Pasien theilo. Milim bie kawlgalkap kumpi tein kumpi hina le thuneih na deih mama, hlasuo nuomlo napi in, amawpuoh uh adeihlo, semlo, zolo ahi ziekin, tu in, leitungbup ah leitung sumpieng atam nagam, Asia gam sungah bu atam pien nagam cia amin thang pen, gammite zawng semsem in, leitung bupah, azawng penpen gam in kiciemte ta aa, pilna lam, khanto nalam atuomtuom ah angiem pen suoh aa, HIV, AIDS natna zong atam penpen anina ah tungto ta hi.

d. Pasien a-um te Pasien in zawngsah ngailo aa, hauna thupha pie hi cithu bulbawl keei in, athupha ngathei nading in gamdang sponsor sui keei in pawlpi cinteng sukek kawikawi zong ki om thei aa, adahuoi zawkan pen, Pasien nasem pawlpicing/kem mama te nangawn apawlpi, atuu tele agam alei, anam te anua et kia talo, zun nuosie, ek nuosie akici za khat aa anuosie, migam milei aa, ngentang tuisungkhieh abang le amangthap tepo i-op khak dinguh lungnat huoi mama ding hi.Gam thum na itun, i-op uhpen, Pasien in ama manggam, amasiemsa ileitung gam, inam puo nading aa eimapui na isuosah dinguh kisam ding hi.

e. Sawltah te hun laiin zong miginalo/ micingtak lo, misumsop, honkhat in Pawlpi sung makai panmun po ah nakitala in pawlpi sung nanawh zotham ahi ziekin, kawllaisiengtho sung ah “ saya lohchin kyiah dii taka, sie nasem nuom ciet deidoi uta” ( 1 Tim.1:7 ) naci hi. Tua ziekin tuadan makai loding ten makai pan mun po alak lo nadingin le mikicien te ma in pawlpi sungaa makai panmun alak nadingin Sawltah Paul in, 1Tim. 3: 1- 13 na sungah, thuguilhun/rule/tecieng thu sawm le thu nga ( 15 ) nakoih ngekngek aa, ( tam lst pen thuzui mi zosien lotnga ciet vawt dingin hoi mama hi. LST phen in nasim pai lacinh ) Tam thuguilhun 15 sungah, khat zong akicien aa cinh/ neilo banah mitmu tang mama in palsan to ditdet kawmin, hah giagua, ham giagua/ kisuong thei bek loin, “minam le gam nangawn in samsiet anga thei nading bepin”, makai panmun samul tu aa tute, sazuh kipuoh aa puo te ihi khak dinguh dahuoi dinghi. Adeuhdeuh in Pasien lam ah ngaihsut huoi zawkan laai hi. “Makai isep noppen ahoi hi aa, makai ding cinna neihlo pumpum tawh isepnop kitkat pen deihhuoi lohi”. Sangka malmal lopi, degree lukhu khugum san lei zumhuoi mama ding hi.Galsim dan ding tentan (training) neilo pi in galsim na ah makai sem meimo leih, ihonsi litlet ding losie uh adang omlo hi.Tam thuguilhun pen, piengtha poleng, lhasiengtho tawh kidim poleng, kami, kabe le kaphung, ka unau, kakhuo katui tengin eisang poleh, eikipie po leh, ka nget aa kanga poleh, citawh ahithei thu hivalong lo hi. Calvary degree kanga hi citawh zong ahithei te hilo hi.Tuadan mite in makaih angsep sawm uoa/ makai ding aa ang kitakla uoa/ makaih angsep nak uleh, "lhamangthang bangza manta" minam kipumkhat sahta cithu kiza ngailo dingaa, "lha mangthang sahta, kikhenthang sahta, keksahta," " pawlpi kek sahta " pawl kikhen sahta " minam pumkhat dingpen kipawlkhen sahta” cilam thubeh kizading hi. Pasien in mi khat sim tung ah letsong ( gift ) eipie aa, inga letsong ( panmun )ah omlo, dinglo,semlo in, ei kipielo, ingalo pen aa ikitahla cieng in tua in buoina piengsah hi.. Thu zuimi te alamkhiel sah ding, akek sah ding, amangthang sahding wrong teaching, wrong preaching, Prophecy lies akici tam mama ta aa, Gumpa Zeisu in hun nukhia cieng aa angpieng ding thu ei maget te imit aa amu, atuoh, athei, aza ihita uoa, tuo ziekin, thuzui mite pilvan ding kisam mama ta hi cithu eiphawksah ahihi.Tamdan mite in Pasien thu alang bolsah beh hilo in alangni aa abolsah te ahihi

Et sahnaa:

Lakthei ding tampi om sungah keima inn sung thupieng khat tawh kang ensah ding uhhi. Tuadan aa sie kahi, makai kahi, mipiengtha le Pasien zah kahi, Pastor kahi akicipa amin…….. ziekin tumama in, kait mama kalaizom khatpen, pawlpi sungpan lakhie in, aman lah gamdang peisan kiata, kemtuonlo, entuonlo, nuo et beklo, zun nuosie, ek nusia in nuosie ahi ziekin, tu in kikhop na kicien nangawn neilo, amangthang dan in om hi.

Mihing khat in hinaa/ kimu naa namthum nei hi.

1. Mite eimu naa,
2. Ei le ei ikimu naa,
3. Ihi na maan (dih) pen kithei siem dingle tua panaa panmun ilak siem thei ding uh kisam mama hi.

Thu khup naa:

Laisiengtho Pasien thubu pen alangbai thubu hilo aa, abukim le asung aa thute zong abukim ahi dungzui in, Zeisu gupkhiet na thu/ Pasien lungdam nathu in leitung pan vantung dong ahuom lugdamna thu (gospel )ahilam theisiem aa, alang ni aa ahiem thuzui, thuhil, thuthei, thugen tele nuntat na mama ahzong ette mite, minam te ihizo nading un hanciem aa, Sawltah Paul in " ka bukim ta hi kacisih aa, tupna mun katun nading in hanciem in katai vetvawt hi" (Phil. 3: 13) aci ma bangin, ituntun na ciet panin Pasien gam,.iten na igam ilei, inam, ikhuo itui akhuol, akem, ahu le acing, a-uk zo dingaa, ihanciem vetvawt dingun Pasien in eisiem le eideih hi.

Pasien hlasiengtho in alang ni hiem namsau tawh akibang amathu atelsiem, asansiem, azuisiem le agensiem dingin thuman thutah tawh ei mapui cietta uhheh.Amen. John. 8:32

Ref: The voice of Gospel Vol. 3, 15march, 1978

Japan Galpi leh Zolei

~ Lyan Mang

Zogam leh a huzap phak gam ah hunbi simna ding in thil tung tuamtuam a thupi deuhte kizang sekh hi. Hiai lam toh kisai in hunbi simna din Aksi Kiak Kum chih bang, Khimjiin pi chih bang, Singtaam , Mautaam, Ni Sathpi Kum, chih bang ana kigen hi. Aksi Kiak kum in van a aksi tung si-al t eke-sukh zungzung dan in gen uhi. Tua banah hunbi simna poimoh mahmah khat leh a sawtlua hi nailou lah sawt mahmah ta khat tuh JAPAN GALPI ahi.

Chikha jaang Galphual

I zolei hon pehloh hial tak in bell au leh liing in, chimoh kisa lah hih ding dan tuan theilou in Galtai sawm pawl toh a tailou pawl toh a om khak bangbang un ana om bingbeng uh hihtuak. Gal hong tung leh ki nekha lou ding chi-a Huangvulh ganta, leh akta gou zengzung pawl toh kisaan tuak mahmah uh hihtuak. Zolei ah ahihleh kikapna Naselua omkei vanglak chih ding ahi. Himahleh , ana gen sek uh Chikha jang (Myanmar) a Gal phual a kikaptuahna mun ahihleh chimul thou khop in mulkimhuai dan a gen pawl om hi. Huai mun ah, singleh lout e bang thau tang in kap puk zengzung mai, puk zeng zung in kibiltan khiak ua, galphual mun bang ngial tuh gamlak chih omlou in ngil sim hethut hi ding hi. Hiai mun ah thuapi leh Tankte khong zang hial in ana kibei nekh-nekh uh hidan a gen pawl om hi. A nung in Camp luh pawl ten sik van tampi leh umleh bel tampi vala khia uhi.

Guite Kual lampang ah Bang?

Guite kual lampang ah leng gentheih ding om zeuhzeuh hi. Gallai ahi-a , Sinjawl Khua ah kua hiam Sagou , Vokgou dan a gen pawl om, omhi; Pisal bangzah hiam in a Innkatau uah a sa sem in tu tiptep ua, sa at pawl, saguh sat pawl leh a ngoi khuah pawl chih bang in kikhen uhi. Huchi-a a sa bawl uh zou kuan sim lampang chih ding in a tung uah, vaan lam ah Lenna hong leng ging VU-VOO hi, kawlmong lam apan hong suak a hong neh hiaihiai in, Amau leng LONG LENG ei chi in chimoh leh lauh mel pu kawm in ana en dedu geuh uh kichi. Huchi-a a tung zawn hong tun in khatvei velkual a, a etkhaik zoh in , kawl mong lehlam pang a lenpelh ding in leng suk ta hi. . Huchih lai , bangzah hiam te in chiam-nuih bawl kichi in, Sing khuah man in, Thau chihpian in ngim tou ua “Pung.. Dhol Poong Dhol.. Pung !!!” chi in Longlen pen kaplem kineih zenhouh uhi.

Chihphet leh, huai Long leng(Fighter) in ngaidah lua hia? Ahihke’h Galte sa taktak hia? Ahihke’h iplah huai sa hia? Thei khang ; kihek kawi ngiaingiai in hong leng kik thak a, Sinjawl khotung zawn khong ah BOMB-PI hong khesuk tultul mai chi uhi. Hong kesukh te a bultung in khut tum chia chia in kimu a , huaizoh in Khuai bu chia in, huai zoh in Aktuam chia sang a lianzaw (sauzaw) in lei deng sukh dup-doop hi kichi hi. A vek au puak hita maizen leh bang a suak ta maizen diu….. Sinjawll khua vut-le-vai suak ding ahi. TNT tampi bang suahkhe zou ding uh hia …. Maw. Tazen, Vangphat huai hi chini, khosung naih deuh a kete puaklou in a nawllam deuh a kia khat chauh kia puak kichi hi. Hiai bomb hawng te a khonung a kimu khate hichi bang ahi—jol piu-piau (cylinder shape) a monglang-nih tuak zum piu-piau, a lai zang a golna pen , diameter 1-1.2 feet khong ahi ding. A hawng sahdan (Shell thickness) ahihleh 1-1.5 cm vel khong ahi ding. Sik tak mahmah a bawl ahi ua a gik thei uhi. A saulam ahih leh 2-3 feet khong hi ding hi. Teltawk puakzak himaizen leh Mihing gentaklouh huangvulh ganta leh sing leh lou bang zah a kang mang maizen deh aw…. Tulai pau in DANGER himai.

Huai bomb hawng te a khonung in phelzak in om a, a sikte BiakInn dak ding bang, Tuzat heizat leh hiam hei tuamtuam ding bang a sek pawl om hi. Biak Inn bang zah hiam ah hiai Sinjawl bomb hal dakpi ding in kizang lai ding hi. Bomb Vuite thauvui ding bang leh Tuivai Lii a ngasa kapna/denna ding bang a zang pawl om kichi hi. Gua taang kal khat la ua, huai sung ah a vui, sudim in tatgak mitmet ua huai pen puansia toh zom in hal ua, Tuivai Lii a den ahih chiang in tui bang kikhoh (ki-fon) tou veng veng mai chi uhi.Huai zoh in huai mun ah Ngasa si tamlua ahihman in tuitung ah kilam ua, pak dim pheuphou mai chi uhi.. Huai lai khong in bel Tuivai ah bomb kihahzat nailou a, Ngasa bang leng tam mahmah lai hi.

Source: Zogam.Com

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Sadar Hills – R U a Fairy Tale?

- By: RS Jassal

Scholars affirm cardinal points in history which never bend, even though, it entails multiple interpretations. But what happens if history gets blocked to flow straight. Does it not create confusion and gives wrong direction? Yes, it does. This is exactly the case with Sadar Hills story. Its historical details are like a fairy tale.

Name in itself is very attractive, derived from a Persian word ‘Sadar’ which means closer to HQ close on to the analogy of Sadar Bazars in Army cantonments in big cities in India fostered by the then British Administration. Name Sadar Hills was conceived as long back as 1933, by a British Political Officer Mr. JC Higgins. It came up of its own, not as a product of any agitation, coaxing, JAC- bandh or petitioned to authorities and may be without any political motive . It appears it emerged just out of administrative expediency. Take a service protractor ( of geometry box) and measuring tape to examine the distances from hill bases to the end of currently hill districts- alround East- West-North- South, study the pattern of hills and travelling efforts coupled with hazards involving particularly in absence of gravelled/ tarmac roads of those times; though ironically not any different from today’s scenario other than that roads are cut; to reach the capital. Apparently it was too strenuous to traverse areas on foot to avail adminstrative services. Chandel, Chakpikarong, Tengnoupal (though Hills) were administered from Imphal. Up to Aug 1947, Hills Areas remained under direct governance of the Regent and the valley under Durbar.

Accession and standstill Agreement both signed on same day i.e. 11 Aug 1947, the governance patterns did not change. Newly installed State Assembly passed two Acts in 1947 called Hill Area Act and Plain Area Act making no change in pattern of governance. After merger, Manipur became ‘C’- Category state and in 1949-1950 Manipur state was declared as one District Administration. Pattern of governance of Hills with no change and Sadar Hill as part of Senapati continued to be considered as Hill Sub Division like Ukhrul Sub Division , Churachandpur Sub Division. In 1950, the HQ of Sadar Hills functioning at Imphal was shifted to Kangpokpi. In 1962-63, the Govt. attempted to divide Manipur Admin into three Districts- namely Central Distt, North Distt(Ukhrul, Tamenglong-Senapati) and the rest Hill areas under CCPur but met with opposition from Tamenglong area. This happened during JM ‘s tenure as Chief Commissioner. Ultimately in 1969 Baleshwar Prashad as CC divided Admin into five Districts:-

a) Central Distt (Imphal),
b) North Distt (Karong),
c) South Distt (Churachandpur)
d) East Distt (Ukhrul)
e) West Distt (Tamenglong)

Population then in the Hill Distts as per 1971 census was;

a) North Distt - 1,80,000
b) South Distt - 98,000
c) East Distt - 62,000
d) West Distt - 46,000

In 1971 to full fill demand of tribal’s, GOI promulgated Autonomous District Councils vide Sub Section (4) of Section 3 of the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council Act, 1971. Six Hill Districts including Sadar Hills were named. Chandel, Tengnoupal, Chakpikarong continued to remain as Hill sub Divs direct under Central District. In 1972, Manipur attained full fledged Statehood. So under Article 371-C of the Constitution. HAC (Hill Area Committee) came into force and thus names of four Revenue Districts remained in tact and Chakpikarong –Chandel- Tengnoupal Hills revenue Sub Divisions still functioned under Central District. In 1972, one man Commission under Mr. Juyal tried to bring more areas like Litan to New Heaven and parts of Nomdang Tangkhul into its fold but failed . It was in 1974 that these three Sub Divisions were combined and put under one and separate Hill revenue distt with HQs at Tengnoupal later shifted to Chandel . With 1971 census as base population 43,000 a new full district came up. So only Hills Sub Division Sadar Hills awaited to be declared as full revenue district. Again RK Ranbir Singh Ministry ventured to do so in 1993 but fairy madam flew away. Chandel Distt creation was success story attributed to Alamuddin then CM, who had full support of Hill leaders like late Y.Shaiza other hill leaders. For Sadar Hills an other attempt was made by RK Dorendro Singh during his regime but remained incomplete.

With this background, and march of events in between Rishang Ministry put up an ordinance to the Governor to declare Sadar Hills as District and same was signed to by the Governor but ordinance was withdrawn due to obvious contrarian pulls. Nipamacha Ministry geared up the guts and fixed a date in Oct 1997 to open Sadar Hills as District at Saparemeina. Adequate buildings were constructed and all the functional Deptt were upgraded but decision was put on hold. It was to cover two circles Saikul & Kangpokpi then, Since all Hill Districts were having three A/C in State Assembly so new Saitu circle was created in 1998 to make it three circles Saikul with population 51,438, Saitu with - 44,130 and Sadar Hill west- 60,945 are functioning at par with Senapati but within Senapati which also has three circles A/C viz-a-viz Mao-Maram- 69,131, Paomata 27,065 and Purul- 30,912. Thus Senapati has 3 MsLA from population of 1,27,108 and Sadar Hills also 3 MsLA having a population of 1,56,513. Sadar Hills is having three tribe/communities like other Hill revenue Distts. Sadar Hills with all paraphernalia obtaining of a district is existing on ground & offices are functioning, all having letter Added as prefix to say Addl. DC, Addl .SP etc. It is also an open secret if Sadar Hills is declared as Revenue Distt it will create good will among the people living in the Sadar Hills which is existing of now also of coarsely. Though this statement is not immune to invite sharp reaction from one particular group of a major tribe . The District will be in the middle of Hills of Senapati Hill & Valley as enclave. Yet preponderance of one particular tribe which is almost in all other Hill districts too will not be of any hindrance in functioning of the Distt other than ‘WHY IT SHOULD BE CREATED’ Moreover agonizing experience of 1992-93 of ethnic bloody bouts on IT road & elsewhere clearly demonstrates that both tribe leaders understand full advantages of living together. During those black years too killings were not done by ‘of area’ inhabitants, they were by ‘off area’ elements with intent to spread psycho fear and utter confusion. Analyze if that had happened where that tribe would have gone- may be not beyond other Sadar Hills ranges only. What would have been the consequences .............. ? When fog of confusion cleared, it was either side Tribal leaders only who sat together and decided not to ask for any Police or AR or Army cover but just to forget & forgive and stay as they used to be. This people to people contact strategy worked. Today they are living as they were & it gives look of apparent peace and UG elements are found in each other & tribal organisations to make or mar each other one may refer to splinter UG groups in both major tribes. It is also a surprise why Govt. doesn’t wish to capitalize on this positive change for a permanent resolution of the issue

Considering population numbers, tally A/C, numbers of three each, functional feasibility, in all fitness and fairness Govt. may consider breaking psycho political barriers and declare Sadar Hills as a Revenue District at the earliest possible opportunity. Its advantages will be many - disadvantages NIL. So let the fog covering Sadar negativities go so that clear image starts functioning !!! Even if needed some other name be founded. If there can be Imphal East and West, why there cannot be Senapati North & South??


Locating the History of Kuki Nationalism; With Special Reference to SoO (Suspension of Operations)

By : Ngamjahao Kipgen

The present paper seeks to understand the rise of Kuki nationalism in the backdrop of the recent political development (Suspension of Operations) of the Kuki revolutionary groups. Therefore, it is imperative to briefly discuss Kuki nationalism since the colonial India to the post- independent period and concludes by analyzing the present Suspension of Operations (SoO).

A nation of warrior, the Kukis, since time immemorial have always felt that the territories they inhabited belonged to them and that they have been living independently in a country supposedly in their ancestral land called Zalengam or Kukiland. This can be well visualized from the events that have begun since the time of Warren Hastings to which A.S. Reid has pronounced, ‘these tribesmen (the Kukis) attacked the British subject in 1777 A.D. at Chittagong during the Governor-Generalship of Warren Hastings’ (Reid, A.S: Chin-Lushai Land, Calcutta, 1893. p.3). It is affirmed that the Raja of Chittagong sought the protection of British authority from the occasional raids and atrocities in the year 1777 A.D. and this in-fact was the first ever anti-imperialist stance on the British subjects. The Kukis were indeed, a warlike and independent people who seldom hesitated to lay down even their lives in order to defend their territory (ancestral land), which is apparently evident/ witnessed from their fights against the mighty Britisher. It is thus stated that an organized movement started at the time when the Sun never set in the British Empire. This has been manifested in the form of attacks and counter-attacks on British subjects – government officials and its expeditions. In this regard, Col. E.B Elly has recorded, “In 1845, 1847, 1849-50 and 1850-51 there were raids, culminating in what is called the Great Invasion of 1860’s, where 15 villages were burnt or plundered, 188 British subjects killed, and 100 carried into captivity. In 1864 raids recommenced, and were continued in 1866-67, 1868-69, 1869-70 and in 1870-71” (Elly, Col. E.B: Military Reports on the Chin-Lushai Country, p. 8). The British on the other-hand, had launched a series of expeditions in order to subdue and crush the power of the Kukis in which mentioned may be made of Cpt. Blackwood’s Expedition of 1844 (Shakespear, Col. L. W: History of the Assam Rifles, Spectrum Publication, Gauhati, 1929, p. 21), Col. Lister’s Expedition of 1847 (Ibid, pp. 21-22), Major Raban’s Expedition of 1860, General Nuthall’s Expedition of 1868, the Lushai Expedition of 1871-72, Col. Tregear’s Expedition of 1888-89 (Reid, Robert: History of the Frontier Areas Bordering on Assam From 1883-1941, Spectrum Publications, Guwahati, 1942, Assam Govt. Press. p.1), Chin-Lushai Expedition of 1889-90 (Ibid. p. 10). The objective of the expeditions can be summarized as – “firstly, to punitively visit certain tribes that have raided and committed depredations in British territory…; secondly, to subjugate tribes as yet neutral,… circumstances brought within the sphere of British dominion; thirdly, to explore and open out as much as…, then as yet only partly known, country between Burma and Chittagong; and, lastly, if the necessity arises, to establish semi-permanent posts in the regions visited so as to ensure complete pacification and recognition of British power” (Confidential: Bengal Secretariat, Political and Judicial, A, Military Proceedings, June 1891, Nos. 1-27. File L/43 of 1889). Thus, the war with the mighty imperialists had weakened the position of the Kukis and this had resulted into their initial dispersion in various contagious regions. As such, the intrusion of the British into the ancestral domain of the Kukis resulted in a series of confrontation between the Kukis and the Britishers and that the never- ending aggressive nature of the imperialists and the Kukis’ desires for want of status quo in their native land erupted in an ever lasting enmity which gradually escalated and culminated into the first war of “Kuki Independence, 1917-19” popularly known as the “Kuki Rebellion/Uprising (See, Chisti, S.M.A.W : The Kuki Uprising in Manipur, Spectrum Pub., Guahati: Delhi, 2004) in the history of India’s Freedom struggle. It is also noteworthy that, even during the course of the World War II, many Kukis had joined the INA (Indian National Army) led by Subhas Chandra Bose, with a view to get independence from the British oppression to which P.S Haokip has termed the event as the “IInd War of Kuki Independence”. But this bond of Kukis’ unity was shattered by the imperialists through the mechanism of divide and rule when they ceded Burma (Myanmar) and East Pakistan (Bangladesh) in 1937 and in 1947 respectively, thereby scattering the Kukis in three political units viz. India, Burma and Bangladesh and that has created a wide gulf which cannot be bridged again.

However, the long sufferings and sacrifices of the Kukis (freedom fighters/patriots), the pains and the agony of their forebears were not in vain. Similar sentiments and objectives were an intrinsic part of the actions of the Kuki National Assembly (K.N.A.) in the mid-sixties (The K.N.A. was formed on the 24th Oct. 1946 with Zavum Misao and T. Kipgen as its founding President and Secretary General respectively).The K.N.A. had submitted a memorandum to the then Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru for the creation of a separate Kuki-state within the framework of the Indian Constitution (Preamble to the Constitution of the K.N.A, N.E.India, as amended in 1986, “Aims & Object” of the K.N.A. p. 2). Since then a number of memoranda and reminders were sent thereof many a times (Aide-memoir: To the P.M. of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee for immediate creation of Kukiland; 1989, April 8, submitted by the KNF). These endeavours remained futile (till date) even after 60 years of India’s independence despite the fact that the erstwhile NEFA (Arunachal Pradesh), Naga Hills (Nagaland) Khasi Hills (Meghalaya), Lushai Hills (Mizoram) etc. were created by carving it out from the state of Assam in just 30 years time (General Studies Manual: Tata Mc.Graw-Hill Pub. Co. Ltd., New Delhi. General Information, 2005, P.H.14). In full consciousness of this creation of states in North East India and the neglect of the Kukis’ demand for “Kuki-land” (state) has hurt the sentiment of the Kukis which resulted in alienation and marginalization to a great extent from the mainstream India. Having witnessed and experienced the step motherly attitude and treatment from the Government of India for many decades since India’s independence, the young generations of the late eighties pledged to take up arms and resolved to fight until a separate state for the Kukis is carved out (Kipgen, Nehlun: Founder of the KNF: The Shillong Times, 1st Oct.1993 & also in Ahsijolneng, Annual magazine, 2007, Shillong KSO Pub., p. 18-21). This in their assessment was the only viable strategy to pressurize the Govt. of India. Thus, the formation of a revolutionary organization was nothing new nor was it an accident; rather it is a continuation of the unfulfilled works which had long been started by their predecessors in the mid-sixties. The disparity between the earlier Kuki National Assembly and the present revolutionary groups can be prepared to that of the moderates and the extremists in the erstwhile pre-independence India. Though there may be variations in their approach and ideology, their objectives however, remain the same. Thus, the formation of a revolutionary organisation appears to have been a fulfillment of a long-awaited cherishing dreams and desires of the Kukis regardless of men and women, the educated, the rich and the poor, et al.

The formation of the Kuki revolutionary organisation however, has led to the birth of Kuki National Front (KNF) and later on, the Kuki National Army (KNA). The KNF demands for a separate homeland/Kukiland within the framework of the Indian constitution, while the KNA, a Burma based organisation fights for the independent Zalengam. The map of Zalengam includes part of North East India, Burma (Myanmar) and Bangladesh. The motive behind the Zalengam movement is to unify all the Kuki-inhabited areas into a single administrative unit that was demarcated by the British India.

These two organizations representing the Kukis no doubt, have pioneered the movement to usher Zalengam/Kukiland. Of late, various plethora militant organisations or factions both from the KNF and the KNA sprang up in the so-called post Kuki-Naga ethnic clash. However, the formation of the UPF (United Peoples Front) [Aide-Memoir: To the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh for the recognition of U.P.F, Jan 2006] and the KNO (Kuki National Organisation) [A K.N.O Communiqué over K.S.O. Rally in Delhi, p.1] a common bi-platform for all the existing Kuki militant groups has shown a new sense of hope for the political movement of the Kukis once again. These indeed, transpired to be a welcoming step towards uniting and consolidating various organizations into a single unit, however, for an effective and lasting solution they ought to voice in unison. And from an optimist viewpoint, the day is not far when all the factions would come under a single umbrella and fight unitedly to achieve their political goals. In pursuance of their goals, various organizations under the two umbrellas of the KNO and the UPF have recently approved the tripartite agreement on the Suspension of Operation (SoO) and signed the documents on the 22nd Aug.2008 under laid down ground rules (The Sangai Express: Cabinet nod to SoO deal, p.1, Dt. 23/08/2008). And in concerning top priority for the future political development, the ground rules set for the Suspension of Operations (SoO) between the GOI, State Government and the Kuki Militant groups is indeed a positive measures to working out a tangible solution through peaceful means. In fact, this has been the desire and aspiration of the Kukis since the commencement of their movement in the post-independence India. But in defining the ground rules of the SoO, the state government has inserted a clause stating that, ‘the territorial integrity of the state should be maintained on the ground that it is of rational sensitive issue’, to which Calvin H. & Dr. Seilen Haokip, spokespersons of the UPF & the KNO respectively have given their consent that this ought to surface in political dialogue (Imphal Free Press: Buhril, David: KNO, UPF & the SoO, Long Walk to Talk, Dt. 07/09/08. p. 3). Thus, the very formation of this camp should not be an end in itself but it should wisely be materialized as a means to an end.

Source: Imphal Free Press

AIDS exploding in Tamenglong District

By : Daniel Kamei

TAMENGLONG, Sep 12: In spite of many NGOs and government agents campaigning to eradicate the dreadful disease of HIV/ AIDS, cases of infection by this deadly disease is virtually exploding in Tamenglong District.

While interacting with Imphal Free Press correspondent at the Integrated Counselling Confidential & Testing Centre, ICTC Tamenglong, an official said out of 728 blood sample collected from vulnerable section of the population within January to July 2008 alone, 11 were found AIDS/ HIV positive.

According to ICTC, Tamenglong there are likely to be many others infected by this terrible virus but remains unknown for they have not had their blood tested so far.

ICTC it a facility where anybody can come and have their blood screened free, and absolute confidentiality would be guaranteed, the official also said.

In voluntary Confidential Counseling and Testing Centre, VCCTC Tamenglong as many as 242 people had their blood tested during January and August this year and out of them six were found infected with AIDS/ HIV. The centre also revealed that under Prevention of Parent to HIV Child Transmission, PPTCT Tamenglong, 486 pregnant women had tested their blood this year during January and July. Five of the women were found infected the official also said. However, even though HIV/AIDS infection rate is shooting up, nobody has died this year the centre said.

In the year 2005 out of 261 blood samples collected, four persons were found positive. All of these were pregnant women. In 2006 out of 446 blood samples tested seven pregnant women were found infected, while in 2007 out of 1010 blood samples tested 10 were found infected by the deadly disease. Among these were one pregnant woman.

Meanwhile, according to the report of Action for Welfare and Awakening in Rural Environment, AWARE, Tamenglong said in 2007 three full blown cases of AIDS succombed to the disease.

The transmission route for HIV/AIDS in these cases is unprotected sex and sharing syringe, the AWARE Tamenglong said. It also appealed to one and all to be alert and be wary of this horrible dreadful disease as scientists have still not invented any curative or preventive medicines till date.

Those already infected have been sent to test again for Tuberculosis, TB, because TB is a very common secondary infection amongst HIV positive people, the official said.

They are also being sent to RIM, Imphal, for further treatment, the official said.

Many NGOs and state government agents are campaigning fof awarness of the disease and the preventive measures against infection by it at different part of Tamenglong District since last few years.

As compared to this year's figures, as many as 1010 people tested their bloods in 2007 and out of these only six people were confirmed positive said the ICTC official.

Those already infected are facing a tremendous lot of problems as there is no ART centre at the District Head, Tamenglong said the official.

The director of HIV/AIDS had announce an ART centre would be instituted at Tamenglong but there is no visible progress on this front the official added.

Source: The Imphal Free Press

Don Bosco schools, Meet held to re-open schools but JN Hospital starts

IMPHAL, Sep 12: Along with establishing that the monetary demand and the threat of the proscribed KCP (MC) to the three Don Bosco Schools at Ching-meirong, Langjing and Pha- yeng were sent through sms (Short Messaging Service), re-opening of the schools from tomorrow has been discussed during a joint meeting attended by representatives of AMSU and DESAM today.

On the other hand, Kanan Devi Memorial School at Pangei has been reportedly shut down from today following monetary demand of Rs 5 lakhs from the proscribed KCP.

In the sms sent to the Head Mistress of Don Bosco School Langjing S Dhaneshori on August 16 last, the self-styled finance secretary of KCP (MC) stated that the outfit has decided to take Rs 4 lakhs from the three schools, no negotiation would be allowed, from security point of view only one person should be sent with the money at the place and time to be informed later and the amount should be given within August 28.

During the joint meeting, Dhaneshori informed that soon after receiving the sms, she tried to contact the mobile phone but it had been switched off. Afterward, she passed on the information to other Head-master/Headmistress of the Don Bosco schools.

The following days, the outfit made threatening calls not only to her but also to some executive committee members of the school as well as the Head Master of Don Bosco School, Ching-meirong S Indibhushan.

As the staff and authorities of the three schools felt that the situation was not secured and conducive for studies all the classes have been called off until a solution can study all the classes have been called off until a solution could be brought about after a joint meeting on September 10.

Talking to mediapersons after the joint meeting today, education secretary of DESAM Arambam Thoithoi appealed to all the UG groups to stop interfering in the functioning of the schools in consideration of the future of the students as well as to the school authorities to reopen and resume normal classes in all the three schools from tomorrow.

To the KCP (MC), the student leader urged for finding out whether the demand was genuine or not and make the same known to the people within three days.

Meanwhile, according to information received by the press, Kanan Devi Memorial School at Pangei has shut down from today following monetary demand of Rs 5 lakhs from proscribed KCP outfit.


JN Hospital protest monetary demands, OPD and Casualty blocks closed, in house patients not affected

IMPHAL, Sep 12: Urging all UG groups concerned to stop imposing hefty monetary demands on JN Hospital and allow the employees to work in peace, employees of the hospital have begun a relay protest session inside the hospital complex from today.

As a result of the protest, the OPD and Casualty ward of the hospital remained shut for the day though it did not affect the normal service of looking after the patients undergoing treatment in the different wards of the hospital. Doctors also continued with their night duty.

The protest demonstration being organised under the aegis of JN Hospital Employees’ Welfare Asso- ciation will continue till tomorrow afternoon.

It is said that the OPD and the Casualty Ward of the Hospital will be reopened after a joint meeting of the employees to be held at 4 pm tomorrow.

Talking to mediapersons on the sideline of the protest demonstration, a spokesperson of JN Hospital Employees Welfare Association said the employees of the hospital have been coughing up the monetary demands of various UG groups for the last many years.

However, this time, RPF, KCP (MC), KYKL and PREPAK have directed that 7 percent of the salaries of the employees should be given every month apart from the demand letter of Rs 50 lakhs served by one Ibungo of KCP, thus compelling the employees to come out in protest against such unbearable demands of the UGs.

Placards with slogans like ‘Withdraw all UG demands from employees of JN Hospital’, ‘Allow the employees to work in peace’, ‘Make hospital a free zone’, ‘Don’t give undue pressure on doctors and nurses’, etc were seen being put up at the protest site.

In connection with the protest demonstration, Superintendent of the hospital Dr Sh Raghumani Sharma said the demand of the employees to make hospitals a free zone and not to subject them to any sort of pressure is justifiable and should be respected.

A senior doctor who participated in the protest demonstration pointed out that helping the UG groups financially by the employees on their own accord is another thing. But what is more unnerving is forcing the employees compulsorily to shell out money from their salary in accordance to their grade.

Such undue and unbearable monetary demand of the UGs have caused lot of inconveniences to the doctors and nurses in carrying out their duties, he added.

Another doctor pointed out that the existing working condition of the doctors and nurses in JN Hospital is deplorable. Apart from not receiving their monthly salary regularly, there is lack of required infrastructure. In such a situation, imposition of unbearable monetary demand has caused further worries among the doctors and nurses.

A senior nurse observed that these days as soon as they arrived at the hospital, the employees are busy either in meeting to discuss the UG demands or working out the percentage to be given and could not concentrate in their work.

In many families where the nurses are the only earning member, the demand of the UG has given more financial burden, she said, adding categorically that in the past none of the employees have given money to the UGs willingly but out of fear. Now it has crossed the tolerable limit of the employees and no more demand should be made to any of the employees.

Shillong is a transit point for UG outfits of NE ’

Shillong, Sep 12: The North East militant groups using Shillong as a transit point for arms deal, has been confirmed by the Police. Six days after the Police hushed up the information about the arrest of four Dima Halam Daoga (DHD) militants involved arms deal, the Shillong city Police are now more vigilant.

In the past 18 months, militants involved transacting arms deal from the city were arrested. According to the Meghalaya police, they include those from the DHD , the DHD (J), the NDFB and the ULFA. Police confirmed that the North East militants are using Shillong cosmopolitan character to transact the deal.

Following the arrest cadres of the DHD (Nunisa group) last week, the Superintendent of Police (Shillong City) Claudia Lyngwa said, “There is no denial that militant groups are using the cosmopolitan character for their arm deals”, adding, “These arms were carried by conduits who used Mizoram and Garo Hills in Meghalaya to ferry arms and ammunitions from Myanmar and Bangladesh respectively.” A week after four Dimasa Halam Daogah (DHD) cadres were arrested with arms along with the seizure of a couple of lakhs of rupees from their possession, the Shillong city police intelligence has activated their network to nail down those people using Shillong as a networking, said the police while adding, “In the past two years militants belonging to various militant outfits have used Shillong”.

24 hours Ukhrul bandh

UKHRUL, Sep 12: The 24 hours bandh called by Hunphun Katamnao Long (HKL) in Ukhrul district was suspended at 2:30 pm prior to its actual time frame following an understanding reached between the students body and the authority concerned. During this bandh that started from 6 pm yesterday there has not been any report of untoward incidents however normal life came to a halt as Government offices, institutions and all the shops remained closed and vehicles were off the road. According to the statement of HKL, the bandh was necessitated to pressurise the authority concerned to expedite its six charters of demand submitted earlier to Education Minister which include posting of a full fledged principal in Ukhrul Higher Secondary School. “We have called off the bandh shortly after receiving the Government’s order to place a full fledged principal in the school”, said the students body adding that it would not hesitate to carry out intense agitation if the authority concerned fails to articulate its pledges into action.

Source: The Sangai Express / Newmai News Network

Friday, September 12, 2008

ZSF GHQ is much concerned about UGs action

The 12th September, 2008

The Zomi Students' Federation expresses its deepest concern over the incidents at the Cemetery, near Singngat and Muallum Village, Singngat Sub-Division, Churachandpur District on the 8th September, 2008 and 10th September, 2008 wherein one Assam Riffle Subedar was killed and the 9th A.R. Post was attacked, both by the valley based UGs respectively.

While the Federation is welcoming the SoO agreements which is signed between the tripartite parties, the Tribal Revolutionaries, the Government of Manipur and Government of India, such uncalled for incidents that has taken place on the land of the Tribal People (Outer Manipur) on the night of the 8th and 10th September, 2008 is an awe to the peace loving students organisation. The Federation is desirous that the perpetrators of such uninvited acts which created fear psychosis amongst the public and for terrorizing the people in and around the incidents to make it clear their motives for the shooting and attacked.

The Zomi Students' Federation, therefore, call upon all Non-state actors to ceased from the path of such violent act, as it disturbed the peaceful mind of students and a conducive environment for free and peaceful education is essential for students, who are leaders of our tomorrow.

Issued by:

Information and Publicity Department
Zomi Students' Federation
General Headquarters

Hinkhuo bang a ta lawmlawm ei??

- Apashang Samte, Delhi

Mihing, Tahsa leh sisan a hing ihi nalai man in khat veivei chiang bang in I lungel paisual kha dehdeh in ahilou ding tantan bang ki gelkha jel hi. I lungel,I ngaituona ten saupi hing tun thei jel a,I theilou kal in ki val kha dehdeh jel hi.

Hunpaisa te I ngaituo a, ahing tung dingte leh tu-le-tu hun a I hinkho man dante bang,ahisih leh Innsung thu,khotaang thu,khat leh khat kal thu, khat toh I kal thu bang, mikhat in simmaw leh nuaiet tah a ahing eng hou khah te bang I tou mun a muang chiang tah in I ngai tuo kha lethi. Tuotham lou in , I Itt pente, I ngai pen te , I ki muanpi pen te bang I gintat ahing ban lou chiang un bang, Sil I deilou lam lam a ahing kihei chiang in bang,ahi sih leh thuthang hoilou tuomtuom te bang, ihi louna khat a ngamthw tah a ahing kingaw a, ahing ki minsiat sah chiang bang in khgat vei vei thang pai man in ei leh ei ki thangpai suo mawh in I lung bang neu kha dehdeh jel hi.

Tam bang hun leh dinmun a I din khah chiang in ei le ei bang I ki ngaisia a,beidawng I ki sa a,bangma lunglutna ahiei thanuam na hiumhim kineilou in I maban,I ngaituona bang miel I sa uhi. Tuochiin I ki ngaituotuo a, tuomi in ei leh ei ahing ki mudaa sah tuntun a,naa ki sa mama in I lungsim leh I tahsa tanpha in baa law in ki jawngkhal jou phial mawh hi. Tuochieng in ngaituo tuo lou dinmg te I ngai tuo gent ah lou in I genlou ding I sahlou ding te bang I geen kha a I sa kha jel uhi. I hinkhuo I ning a, thasiat huai bang I sa tuntun hi. Migin um Job bang bang in I pian ni bang I hamsiet ut a, piang vangsie I ki sa a, tamlei tung ah ki piang daa ta maimai l;eh I chi hun bang a tam hi. Beidawng in Uimaw gam phu ki bang in bang phu ki banga a I maban bing in kinepna bei iki sa uh hi.

Awww…… bang ding ua nang piang sah sese ua na ta ua nang nei sese uh ahiei, bang ding a kei sese? Midang kei lou bang ding a taa a ana neilou? Hi bang lawmlawm tuoh ding a na ta ua nahing nei uh amah.. chi bang in ki phun in ki ham kha thei a, ei sangsang a lungkham jaw leh buai jaw I nu leh I pa te bang ki phunsan in ki tomsan ngap kha jel mawh hi. Tua chi ma bang in I Ittpen I ngai pen, Izi-Ita -I U I nau, I sangam te tung tan a jong bang ki haahiam ngap mawh hi. Ki ittna ki ngaina , ki khotuona, ki hawmthawna chite jong bang a a phattuom na leh a hoina uh um a I ham ua ki nei a um sese a, mihing in kinei a poupou diei??? I hinkhuo su nuam maw thei giap a hing su liang vai sah thei giap hilou amah I chi hun uh bang jong um tham hi. Amau te ana um daa ta maimai uleh mihing a ding in lunggel nate, lungkham nate jong ana umlou ma ding hiven I chi chang bang uh um hi. Ki Itt ki ngainat, ki deisah nate umlou hileh ki hawmthaw a, ki tai a, ki nialna te leh tuote ngaituona hun ding jong umlou ma ding hiven maw bang I chi tuntun uhi. Bang ding a tuote eite hing sugenthei, suliangvai maimai ding ua I nei uha vahuau uh adiei bang I chi ngap hi. Ahima hi. Dih ma.

Ahin, Tamte khu hinkhuo su nuam a etlawm sah leh thanuam huai sah tu tejong ahi veve uhi., Hin khuo I chi pen laimai bang a hia, I sin ding uh ahi. Gal bang a hia, I dou ding ua I jaw ngeingei ding uh ahi. Lawm hoi tah ahi, I ki Pawlpi ua I genthei I hah sat nite ua hing suhat tu leh hing thaniuaam sah a hing hing sah tu ding ahi. Thamlou in aki heng lele thei sil ahia, a lep tuah daan leh a lep dan I sing ua I siam ding uh ahi. Hinkhuo I chi pen hinkhuo ahi.Hinkhuo.

Hinkhuo pen tam bang mai ahi lai in, ka sim siam thei sih a, ka sim ngap sih a, ka joujou thei mama sih a, ka thei chian thei tuon tahtah sih hi. A ki heng lele sil ahi man in hun chin, phat chin in ka lem tuoh jou gige joujai sam sih hi. Ahin, tam jou jou in khup khel leng, hinkhuo I chi a thei lou leh a tang lou, a amu kha lou pa/nu himai ding kahi giep hi. A jieh pen ama a gim thei sih a, a tawl mawng mawng sih hi. Jau a nei sih a, ahang san mama a , buan ngam gige ding ahi sih hi. A jieh pen kei ma hinkhuo thei siamlou pa/nu kahia,ka sinlai ahi bou hi. Lungsim leh tahsa a ka baa chiang in ka joujou mama sih a, kaki buan ua,ahing sial lia jel a ahing buan a, tuol toh ahing net bet thei jel hi. Thou joulou ding khop a ahing buan lia hun jong a umlou ahi tuan sih hi.

Ka baa seng a, genthei ka ki sa senga, silpaidaan ka thei chiang sipsep jou gige sih hi. Bang pen ka ngaituo a bang jieh tahtah a mawh diei vang thei jou singh. Hing sai non sih un,hing lungkham pipi non daa un len hing disown mai un. Kei pen midang bang loupi kahi chiin thangpai man, Haasiat man, nelsie kisah man, ki taal seng man,ahing ki Itt,hawmthaw, deisah seng man, ka tung a aki nepna uh asang seng seng man,kaki suanlaa man, ka jaalen ut man leh kei leh kei kaki musiat man in leh AMA ka Itt seng man, a tung a kaki suan laa man, ahing Ittman,ka chitlaa man,ka mit maw, duhdah louman , ka lampiel man leh kei leh kei ka ki Itt man in ka Juongai sieng ah aban bang hing tung a bang hing ki geen a abang hing ging ding chi kan leh theimasa loupi in ka geen khe kha tamai hi. Koi laizang in. Mamadeh. Tam mai hilou in ka puoh gih seng man in kei leh kei ka ki tuisa buah sawnsawn na in kaki Switch Off nalai phuot phiangsan hi. Ahi leh bang kang geen ta ding uoi le… chi thuteng ahing kilah in… naa kasa a,bawl khiel mama hiing maw ka ki chiphet hi. Tuochiin ka theilou kal in ka biang kii gel ah ka lungel ahing kijui suh ua….. nunu’n nuam maw sa mama ei……. Nunu sang sangin bobawi in nuamnaw a sa jaw a naa a sa a, thuoh haa a sa a haa a sa tuntun hi.Ngaidam ka ngen a ka kuun a, bang ka maitang ding in ka tawi tadiei ??lah ka awsuo a ging ngap sih mawhaaaa… a ging aki jaa sih.

A bawn un ka Itt a, koima ka teel tuopm sih a koima ka pai thei sih. Khat lah ka tem ahia khat lah ka pai veve ngal aaaaa…..ka laisim ka jou naisih, sepna ding jongh ka mu jou nai sih, mawpuohna ka hau a ka man laa a tua pen lah aki jaa daa pan ahinalai ngal a. Bat a hau a mijousien a migittna jal in a ngaina ua, a ging ta ua a muang mawh uhi. Lianloupi aki neusah ut viel sihhi. Issue nengneng annkam tuithei na khawp anei. Nau damlou in sum-le-pai tamtah a lut a,a seng a, vanman a a khang a a tam deudeu. Tam bang kawmkal ah sum leh pai jongh lah a haa da deudeu hi. Ni zaa sagi leh chi lah a zaa leh sawmnha jong ka pe jou sih. Ki a ahi mawh vang in. Numei teng a ngai daan uh aki bang sih.. Ka juanpi ding leh ka ngui a ka muttut pi ding lawm hoilou kaht ka va munalai hi. Ahing ahing kideh sah a hing gah tah a hingf sai tu jong ahi veve hi. A damtheilou ngen ahi nalai ua a nuimai keng a um tuom sih hi. Ahi na tah uh aki thei tuo sih ua aki bang ahi uhi. Innsung, khop sung,gamsung hattuom sung buaina leh gittlouna saatlouna bwl a sui ngen ngie balam hon lah aaa.

Tambang hunlai in ka pian ding in koiman ahing dong sih hi. Ka pu’n ka pa a dong sih a, kapa’n kei ahing dong tuan samsih hi. Ka thei tan ah koima pa’n a ta a apiang masang in a dong kha sih hi. Deithu a tel thei ding jongh lah ahi tuan samsih a teel thei ding hinanleh koiman a tel sih ding hi. Kabil haa ah, ‘ka ngen a lam ka jawt a, ka gen thei ka haasat ni, ka mangbat ni, kakipah ni, ka tha nuam ni leh bang bang nate ka nei chiang in , thukhen ding lianpi leh thupi tah, thumaimai hilou a thu tahtah te ka nei a ka tuoh ding chiang in kei jong ka huphul a ka daa thei mama ve sam hi.sep ding thupoimaw, buai thei na diingte kanei chiang in KAPA haan ah koima mulou leh theilou kal in ka lung khamna te, ka daa nate,kaki pah n ate ah kava kihila ka va tki theisah a ka va dongh a, ka ngai daan te ka va kum hi. Tuo chieng in ka puoh a jaang a, ka lungkham ,ka mangbat ka he suoh ka thangpai n ate ahing kiem dawm a ahing navaah sah tuon mama hi. Tuonah bangma ka ipp sih a … ka ngen kahi chiang in ka pel kha sih a ka kuan ka tun in ka va kitheisah hi. Ahin tamte ka bawl vang in koima thei ding ka dei sih a akhanglui lungtangh puo a khanglui hin kahi tuan sih’ achi lai te bang ka bil haa ah amang thei nai sih a a chiang mama nalai a, kathei mama nalai a tu chiengchieng in jong ka bil haa ah a ging thei nalai a ka jaa thei nalai hi.

Ahi. Hinkhuo sim pen a bai ahilaijang sih hi. Mawh nopne a jawthaw bawl thei ding ahi laijang sih hi. A jieh pen sil a dei bang in a kai kawi trhei a, gin taat lou na lamalam ah jong a sep thei a a tuonthei mawh hi. Ahin lah, zau ding leh huphul a gal bawl ding vang ahi laijang sih hi. Simmun hoi tah ahia , zil ding,thei ding leh siam diing ahi. Beihun neilou leh a tawpna chi umlou ahi a a ban umum nalailai ahi jing hi.. Ama hinkhua a um laisie suol ding,buan ding ahi jing hi. Tam nah ngaw ding leh mawpai thei ding a um tuom sam sih hi. Ziing nisuoh teng khu Chouna leh Giihna(challenge) ahi jing hi. Na suol ei ahisihleh na ki pekhia (surrender) chipen nag thu ahimai hi. Tambang ki thuhil na kamteng , ki piah jawna leh jaana khu kei a ding in muthei lou a tha hing petu leh hing haamuan tu ahi jing a, tawplou in ahing umpi jing a ahing taisan ngai sih a jong ahing taisan sih ding hi.

Hey!! Never tease me. HIng phin vial sin Kapa um ahi aw…

Tuohun lai khu ka thei jing a ka mang hil sih ding hi. I was there at that moment when the momentum was so high to fell.

You can see more article by Apashang here

Who’s the real Hindu?

Karan Thapar, Hindustan Times

Does the VHP have the right to speak for you or I? Do they reflect our views? Do we endorse their behaviour? They call themselves the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, but who says they represent all of us? This Sunday morning, I want to draw a clear line of distinction between them and everyone else. My hunch is many of you will agree.

Let me start with the question of conversion — an issue that greatly exercises the VHP. I imagine there are hundreds of millions of Hindus who are peaceful, tolerant, devoted to their faith, but above all, happy to live alongside Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and Jews. If any one of us were to change our faith how does it affect the next man or woman? And even if that happens with inducements, it can only prove that the forsaken faith had a tenuous and shallow hold. So why do the VHP and its unruly storm troopers, the Bajrang Dal, froth at the mouth if you, I or our neighbours convert? What is it to do with them?

Let me put it bluntly, even crudely. If I want to sell my soul — and trade in my present gods for a new lot — why shouldn’t I? Even if the act diminishes me in your eyes, it’s my right to do so. So if thousands or even millions of Dalits, who have been despised and ostracised for generations, choose to become Christian, Buddhist or Muslim, either to escape the discrimination of their Hindu faith or because some other has lured them with food and cash, it’s their right.

Arguably you may believe you should ask them to reconsider, although I would call that interference, but you certainly have no duty or right to stop them. In fact, I doubt if you are morally correct in even seeking to place obstacles in their way. The so-called Freedom of Religion Acts, which aim to do just that, are, in fact, tantamount to obstruction of conversion laws and therefore, at the very least, questionable.

However, what’s even worse is how the VHP responds to this matter. Periodically they resort to violence including outright murder. What happened to Graham Staines in Orissa was not unique. Last week it happened again. Apart from the utter and contemptible criminality of such behaviour, is this how we Hindus wish to behave? Is this how we want our faith defended? Is this how we want to be seen? I have no doubt the answer is no. An unequivocal, unchanging and ever-lasting NO!

The only problem is it can’t be heard. And it needs to be. I therefore believe the time has come for the silent majority of Hindus — both those who ardently practice their faith as well as those who were born into it but may not be overtly religious or devout — to speak out. We cannot accept the desecration of churches, the burning to death of innocent caretakers of orphanages, the storming of Christian and Muslim hamlets even if these acts are allegedly done in defence of our faith. Indeed, they do not defend but shame Hinduism. That’s my central point.

I’m sorry but when I read that the VHP has ransacked and killed I’m not just embarrassed, I feel ashamed. Never of being hindu but of what some Hindus do in our shared faith’s name.

This is why its incumbent on Naveen Patnaik, Orissa’s Chief Minister, to take tough, unremitting action against the VHP and its junior wing, the Bajrang Dal. This is a test not just of his governance, but of his character. And I know and accept this could affect his political survival. But when it’s a struggle between your commitment to your principles and your political convenience is there room for choice? For ordinary politicians, possibly, but for the Naveen I know, very definitely not.

So let me end by saying: I’m waiting, Naveen. In fact, I want to say I’m not alone. There are hundreds of millions of Hindus, like you and me, waiting silently — but increasingly impatiently. Please act for all of us.


Black Day observation to remember Kuki massacres


IMPHAL, Sep 11: The Kuki Inpi Manipur has appealed to all Kukis to observe September 13 at Black Day in remembrance of the over 900 Kukis, including women and children, who were killed by the NSCN(IM) during 1992-95 as part of their ethnic cleansing drive undertaken in the state.

The Black Day will be observed as a day of mourning and the Kuki Inpi has asked all Kuki households to raise a black flag in half mast in front of their houses on the day. A prayer for reconciliation, peace and solidarity shall be held in every village church on the day.

The Kuki Inpi has rued the fact that no request for forgiveness and explanation has come forth from the NSCN(IM) as to why its people were mercilessly butchered in the drive.

The Inpi said that the government of India and the state government also failed to protect the Kukis from the marauding NSCN(IM) and it was only due to the intervention of the US and the UK that the conflict ceased.

M Kaimuanthang adds from Churachandpur: The Kuki Students Organisation, KSO, general secretary Seiboi has said that the various programmes will be held under the Kuki Inpi Churachandpur and the KSO Churachandpur to commemorate Black Day with all church denominations holding mass prayers at each place.

Moreover, all church leaders and elders will play the lead role in conducting a mass prayer for the departed souls and for peace to prevail everywhere.

The organising committee also urged one and all not to conduct functions and other entertaining programmes as a sign of showing solidarity towards the sufferings of innocent people.

On the day, all Kukis will hoist black traditional flags at their houses while blaring mikes and creation of other intolerable noises will not made, said Seiboi.

He said the mass prayers would be divided into three different sessions during which no one would make a mention about wars and communal fights and recall the past memories of adversity. While urging the cooperation of the public, he said on the day small black flags would be distributed to all free of cost and the committee would be happy if particularly the vehicle owners put them up on their vehicles.

Since traffic inconveniences may be caused, he appealed to all concerned to bear with them.

Meanwhile, the KNO has entreated all the people, the Kukis in particular, to solemnize September 13 (Kuki Black Day) as a day of prayer for peace and forgiveness and no ill-will towards others.

Though some critics may speak against the observance of Kuki Black Day, it is customary practice of the Kuki people to pay honour and tribute to those beloved departed souls, it said adding that such an occasion is called "Sahnit Nikho".

The KNO also expressed concern over the “discriminatory attitude of the state government and the Meiteis concerning the death of hundreds of innocent Kukis in the blood-stained hands of NSCN (IM) compared to the hue and cry over the death of 18 Meiteis in the hands of state security forces”.

It is undoubtedly manifested that the Meities of Imphal valley, till today have a prejudiced mindset and maintain a chauvinistic attitude towards the hills people, it rued.

New Delhi meet to discuss Tipaimukh & much more..

Source: The Sangai Express

IMPHAL, Sep 11: A meeting is being convened at New Delhi on September 18 wherein the main agenda would be obtaining environmental clearance to commence construction work for the 1500 megawatt Tipaimukh Multi-purpose Project.

The meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee will be represented by officials of the State’s Power Department, said a source and added that the crucial meeting would be held under the chairmanship of the Expert Appraisal Committee P Abraham, who is also the Power secretary in the Union Ministry.

In order to convince the Central Government authorities to approve the environmental clearance, it is said that along with sufficient deployment of State security forces all relevant scientific information have already been collected and documented from the project site.

Overshadowed by controversies commencement of Project works had repeatedly suffered setbacks due to certain section of the society strongly opposing the mega project with the contention that environmental damage caused by it would be irreparable in addition to the armed Hmar People’s Convention (D) setting aflame drilling machines at the Project site some months back to demonstrate its opposition to the project.

In the backdrop of the security concerns for the Project, whose foundation stone was laid by the Union Power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, and consequent upon the Union Home Ministry’s directive that no less than four battalion of security force to shield the Dam from destructive elements, State police authorities had assessed the ground reality and submitted its findings to the Union Ministry.

The Project is to be constructed by the North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO).

The source also said that among others, the meeting would be attended by State’s Power Secretary, Principal Chief conservator of Forest, member Secretary of State Pollution Control Board (Churachandpur) and Deputy Commissioner of Tamenglong district.

It may be mentioned that officials of the Union Power Ministry-constituted Expert Appraisal Committee had already visited the Dam site and interacted with the local populace.

On the other hand, a review meeting with regard to the Loktak Conservation Project is being convened at New Delhi on September 17 by the Union Planning Commission which will be attended by State officials.

Ahead of the said meeting the Chief Secretary today held discussions on the Project with the Principal Secretary (Planning) DS Poonia and LDA Project Director Gojen.

Apart from the three officials, Principal Chief Conservator of Forest will attend the Meeting.


Leave Mizoram, says YMA to UGs

Aizawl, Sept 11: The Central Coordination Committee (CCC) of the powerful Central Young Mizo Association (C-YMA), the biggest non-Governmental organization in Mizoram, has issued a warning to all insurgent groups, telling them to leave Mizoram before the upcoming State Assembly elections.

The Young Mizo Association's CCC, which held a meeting at the CYMA main office in Aizawl, strongly condemned the killing of four Indian Reserve (IR) police personnel by Hmar People's Convention (HPC-D) cadres on September 3 in Mizoram and sent out its deepest condolences to families of the deceased soldiers.

“We urge all Hmar tribal groups not to resort to guns as means of finding solutions as this could harm the communal harmony in Mizoram. We also ask the Mizoram Government to take firm action and to keep a strict vigil on insurgents as they pose a threat to our communal harmony,” a statement from the Young Mizo Association's CCC said.

The CCC also warned political parties in Mizoram not to maintain nexus with insurgent groups in the upcoming Mizoram Assembly elections as this is against democracy and will only lead to disturbances and rise of insurgency.

The statement then said that the Central Young Mizo Association (C-YMA) will not have a yearly objective as it had done so in the past but will continue its fight against drugs and intoxicants. The CCC also urged the State Government to take complete the new airport in Saitluk.


KNO appeals

IMPHAL, Sep 11: Kuki National Organisation (KNO) has entreated all the people, the Kukis in particular, to solemnise September 13 ( Kuki Black) Day) as a day of prayer for peace and forgiveness and no ill-will towards others.

In a statement, information and publicity secretary of the outfit Lenin H Kuki said that though some critics may speak against the observance of Kuki Black Day, it is customary practice of the Kuki people to pay homage and tribute to those beloved departed souls and such an occasion is called Sahnit Nikho. At the same time, it is also not against the beliefs and tenets of Christianity to mourn and pray for the bereaved family.

Recalling the Zoupi/Zanglenphai massacre in which many innocent Kukis were killed and their houses destroyed by NSCN (IM) cadres after serving a quit notice, Lenin described it as one of the most gruesome event ever recorded in the history of Christians in Manipur.

KNO was also decried the alleged discriminatory attitude of the Government of Manipur and the Manipuris over the death of hundreds of innocent Kukis in ‘the blood-stained hands of NSCN (IM) in compare to the hue and cry over the death of 18 persons in the hands of the State security forces’.


Kuki Inpi urges public

IMPHAL, Sep 11: The Kuki Inpi Manipur urged to each and every Kuki to observe the Black Day on September 13. According to a press release of the Kuki Inpi, the black September is being observed by the Kukis as a day of mourning and as a mark of paying respect to those people killed during the alleged ethnic cleansing of NSCN-IM over the Kuki people. Over 900 Kukis including women and children were killed and 360 villages were burnt down during the conflict. Maintaining that killing of the Kukis were continued from 1992 to 1995, Kuki Inpi accused that the Central and State Government failed to protect the Kukis. As a mark of observance of the Black Day, every Kuki household should raise black flag in half mast in front of their houses and a prayer for reconciliation, peace and solidarity will be held in every village church, added the press release.


Monetary demands from UGs, Many schools forced to shut

IMPHAL, Sep 11: In sharp contrast to students and civil society organisations having declared education a free zone, monetary demands by different armed outfits have forced shut-down of educational institutions in the State.

The institutes reeling under the impact of the UG demands include prestigious schools such as three Don Bosco schools and A Jalil High School in Kshetrigao.

According to informed sources, Don Bosco schools located at Ching-meirong, Langjing and Phayeng have received demand notes of Rs 4 lakh each from the proscribed KCP-MC.

As the deadline served to these institutes to cough up the money lapsed school authorities had decided to cancel all classes with effect from yesterday’s assembly sessions.

A Jalil High School is informed to have received Rs 7 lakh from a faction of the PULF organisation on August 30 with September 7 as the deadline.

In connection with the shut-down of the Kshe-trigao institution, DESAM and AMSU today co-hosted a media briefing wherein the latter’s joint secretary Paotinthang Mate expressed strong desire that conducts/activities of UGs should not affect academic atmosphere.

He appealed to the PULF organisation to reconsider its activities in order to facilitate resumption of normal classes.

The AMSU functionary also highlighted the reso-lution to make education free zone at the July 5 joint meeting of DESAM-AM-SU, students and teachers.
Education secretary of DESAM A Thoithoi fervently appealed to all UG groups to refrain from demanding percentage cuts from educational institutions.

While urging authorities of A Jalil High School to reopen the school from tomorrow, Thoithoi also asserted that PULF will be held responsible for any ugly development.



The KNF (MC) which is a constituent unit of the KNO has claimed that it shot three drug peddlers in the leg, reports our CCpur correspondent. The three were paraded before the media along with 1200 RP tablets seized from them.


Manipur Assembly

The 4th session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly would be convened from October 1 to 6. There would be in all three sittings. A meeting of the Business Advisory Committee presided by Assembly Speaker Dr S Budhichandra today afternoon decided that the 4th session of the Assembly would be held from October 1 to 6. On the first day of the session on October 1, the report of the Select Committee on the Manipur Compulsory Registration of Marriage Bill, 2008 would be introduced along with the Manipur (Hill Areas) District Council (Third Amendment) Bill, 2008; Manipur Municipality Disclosure Bill, 2008 and Manipur Panchayati Raj (Fifth Amendment) Bill, 2008. On October 2, Government business and private members’ business would be discussed and on the last sitting on October 6, the Bills introduced on the first day of the session would be discussed for passing along with discussion on the Government business.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

COMFA Delhi Front Statements of Objectives


Mautaam famine hit most parts of Churachandpur District and some parts of Tamenglong and Mizoram State since 2006. The famine worsened in 2008 with no signs of abating in the immediate future owing mainly to crop failure caused by rodents and extreme weather vagaries. The steps taken by the Government authorities so far, were starkly insufficient and inadequate to meet the daily needs of famine victims in the said areas.

2. The Zomis, Brethren and well wishers in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) are deeply concerned over the plight of their people in the famine-hit areas. Relief offerings were collected by a few Churches for distribution within the confines of their own Church network. A few individual initiatives were also noticed collecting relief in cash/kind. In the absence of organized community/social based mass mobilization for the purpose, such relief collections were too meagre for the needs, and below expectations from the Capital City of Delhi and NCR.

3. The Delhi Front of “Committee on Mautaam Famine Aid” (COMFA) formed on September 6, 2008 in the emergency meeting of the Delhi Working Group of Zomi Economic Planning and Development Agency (ZEPADA), the Delhi Cell of Zomi Students Federation (ZSF) and the Delhi Chapter of Zomi Human Rights Foundation (ZHRF) is intended to deal the following issues :-

(1). Mass Mobilisation of Famine Relief Aid among the Zomis etc. in Delhi and the NCR.
(2). Mobilisation of Famine Relief Aid among individuals/agencies/ organizations in Delhi and the NCR.
(3). Mobilisation of Famine Relief Aid from hitherto unknown sources & places
(4). Channelisation of existing relief aids for effective delivery to the victims
(5). Identification and follow up of Government Schemes which may help-meet the relief needs of famine victims.

(4) The Delhi Front of COMFA will be linked with the COMFA, Lamka, Churachandpur District, Manipur in the distribution of relief aid.

The COMFA, Lamka was formed in 2008 to organize mass mobilization of relief aids in Manipur state and distribute them to the famine victims through “Joseph granaries” being opened in the entire Sub-division of Churachanpur district.(The Joint Appeal dated the 23rd August, 2008 by all the leaders of apex bodies of the entire District of Churacahndpur is attach).

(5) On the 10th September, 2008 office bearers of COMFA, Delhi Front were formed as below:

Chairman: Pu V.Naulak
Vice-Chairman : Dr Chinkholal Thangsing
Secretary : Pu G. Swan Za Lian
Joint Secretary: Pu T.Zamlunmang
Finance Secretary: Cdr Lalsuonglien Tonsing
Treasurer:Pu N.Neihsial


Pu Philip Thanglienmang
Pu K.Ginkhanthang
Pu L.Thang Sian Mung
Pu Phungchinthang Guite
Pu Nehzamang Simte
Pu Kh Ginlal Chung
+Nominees of ZEPADA, Dehi Working Group, ZSF, Delhi Cell and ZHRF Delhi Chapter.

(6) The following guidelines have been adopted regarding mautaam famine related activity among the Zomis in Delhi and NCR:-

(i) Relief collection done or undertaken by any Church/Christian Fellowship in Delhi is beyond the purview of COMFA, Delhi Front.

(ii) COMFA, Delhi Front appreciates the existing mautaam famine aid collection system initiated transparently, for instance

(iii) All recognized social bodies among the Zomi Community in Delhi and NCR are requested kindly to inform the COMFA, Delhi Front, if they were desirous to undertake the noble cause of mautaam famine related activity, in the interest of mutual co-operation.

(iv) COMFA, Delhi Front does not encourage individual collection of mautaam famine aid without accountability to any established social organization among the Zomi Community.

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UKLF makaihna in SoO tungtang ah Consultative Meeting om

"Kipumkhatna ding leh nam damna ding deihna ziakin SoO ah suai hikai ahizaw” - SS Haokip, C-in-C, UKLF

Lamka, September-10: United People’s Front(UPF) a kikhaikhawm atel United Kuki Liberation Front(UKLF) pawlin Aug 22, 2008 in amau telna UPF in India govt leh Manipur state government tawh Suspension of Operation(SoO)/Ceasefire a suai a kaih tungtang uh atheisiamlou a om leh huaite thil omdan theihchetsak tupna leh maban a politics tawh kisai kihouna(political dialogue) om hun ah UKLF in Kuki mipite deihdan pansan in a neih theihna ding in ngimna in zan in Chandel district sung Munpi khua ah khaw tuamtuam apan hausa(village chief)te, KSO/Chandel makaite,Student/NGO tuamtuam apan makaite leh tribe tuamtuam apan chialkhawmin Consultative meeting nei uh a, huai ah SS Haokip, Commander-in-Chief(C-in-C), UKLF in SoO/Ceasefire adia suaikaihna a UKLF atelziak thildang hilouin nam damna ding leh kipumkhatna ding deihna ziak ahihzawkdan gen a, UPF in suai kailou hileh singtangmi galvan tawi tuamtuamte kal ah sisan naisan kisuahna leh kithahna nasazawsem om thei ding ahihdan leng thil omdan khenkhat taklang kawm in gen hi.

SS Haokip,C-in-C/UKLF in a genna ah UKLF amah kia a din hoihsalouin kigawmkham a ut ziakin UPF zom a, Delhi ah kihouna ah leng UPF in Manipur gam leitang humbit ding chihthu lakkhiak ding leh Manipur govt makaihna hilou in Centre govt tawh kal thu hizaw ding in hahtaka pang uh ahihdan gen hi. Amau pawlin govt tawh peace talk bel kipahpih mahle uh ceasefire a groud-rule point khenkhat bel suaikaihni tan in leng khauhtakin nial lai uh ahihdan gen hi. Ceafire pen kum 1 sung lel daih ding ahihmanin huaihun sung in mipi tawh panmun ding gelkhawm poimawh hin gen hi. UKLF deihdan ahihziak mah in tuma deuh in leng Songjang khua ah hibang Consultative meeting om ahihdan gen hi. SS Haokip in mipite’n leng galvantawi pawl tuamtuamte ngaihdan(idealogy) bangpen hoih hiam chih suichian a deihtelna bawl in hangsantaka puankhiak ngam poimawh ahihdan gen hi. UPF leh KNO in mipi tawj hibang Joint Consultation a neihkhawm ding duhthusam anei ahihdan SS Haokip in gen hi.

Anthony, Secretary(Home)/UKLF in Govt tawh kilemna kibawl mipi tawh kikumkhawm a thil omdan genkhawm deihna ziaka huchibang meeting sap ahihdan gen a, Jacob Thadou, Secretary(Organisation) in Kuki nampi adia tup-le-gim neih ziak a galvan tawi uh ahihdan gen in Aug 1,2005 akipan SoO kipan in Feb 29, 2008 in India govt apan kihou dinga chialna om a, UPF leh KNO khekhat a dinkhawm ut-huai mahleh kithuzaktuahna haksa(communication gap) om ziaka lemtanglou ahihdan gen hi.Huchi’n May 2008 sungin kihouna om a, Aug 22, 2008 sunnung dak 2.00 in KNO tawh SoO/Ceasefire ah suaikai uh a, UPF tawh nitaklam dak 4.00 in suaikai uh ahihdan taklang hi. SoO a suaikai ding UPF utlou chihthu ah UPF in peacetalk lunglut a, hileleng ground-rule khenkhat a pom theihlouh ziaka suaikaih zekai hizaw a, nau kala buaina mulkimhuai tak om thei ding deihlouhna ziakin a khawnung in suaikai uh ahihzawkdan gen hi. KNO leh UPF in govt tawh atuam tuaka kihou uh ahihdan leng gen hi.Jacob Thadou in a genzeldan in SoO a suaikaih nung in Joint Monitoring Group om khepan in meeting masa om panphet a, peace talk kipan nailou ahihdan gen hi. Manipur gam leitang kipumkhatna hihsiatlouh ding chihthu ah Ceasefire pen kum 1 sung lel daih ding ahihman in patauh huailou a,kituak a panlak hun hizaw hi’n gen hi. Lungkimhuailou ahih leleng kum 1 nunga nutsiat mawh thil hilou ahihdan leng gen hi.

Huai Consultative Meeting ah UKLF apan Secretary(Defence) Joshua, Secretary(Public Relations) Daniel leh UKLF cadre & worker tamkhoptak leng tel uh a, nitaklam in mipi kikhawm teng ankuang umpih uhi. Huai ah Lamka akipan in printed & electronic media-te leng a chial ziakun khenkhat leh electronic media apan leng 2 vatel uhi.


Kuki-Chin-Mizo : The lost tribe of Israel

By George T Haokip

The Kuki-Chin-Mizo or “Chhinlung Chhuak” are ethnologically descendent of one ancestor, knit together by common tradition, customs, culture, language and social life. They live in India, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Their population break up is about 5,00,000 with an area of 9,500 sq. km. in Manipur, about 8,00,000 with an area of 22,000 sq. kms. in Mizoram about 2,00,000 with an area of 1000 sq. km Cachar and North Cachar in Assam, about 2,00,000 with an area of 7,800 in Chittagong Hill track of Bangladesh and 30,00,000 with an area of more than 10,000 sq. km. in Chin Hills, Matu area, Khumi area, Mira area and Arakan area in Myanmar (CIPC Diary by F. Lala p. 136). Their total population therefore, is about 50,00,000 millions with an area of 1,24,500 sq. km. Though they are the same group with same origin same culture, speaking the same language and are knit together by same custom and tradition they have unfortunately been called and known by different names in different countries.

The emergence of Sovereign State of India, Myanmar (Burma) and Pakistan now called Bangladesh in 1940’s gave insult to these people. It may be noted that during the British rule in 19th century these groups were subjugated exercising the policy of divide and rule.

The progress of research work in recent time has given more validity to their claim for Jewish origin. There are several theories about the Kuki-Chin-Mizo origin. Theories like Creation, Khul, Chhinlung however are a part and parcel of Israel/Jewish origin theory. Jewish theory as a matter of fact, has turned out to be most authentic and it bears empirical validity.

The tribes have so far claimed to belong to one of the lost tribes of Israel­Menashe, one of the two sons of Joseph, whose father was Jacob in the Bible. Kuki Chin Mizo tribes have passed down through the generation the tradition that they were the descendents of the lost tribe of Menashe which is one of the twelve tribes of Israel.

The ten tribes of Israel, became “lost” around 720 BC when the Assyrians conquered the northern kingdom of Israel and exiled the tribes that comprised it. The southern kingdom of Judah was spared the conquest, and the Jews of today primarily descended from the tribes of Judah and Benjamin, which composed the southern kingdom. The Jews had split into two separate political entities after king Solomon’s death around 920 BC.

Menashe whose population was about 32200 at that time were taken aslave by the Assyrians and were brought to Assyria after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. They migrated toward Afghanistan from Assyria. During the time of Alexander’s invasion they moved along Kashmir area and Tibet plateau to escape to Mongolia and to Chhinlung in China. They at one time settled in Laos, Vietnam and Burma then migrated to Mizoram (The New Jerusalem by T Bhattacharya).

A century ago, when British missionaries entered the region they were astonished to find that the local tribesmen worship one god and were familiar with many of the stories of the Bible. Before long, the missionaries managed to convert most of their population.

Yet, many of them, Christians and other tribesmen alike, continued to preserve the belief that they are descendent from ancient Israelites. A little over 25 years ago a group of Bnei Mesashe decided to return to Judaism. They began building synagogues and mikvoat (ritual birth) and undertake to live in accordance with Jewish law.

Shortly thereafter, an Indian Jew living in Israel passed along a letter from Bnei Menashe to Rabbi Eliyahu of Jerusalem, who seeks and assists “Lost Jews” as founder and director of Amishav (Literally “my people return”). Eliyahu has since been six times to India to investigate the Bhei, Menashe. He is convinced of the authenticity of their tradition (Pessah 5762, March 27,2002 p.4).

The Kuki Chin Mizo tribes have ancient songs and chants (Thiemthu) with words from the Bible. For centuries they have been singing their folk songs like “Litenten Zion” which means “Lets go to Zion”, “ Tuipi Sankan la” which means “Dried up of Red Sea” etc even though they have no idea of what Zion or Red Sea was. They have many folk songs that mention names having connection to the Bible story. Tupi san kan la during their migration by Dr Khuplam Milui Lenthang who is the founder of Nation Research Laboratory on Israel Identity and author of The Revelation of Ancient Time is given below in English translation.

During the celebration of the great festival,
The great red water dried up.
We were led by clouds by day,
Column of fire by night,
Behind my enemies pursued day and night,
Swallowed up by the great sea like a plague,
The birds moving onward!
Out of the rock, upon the holy mountain,
That cames out flowing water,
We fetches, Selah !

The folk-songs and chantings of the Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribes have mostly, the words ‘Selah’, ‘Aborizah’ and ‘Elo’ at the end. The meaning of these words however, is not know today, except from the Bible. Selah is found in the book of Psalm which means to repeat again and again and ‘aborizah’ a Hebrew word used for praising the God.

The Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribes are said to be having ‘Bulpijem’ own writing script consisting of 32 alphabets which have Jewish connection. The Scroll however, got lost during the reign of Chinese king Shih Hungtai, allegedly dated back precisely to 214 BC. (Socio, Political, Eco-History of the Kukis of Manipur by S Kipgen ).

The tribes as a matter of fact, have more than sixty customs that resemble to the Jewish customs. In this regard Rabbi Avachail said, There is simply too much similarity between their customs and ours for it to be coincidental”. We may also quote Rabbi Shlomo Riskin words, “I have now become convinced from listening to the stories that they recorded from their grant parents about the ancient customs. The fact is that it is very difficult not to accept their tradition that they come from the tribe of Menashe ( Long lost Jews, Pessah p.2)

The people of Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribes strongly believed in their Jewish origin. It awoke them to their true identity of being the lost tribe of Israel. On July 7,1994 a referendum was called by Chhinlung Israel People Convention, a non religious, non political organisation of the Kuki -Chin- Mizo tribes established in July 7, 1994 with its headquarters at Aizawl and whose history proves that they are the lost tribe of Israel of the tribe of Menashe and Ephraim.

The CIPC identity referendum declaration of the Chhinlung Israel the lost tribe of Israel was submitted to the United Nation on Oct 28 1994. It declared that, the people of Kuki Chin-Mizo/Chhinlung Chhuak ethnic group inhabitants of the Chin Hill, the Matu areas of Myamnar. The Chittagong Hill tracts and plains in Bangladesh. The Mizoram State and the adjacent areas in Manipur, Assam and Tripura are the descendents of one ancentor.

The declaration also says, “We pledge our faith and confidence in the Committee and code of the United Nations in the proclamation of our basic human right in conformity with the charter of the UN. The Kuki Chin in Myanmar, Lushai in Bangladesh and Mizo in India and the direct descendant of the biblical tribes of the Northern kingdom of Israel of the tribe of Menashe and Ephraim sons of Joseph born in Egypt through his Egyptian wife Asthans—convince that the time has come to declare our true identify that we the Chhinlung Chhuak are the lost tribes of Israel to the world”.

Today there are many Bnei Menashe who live in Mizoram and Manipur with a handful in Assam and Burma (Myanmar). Most of them have undergone conversion waiting to go to Israel—the land of their forefather. Even some devoted Christians, church leaders too have agreed to the Israel/Jewish origin.

Many person have dedicated their life to the search for Israel lost tribes. Myer Samer an Australian Anthropologist who wrote Judaism in Manipur and Mizoram is one of the first to study the issue and did an empirical study by undertaking field work covering Chin Hills, Mizoram and Manipur. During the last one decade a distinguished writer Hiller Halkin, a Jewish born in New York made an in-depth investigation into the claims of Kuki-Chin-Mizo tribe as Israel/Jewish origin. In this connection, he has written Beyond the Sabbath River—In search of the lost tribe of Israel in 2002. Halkin has spent many years searching the lost Menashe tribe in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, etc but which he found it at last in the North East India. Dr Khuplam was one whom Halkin has gathered information related to Kuki traditional customs, folk songs and ancient chants. Recently he was invited to Israel where he had meeting with Israel officials and intellectuals.

The lost tribe fever has overwhelm particularly in Manipur and Mizoram in recent time. Claim and counter claims between pro-Jewish and Christian groups have eventually taken place. The re-unification of the twelve lost tribes of Israel which is linked to the coming of Messiah however, must be fulfilled very soon and so the prophecy in Ezekieal 37:16 -17, “Now I am taking the sons of Israel from the nation to which they went, and I will gather them from around and bring them to their land and one king will rule over them, and no longer will they be two nations, and they will not separate to two kingdoms anymore.” Aborizah!

(The author is a research scholar, Manipur University and can be reached at

Source: The Sangai Express