Saturday, October 11, 2008


- Thangminlien Taithul
What is the need of the hour? That depends upon the person who is thinking of it. If I'm walking along the street and see a beggar with a tin cup, what's the need of the hour? A rupee coin. If a woman is being taken to the hospital, what's the need of the hour? A doctor. If we're on the losing side of a football match, the need of the hour will ultimately be to score the winning or at least a matching goal.

But as a community being looked down upon by other larger or smaller communities, what is the need of the hour? There could be a number of things that we always feel are those need- military, politics, good leader or combination of all these.

Some say, “Well, if we just had a good UG...?” Would a number of barrels alone be the answer? This is quite relevant in this era of gun culture. Our UG(s) should have the potential to match the skill and strength of any other existing UG s around, the need of the hour?

Others say, “If we only had a good leader- God fearing, selfless, teetotaler, etc.” A Zou leader should indeed be a perfect or super human being. This is a society where the messiah is being betrayed by his own people. We are the one who called Gougin a 'cunning fox', someone who is 'too clever for the people.' We called Thangkhanlal a womanizer or a wine briber with our eyes painfully shut to see up to what extent he did good things for us. Hangkhanpao is criticized from top to bottom with or without supporting clues unaware of the fact that we've never done half what he had done for his people. Oh yes, we need a good leader, a leader more capable than all other leaders we had- another need of the hour?

To know what you need, you ought to know what you lack. We lack so many things as a community. As mentioned, we need good leaders as well as strong military power. We are in need of not only better politicians but also a worthy politics. It is politics that will leap us up high above our friends and foes. Good diplomacy is essential in this unavoidable inter tribe relation. Policing through negotiations and discussions will solve misunderstandings and problems. Unless, if not solved with these, the next step would certainly be the manipulation of Force. For example, there were times when the so called Thangkhal group was immature. Leaders had to talk to the responsible initiators and made policies like using the common Zou Holy Bible and Zou Hymn Books in Thangkhal Baptist Churches rather than their conventional Paite/Tedim literature. If they weren't willing to abide to the policy, use of force. The difference in their literature from the mainstream literature made them gone astray. We lacked visionaries.

What is the need of the hour? Where do we start? Frankly, I don't believe it is any of these. I am convinced that until and unless we have a high percentage of literature and a good number of top officers, we will fail in our endeavor. At this hour, a community is foremost judged by the number officer (bureaucrat) it has, the number of graduates and the overall capability. I believe a good number of IAS, MCS, IPS, IFS, and IIM& IIT product business tycoons, high posts in government and private enterprises will really transform the image of our community. People will start respecting the name Zou. Socio-economic condition will automatically be elevated. Education will make us much wiser hence more organized and united.

Shall we know where we stood in the 1980s and where, others? It is pathetic compared to other communities who shared the same condition and opportunities with us all. That difference in the past makes us more different today. Below is a table showing the level of higher education among the Zo ethnic groups in 1981 census.

Sl. no / Name of tribe / No. of Graduate / Postgraduate / Degree in teaching

1. Gangte / 76 / 7 / 2 /
2. Hmar / 236 / 19 / 2
3. Paite / 361 / 18 / 7
4. Simte / 25 / 1 / 0
5. Thado / 306 / 18 / 9
6. Vaiphei / 120 / 7 / 4
7. Zou / 40 / 4 / 2

[Source: Computed from statistical data of Census of India, Series 13, Manipur, Part IX].

The highest number of graduates (361) belongs to the Paite tribe. Gangte with half our population has double the number of graduates we had. What to do? By that time, these tribes already had top civil officers like the Indian Administrative Service.

I had the opportunity to stay a couple of days at the quarter of Lianzalal Phiamphu, Asst. Manager, RBI while going for an exam at Guwahati. I still remember his words he talked while sitting at the living room before bedtime. “If Paite has 500 officers as of now, we, Zous will have just 50 or less than that. These officers have higher chances and opportunities of bringing up more officers than the less privileged. Therefore the difference will be much higher in times to come.” If those three hundred graduates grew up to 900 at this decade, ours will merely count 150, assuming the same rate of growth.

However there is no hard and fast rule that officers will beget officers, although it may universally be acceptable. Most of ours and others’ officers were from humble background. The above calculation isn’t meant to let us down rather to make us aware where we stood and stand. We still have chances, we can do!

Brethren, we have no more time for futile strife and dispute, trifling and gossiping. We need to grow fast, fast and fast. To grow slowly will be as bad as standing still or even moving backward. We need to grow the fastest to be at the same footing with the rest of them. Motivate the Sangnaupang to aim and achieve high as Abdul Kalam rightly said, “Small aim is a Crime”. Let us make an environment where students could struggle at their tables with minimal hindrance. If you have a sangnaupang lying idle besides you, tell him to open his book, scold him with brotherly love. Coz, we have miles and miles to go. One thing to be kept in mind; everyone isn’t good in studies. Each individual has his own field of excellence. It is crucial to recognize this field and give all the resources we have to it. Be a master of yourself and never turn your head away from God and community, you will not fail. This is what we need.

Manipur Government Failed to Provide Women Official to Accompany Five Female Victims of Human Traffic

Girls Suffer Trauma without any Women and Family Members at their arrival

New Delhi, October 11, 2008 (NE Support Centre & Helpline): Manipur Government in particular and Indian Government in general failed to provide women official to accompany five female victims of human traffic at their arrival at Chennai and Kolkata from Kuala Lumpur.

After a month long struggle of lobbying with the Indian Government and Malaysian Government Official, five female victims of human traffic from Manipur and Assam have finally arrived at Kolkata and reaching Imphal this afternoon.

Woe upon trauma suffering was added to the victims, when they did not find any women companion from Manipur or Indian Government at their arrival at Chennai airport and onward to Kolkata yesterday.

At their arrival, they were taken to Kolkata Manipur Bhavan under the care of the Resident Commissioner for night stay without any women companion.

Dr. Alana Golmei, a social worker from New Delhi along with two women from same community and a man, who is also one of the victims’ brothers, went to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport to receive them. “We were not allowed to meet the girls at airport and later refused to enter Manipur Bhavan campus,” says Dr. Alana.

Later NE Helpline attempted to talk to Dr. M. K. Singh, the Resident Commissioner of Manipur Bhavan, Kolkata this morning, he intentionally refused to come on line.

Madhu Chandra, Spokes Person of NE Support Centre & Helpline says, “The failure of Manipur Government to arrange lady official to accompany the victims at their arrival at Kolkata, is step motherly treatment.” “Was it because these girls belong to tribal communities?” asked Mr. Chandra.

Mr. Chandra also blamed Indian foreign Ministry for not arranging women official to accompany the victims from Chennai to Kolkata. “Arranging a male official to accompany the girls added more trauma suffering,” says Mr. Chandra.

Abel and Joe Networking Pte Ltd. (www.abelnjoe. com) company base at Singapore and through its newly opened branches in North East India, there has been reported of nearly 150 girls from the region have been already recruited with the promised of jobs in Singapore. Five of the victims who managed to escape, arrived Imphal today were also recruited by Abel and Joe Networking Pte Ltd. and kept for three months in Singapore without any work and latter they were misled by the traffickers to Malaysia.

The victims sought shelter from Indian High Commission, Kuala Lumpur after they realized of they were being human trafficked. Later took shelter under the parental care of Pastor David and his wife in Kuala Lumpur.

Earlier on September 29, a delegation led by Public Affair National Secretary of All India Christian Council - Dr. Sam Paul along with Madhu Chandra, and Ms. Lansinglu Rongmei - President of North East Support Centre & Helpline met National Commission for Women, High Commission of Malaysia and Union Minister of Tribal Affair Mr. P. R. Kyndia next day and requested to appeal to the concerned India and Malaysian authorities to repatriate the helpless girls.

NE Support Centre & Helpline appeals to Ministry of External Affair, North Easter state Governments and South Asian countries to watch over the activities of Singapore based Abel & Joe Networking Pte Ltd. and ban their branches operating in the north eastern region.

North East Support Centre & Helpline ( is combined initiative of various human rights activists, social workers, students, journalists and lawyers seeking to prevent harassment and abuses meted out to women, North East People and tribal communities of different states.

Release by

Mr. Madhu Chandra
Spokes Person

ZSP Golden Jubilee Games & Sports Meet khupsitna

LAMKA, Oct 10: Zou Sangnaupang Pawlpi Golden Jubilee Celebration Committee a Sports Deptt. saina in Games & Sports Meet hun khupsitna Tuni, October 11, 2008 sunnung nai 2:00 in Tuaitengphai ah nei hi ding. Tam hun ah Chief Guest in S. Paukholal AI of School Henglep pang ding hi. Tuabanah, Functional President in T. Lamkhothawng AI of School ZEO pang ding a, Chief Host in P. Tongthang Zou pang ding hi.


ZOLENGTHE Editor, Pu Zamlunmang zong October 12, 2008 (Pasianni) jingmawng 5Am in i pienna gam zuon in leengsuh ta ding hi. Tua ahiman in i news uh October 13-19 sung dei bang in hing ki update theilou mai thei hi. Hinanleh ahitheitan in hing ki update tou sawm hamham ding. Simtu deitah ten hingna theisiem ding a nget nahi uhi.

Manipur House passes ADC, 4 Opp MLAs walk out

IMPHAL, Oct 10: Amidst walk out by four Opposition MLAs of MPP, the Manipur Hill Areas District Council (Third Amendment) Bill, 2008 was passed by the State Assembly today.

After the discussion and just before passing of the Bill, the four MPP MLAs namely O Joy, Dr Ng Bijoy, Dr Ibohalbi and RK Anand staged a walk out on the ground that the principle Bill had not been discussed, and pointed out technical defects and procedural lapses in the Bill.

Duscussing the Bill, MLA O Joy of MPP contended that the Manipur Hill Area District Council Bill had been referred to the Hill Area Committee and the Select Committee without ever giving an opportunity for discussion of the principle Bill in the House. The discussion of the principle Bill is essential as it had been reintroduced after promulgation of an ordinance.

He also said that on the request of the Tribal Development Minister to include the clause ‘Hill Department in the gazette notification is in contradiction to the rules of procedure. Nonetheless, Joy added that he had no objection as such to the bill if it can be passed only after proper discussion of the existing technical and procedural lapses. MLA Ng Bijoy maintained that giving not an opportunity for discussion of the principle Bill had denied any possibility for rectification of the lapses.

MLAs Dr I Ibohalbi and RK Anand also observed that though empowerment of Hill Areas Committee is a Constitutional rights, the Bill should be referred to the Selection Committee again for necessary discussion on rectification of the lapses. In his response to the observations made by the Opposition MLAs, Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh said that there is no question of forcing the bill to be passed by the Ruling bench but it is an effort toward ensuring the rights of the deprived people living in the hill areas as the election of the District Council has not been held for a long time. The delimitation process of the District Councils carried out at the behest of the Government to ensure holding of election is ready, the Chief Minister said, while proposing to the House for passing the bill along with replacing the words ‘Hill Department’ mentioned in the gazette notification of the bill with ‘State Government’.

Participating in the discussion, Tribal Development Minister DD Thaisii observed that passing of the Bill by the House is necessary for holding the election of the District Council to ensure protection of the rights of the hill people. Along with passing of the Bill, the total number of councillors in the District Council would be 26 including 2 nominees as against the earlier strength of 20 councillors, the Minister added. During the course of the discussion, Revenue Minister Th Debendra noted that even though the election of the District Council would be held for sure, it may create problem in future unless there is a definite land policy of the State.

Source: The Sangai Express

Tribal students protest, leave MU enmasse

IMPHAL, Oct 10 : In continuation of its movement on the reservation issue in Manipur university, tribal students of the State today staged protest demonstration at near LMS Law College, Dewlahland.

Under the joint initiative of Manipur University Tribal Students’ union (MUTSU) and All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur (ATSUM), the varsity’s tribal students have been on an agitation spree in pursuit of their demand for 34.2 percent job and admission reservation of tribal candidates in Manipur University compared to the present quota of 7.5 percent.

Tribal students in large number reportedly left the University campus this morning and joined the protest session staged along the National Highway 39 section of Chingmeirong-Dewlahland.

banners and placards inscribed ‘let justice be done’, ‘book the culprits responsible for bashing up students’ and ‘remove incompetent VC and Registrar’were put up at the demonstration site. Even as MU authorities had made known their position of being unable to intervene on the reservation on ground that MU had been upgraded to a Central university, the tribal students as a part of their movement had also observed 36 hours general strike that ended on october 7 with some violent incidents particular in and around the varsity premises. The police had pulled up ten student activists in connection with the general strike-related incidents but were later freed without any condition. Talking to the Sangai Express on the sideline of the protest demonstration, MUTSU president Sonthang Haokip affirmed that the movement would be sustained till ‘our demands’ have been favourably conceded. “If the State fail to prevail upon the Central leaders to enhance reservation of STs in MU then a separate hill university should be set up,” he maintained while conveying that tribal students would not hesitate to sacrifice academic careers in pursuit of the demands for the overall cause of the tribal people. Sonthang further hinted that an emergency meeting has been jointly convened by influential tribal bodies including Kuki Inpi (Manipur) and United Naga Council as well as ATSUM and MUTSU to discuss further course of action. He also confided that protest rallies would be organised on October 14 at the hill districts of Senapati, Ukhrul, Tamenglong, Chandel and churachand-pur as well as in Kangpokpi and Moreh sub-divisions.

The MUTSU leader further stated that the State Government has sent feelers suggesting that a joint delegation of Government and tribal students’ representatives head to New Delhi to appraise Central leaders on the reservation issue. It is also informed that many of the MU hostellers, who trooped out from the varsity campus are being extended accommodation and other basic necessities in the capital areas by ATSUM and MUTSU volunteers while several others are staying with their relatives.


Friday, October 10, 2008


The Festival of Thangkhals

Theme:"Blessed are all who take refugee in the Lord." - Psalm 2:12

Amun : JNU Community Centre
Ani : October 14, 2008 (Tuesday)
Ahun : 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Hih hun hong uap ding a deihsak tak a chial leh theihsak na hi. Na mel muh ki lam-en hi.

Khalvontawi Committee

P r o g r a m m e (12:30 PM – 5:00 PM)

Hun Khatna : First Session

01. Hun-uk : Tg. Kamlianlal
02. Vaidawnna La : `Nun Bang Nuam E'
03. Hun-apna : Nu Mannuamching
04. Vaidawn thugen : Tg. Kammuanmung, Chairman, KVCD
05. Kipulakna :
06. Zaila awi : Tg. T. Mungnou
07. Thugenna :
08. Kisiukawkna : Mr. Ginlunthang
Endiktute (Judges) : Tg. Lunmang, Pa Khamsuankhup

Gumtu (Mover) Nialtu (Opposer)

(1) Lianlal (Leader) (1) M.Lyan (Leader)
(2) Jeff C.Lun (2) Mangneu
(3) T.Karaiba (3) Khaimin
(4) S.Lambawi (4) T. Khaipu
(5) Jacob Kappu (5) T. Martin
(6) Hahat Mate (6) Vung Mary
(7) Malcolm Hangmuan (7) Jason K. Muan

09. Anual Report :
i). Fin-cum-Treasurer, KV Donghuh Fund
ii). Secretary, KVCD

10. Lungdamthu genna : Tg.Zamin K.Thangkhal
11. Hun khakna : Nu Niangdeihchiin


Hun Nihna : Second Session

01. Laamkaihna (Saan Neem Laa) :
Makaitu : Tg. Lunmang (Khuangpu), Tg. Chinlun
02. Chiamnuihna Hun :
03. Annkuang thumna : Tg. Thangsuanlam


NB: Akul dan dungzui in hun zak dan khek theih ahi ding hi.


Programme Making Committee,


Nunbang Nuam E
(TSP Anthem)

By: - T. Kapsuanthang

Nunbang nuam e zaitha tawl zong,
Haibang i ngak tuang hong tung ta,
Khut ki lenni maw khalvontawi,
Maitai leh lungdam tak in.

1. Tuan a pupa lung mawl man,
Gia bang zu'n lou i gam liangvai;
Tu in zu'n tani ei TSP te'n,
Gim leh tawl khawksa lou in.

2. I tung Sianmang leh sia te'n,
I TSP mabang hong pan;
Seinou gual te'n gia bang zu'n tou ni,
Selung gial bang khing lou in.



- Khaikhanthang, M.Tanglian

(A) Tuan a pupa sak min law na,
Thangkhal vontawite hibuang hang e.

(B) Thangkhal vontawite hibuang hang,
Seinou gual in gia bang zun ni, Gia bang zun ni e.


- Luankhanniang, M.Khaukual

(A) Tunin gam mawng sing bang kikawi Leila,
Zing chiang sam bang khenta ding aw e, Khenta ding aw e.

(B) Zing chiang sam bang khenta ding a,
Mual chin sangpan don leng ding aw e, Don leng ding aw e.


- S. Zamchinhang, Chief of Suangkuang

(A) Eiteng khawlkhawm a tuam omlou,
Van nuai chi peuh khul a piang;
Tun sung khat a piang hi ngeingei hang e.

(B) Tun sung khat a piang hi ngeingei e,
Suapi sanggam laigui zawng khawm hi ngeingei hang e.


- Phaisat La

(A) Phatui vangkhua niing leh aai nian na,
Na ngai nai maw lia leh tang aw e.

(B) Ngai lai ing e lia leh tang aw,
Setang simna sawmsial i simna zong kaai lai e.


- H.Chinzakhai @ Sia Khai, Panglian

(A) Tung Pasian leh ziin (heh) khotuahna,
I Kut (*Khalpiton) pawi mel nun nuam e.

(B) I Kut (*Khalpiton) pak bang tawi ding in,
Thangkhal vontawite hong lam ung e.


- Khaikhanthang, M.Tanglian

(A) Tuan a pupa kaai bang gawmna
Zomi(*Thangkhal) namni, Nun bang nuam in lam bang pak ni e.

(B) Nun bang nuam a lam bang pakna lasate,
Thangkhal seinoute hibuang (mel) ung e. I sau siang kom

Lia leh tang in, Lam bang pak ve ni., Lam bang pak ve ni.


- H. Chinzakhai @ Sia Khai

1.Thangkhal tual kuan lia leh tang,

A utleh khatvei vom a utleh khatvei san,
Ham dang toh thungen laasa Pasian in sangtuam diam hiam?
En in tung leeng vate zong
Achipih toh kipawl in,
Ahaampih toh kipawl hi,
Vakhute vakhu hih ding utkei leh,
Baibek ahi valong diai?

2. Thangkhal tualkuan lungmawl lia leh tang,
Hambang kihuai theilou paibang kitem theilou,
Ama Thangkhal ham toh demin nitum hi.


- Tuibuang Hausapi

(A) Kawilah phamta keilah tul kuan tang
Pianna I gam sokkhau bang kizun panpan ta.

(B) Sing dang vontawi mang a touta e,
Khaltui vontawi vabang pil panpan.

Hindu thank peace loving Mizo Christians on Puja

Aizawl, Oct 10: Hindu community in Mizoram has expressed gratitude to the majority Mizo Christians for being able to observe Durga Puja peacefully like in previous years while condemning persecution of Christian community in Orissa and other states.

The Durga Puja was, as usual, celebrated in the state without any untoward incident and the Gorkhas continued the celebrations on Friday.

P Chakraborty, President of the Aizawl-based Hindustan Club said that the Hindu community received warm wishes and goodwill from the Mizos during the Puja which shows that people of all faiths in the state are maintaining harmonious co-existence.

Chakraborty, who is also the state Law Secretary, said, ''on the occasion of the puja, we the Hindu community here are greeting the peace-loving Mizos for their hospitality.''

While expressing gratitude towards the people of Mizoram, he said that the Hindus in the state strongly condemned the attacks on Christians in Orissa and other states.

Bureau Report

Mizo churches urge PM to take strong action

Aizawl October 10 : The Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee, a union of all church denominations in Mizoram, has submitted a petition to the President of India, Prime Minister, the Governor of Orissa and the Chief Minister of Orissa urging them to take strong actions to restore peace and to safeguard Christians in Orissa. The petition condemned the “harassing and killing” of Christians in Orissa triggered by the murder of one VHP leader and four of his peers in Kandhmal district.

“We condemn the torturing and killing of innocent Christian families, the burning down of houses and destruction of churches and we strongly feel that harassment of minorities especially in Orissa is a shameful act for the whole of India. Much as we condemn these acts, we ask all religious groups to stand together as one during this time of trouble and show our fraternity to the world,” the petition of Mizoram church body stated. The MKHC petition also urged the Union government to act so as to restore peace as quickly as possible. Copies of the petition were also sent to the Mizoram Governor and Mizoram chief minister.

Source: Newmai News Network

Golden Jubilee vaiguon

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Golden Jubilee Updates

ZSP Golden Jubilee kisakkholhna pailel

Lamka, Oct 9: Zou Sangnaupang pawlpi (ZSP) in Oct 16 chiang in a kiphuhkhiak nung uh kum 50 chinna Tuaitengphai khua ah lawmding ua, huai ah Minister 7, MLA 11 leh DC/ CCpur in uap ding a, Power Minister Phungzathang Tonsing in Golden Jubilee suang honkhiakna nei ding hi. Oct 15 (Nilaini) nitak in MISS ZSP telna om ding a, Oct 16 in Sial 4 leh gan tuamtuam gou in mipi paikhawmte’n Jubilee lopna in ann nekhawm ding uhi. Tulai in Golden Jubilee celebration nuai a committee tuamtuam te’n pan nasatak in la lel ua, Jubilee suang thupitak leng gelh lel uhi. Kuapeuh in hiai hun uap chiat ding in leng Jubilee celebration Committee Chairman G S Haupu in newspaper tungtawn in chialna bawl hi.

ZSP Golden Jubilee Sports

Zou Sangnaupang Pawlpi in Golden Jubilee Sports Tuaitengphai khua ah neilel ua, tuni zing dak 6 apan kimawlna kipan in, nitaklam dak 5 in bangtan hiam zou ua, Oct 11 chiang in final match neih hiding hi. Hiai kimawlna ah ZSP block tuamtuam apan Volley ball (boys) ah team 6, girls ah team 5 leh Football ah team 20 pang uhi. Tuni Football kimawlna ah, ZSP Lamka Block (S) in Lamka Block (K) goal 2 in lel a, Haopi block (D) in Lamka Block (Z) te 5-2 in zou hi. Zingchiang Oct 10 zingkal in Lamka block H leh Lamka Block F kimawl ding ua, tua zawh in Lamka block K leh Haopi Block D te kimawl ding ua, Kana Block leh Tuining block te leng kisu ding ua, Sugnu block leh Singngat block te leng kibei ding ding uhi. Nitaklam dak 2 in Semi final kipan ding hi.

Manipur Express October 10, 2008

Tribal students to stay away from MU | MU Exodus

Newmai News Network

Imphal, Oct 9: No tribal students will return to Manipur University (MU) for whatsoever reason until “an unconditional and an amicable solution” is brought about regarding the prevailing situation, according to leaders of the Manipur University Tribal Students Union (MUTSU).

The MUTSU leaders have also urged all the tribal students to participate in the sit-in-protest to be held near Manipur Baptist Convention (MBC) compound in Imphal on October 10 from morning onwards. They further informed that tribal students will also hold massive protest rally in New Delhi on Friday showing solidarity to the tribal people’s cause in Manipur.

Talking to NNN on Thursday, student leaders led by Manipur university Tribal Students Union spokesman Michael Lun-minthang, former MUTSU president and advisor to MUTSU Gaisingam Gon-mei and other tribal student leaders informed that an emergency meeting of the various tribal students’ bodies consisting of MUTSU, All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur (ATSUM), Tangkhul Ka-tamnao Saklong (TKS), All Zeliangrong Students Union (AZSU), Chura-chandpur District Students Union (CDSU), Komrein Students’ Union (KSU) and other tribal student bodies unanimously resolved today to pull out all tribal students from the University campus and that no tribal students will return until an amicable solution is brought about.

The meeting held at the Tribal Research Institute, Adimjati in Imphal also resolved that no further interviews, be it contract or part-time should be conducted until a solution is brought about and that the University Act, 2005 adopted by the Cabinet should be amended by the Central University .

The meeting also resolved that the University Grant Commission (UGC) should not function without the tribal students as Manipur University (MU) is meant for the people of Manipur and not just for a section of the people of Manipur, informed the MUTSU leaders.

Referring to the pull out of the students from Manipur University the MUTSU leaders informed that the decision was not taken by the student leaders but the students themselves as they could not feel at home at the University anymore even after they were being asked to go back to the University.

Instead the students are scared as they were attacked by elements from certain quarters on Monday during the agitation following alleged encourage- ments from the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) to attack them.

In such a situation how can the tribal students feel at home at the Manipur University ? questioned MUTSU leaders.

The student leaders also alleged that female students were hit with gun butts while so-me male students were beat- en up severely by the security forces personnel deplo- yed during the agitation on Monday. One of the leaders was severely beaten by “certain elements” that he had to be admitted to a hospital, added the spokes- person of MUTSU.

Detailing the background to NNN, MUTSU leaders informed that the students’ body had opposed the interview for the post of three part time lecturers on September 19 and had closed the Administration Block of the University. In this connection delegates of the tribal students were taken to Delhi on September 22. However, the Prime Minister was out and talks could not be held, they added.

They further informed that an interview was called by the Manipur University authority on October 6 and 7 on a one day notice and held that it was against the norms of the UGC. What is the motive behind the interview that was called on a short one day notice? MUTSU leaders countered.

However, the bandh was foiled and our student leaders were beaten up and arrested by the security forces, the MUTSU leaders informed. The spokesperson of MUTSU then infor- med that “certain elements” came to the Kakwa police station lock-up located in Imphal West, where the tribal student leaders were being confined and threatened the student leaders. Condemning the Officer in Charge of Kakwa police station, MUTSU leader Lun- minthang Michael questioned why and how the police could allow the these elements to enter the police lock-up and question the student leaders. While stating that the matter had been laid before L. Kailun, Superintendent of police, Imphal West, the student bodies will take action should the Imphal West police officer fail in taking action against the culprits.

The student leaders were however released on Wednesday night following a reported agreement between the leaders and the State Government. Clarifying this stance, Lunmin- thang Michael informed that the student leaders had refused earlier to be freed on bail. We want to stay in a police custody or in a jail for the cause of the tribals but we were told by the Ministers who came to the police lock-up where they had been confined, that our stay there was threatening the integrity of the State. So, we sacrificed for the integrity of the State, said Michael.

Regarding the reservation pattern, the tribal students pointed out that the tribals of Manipur with a population of 34.2 percent as per the 2001 census were given just 7.5 percent reservation while the Schedule Caste with just 2 percent of the State population were given a reservation of 15 percent. “Manipur is a hill State and hence the reservation pattern cannot be followed as per the mainland rules. If one is to go by the population of the tribals in the State, the tribals deserve at least 34 percent reservation”, Lunminthang Michael, Gaisingam Gon-mei and other MUTSU leaders observed.

Even when the State university reserved 31 percent for the Schedule Tribes and 2 percent for the SC, hardly 10 percent were really preserved for the ST, the MUTSU leaders claimed. Supporting his statement, the MUTSU leaders disclosed that there were just 3 ST lecturers out of the 167 lecturers in the university and 30 STs out of the 322 non-teaching staffs. What type of reservation is this, they questioned, while adding that most of these lecturers had been promoted from the guest and part time lecturers where there was no reservation, The tribal student leaders pointed out that the STs were much more qualified than the generals when it comes to qualification through National Eligibility Test (NET) and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) with a pass ratio of about 3:1 in favour of the tribals.

If the people of Manipur talked about ‘Chingtam amatani’ (The hill and the valley are one), it is rightful that the people of the State share things equally, MUTSU leaders said and urged the State to pursue the Centre for State reservation.

The tribal student leaders also alleged that the Vice Chancellor (VC) of MU wo-uld consult some section of student bodies for interview related matters and said, “ As if these student bodies were a part of the MU authority. Accusing the VC and the Registrar as the main culprits the tribal student leaders questioned why fingers were pointed against them when “the tribal students were against the dis- crimination of the Manipur University”.

“We love Manipur as our land but in this situation it is hard for the tribals” rued Michael. He appealed to the concerned authorities to bring about an amicable solution to the problem.

Source: The Sangai Express

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Bush keeps his word on nuke deal, assures fuel supply and reprocessing rights

WASHINGTON: In the end, he kept his word. US President George Bush substantially stood by the pledges and assurances made in course of the civilian President Bush signs the India-US nuclear deal law at the White House.

More Pictures nuclear deal he conceived and promoted with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh three years ago, even at the risk of angering the US lawmakers and non-proliferation hard-liners.

In remarks at a brief but elegant White House ceremony on Wednesday while signing the nuclear deal bill into domestic law, and in a separate statement issued thereafter, Bush reiterated the primacy of the bilateral agreement between the two countries, saying the bill was an important enabling legislation that allowed him "to bring the 123 Agreement into force and to accept on behalf of the United States the obligations contained in the Agreement."

The 123 Agreement provides a wider latitude to India’s nuclear program and cooperation with
Washington than constrictive US laws, including the new legislation. Bush identified for clarification two particular issues that had exercised critics of the deal both in New Delhi and Washington -- the former fearful that India was being short-changed and the latter worried US was giving away the store.

He said "the Agreement grants India advance consent to reprocessing which will be brought into effect upon conclusion of arrangements and procedures for a dedicated reprocessing facility under IAEA safeguards."

"In addition, the legislation does not change the fuel assurance commitments that the US Government has made to the Government of India, as recorded in the 123 Agreement," he maintained.

In plain words, it meant he overruled the non-proliferation hardliners in acceding to India's rights for reprocessing spent nuclear fuel -- which critics fear will enable New Delhi to build more weapons. And he stood by the fuel assurance commitments which critics had tried to kill.

Both assurances appeared to run contrary to pledges made by the administration to U.S lawmakers who codified the constrictive measures, but Bush maintained in his statement that "the legislation does not change the terms of the 123 Agreement as I submitted it to the Congress" and that the "Agreement is consistent with the Atomic Energy Act and other elements of US law."

Administration officials said the punitive caveats in the legislation only applied in the event of an Indian nuclear test and even for that the 123 Agreement outlined discussion of mitigating circumstances.

It was a sparkling day for US-India ties at the White House East Room, as Bush cranked up the warm fuzzy feeling while signing the bill, including wishing India on for the upcoming Diwali festivities. He strode into the room at 2.25 pm accompanied by vice-president Dick Cheney, and with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, senior lawmakers, and Indian envoy Ronen Sen lined up behind him, delivered a nine-minute address that must have brought relief at the midnight hour in New Delhi and raised the pitch of US-India ties.

There were two other striking observations that Bush made in remarks outside the formal statement issued later. He said by undertaking new cooperation on civil nuclear energy, "India will be able to count on a reliable fuel supply for its civilian reactors," a more oblique reiteration of universal fuel supply assurances contained in the 123 Agreement. In addition, he said "India and the United States will cooperate more closely to keep the world's most dangerous weapons out of the hands of extremists and terrorists," an implicit reference to the concerns of the two countries on Pakistan and Iran respectively.

"This agreement sends a signal to the world: Nations that follow the path of democracy and responsible behavior will find a friend in the United States of America," Bush said pointedly. "The American people are proud of our strong relationship with India. And I am confident that the friendship between our two nations will grow even closer in the years ahead."

Bush’s remarks were punctuated by applause from more than 100 Indian-American movers and shakers, and officials from both sides, who the president praised warmly and for whom it was a day of pride and joy. Some of them mobbed Bush as he left the East Room (with a sphinx-like Cheney in tow), while others took photographs of themselves on the podium after he left to mark the historic occasion.

Ashok Mago, a Texas realtor who lobbied for the deal from the beginning was beside himself with delight. "You may or may not agree with President Bush’s domestic and or foreign policies but one thing we all can agree on that no other US president has done for India what this president has done," he said. "Some presidents looked good others might have made you feel good but this president has done good."

The final administrative aspect of the deal will be taken care of on Friday when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee sign the bilateral instruments of the 123 Agreement which will enable operationalisation of the deal.



Chronology of Indo-US Nuclear deal

The Zou Mobile Community System

- Mr. Khai Minthang, Oxford, Mississippi

Assessment on the Importance of Online Resources on the Life of the Zou People

It is absolutely an astonishing and wonderful opportunity to have been invited to write an article. More importantly, my heart is exceedingly joyful to say "Congratulations on your first birth anniversary, Zolengthe! I seldom write short articles, but I will try to shorten my article and deal with Zolengthe and our current stage on communication online.

Our History of Communication: Communication in our land is as old as our civilization. However, the scope and type is different from time to time. The most primitive stage of connecting the Zou people was the village herald or village crier, and the chief’s messenger(s). We called “Taangsam” and “Patong” respectively. Prehistoric Zomis assumed that a village could only be set-up if they have a “Hausa” (Chief), “Siempu” (Priest), “Sia-kheng” (Blacksmith) and “Taangsam” (Herald/Crier). Therefore, communication played a very vital role in the life and practices of our prehistoric ancestors. Messages were passed on to the receiver on foot and on horse back.

In course of time, the light of the Gospel brought a wind of change and presented us an amazingly wonderful blessing - our script. Thanks to the late Rev. JC Cope and his aids who have transmitted this noble blessing of God. Since then, we have begun to use literature and village crier side by side to transmit the chief’s orders and proclamations. Now, we are beginning to use Electronic mails, Discussion Forums, Blogspots, Websites, Text Messaging, etc. to connect us around the world.

The Role of Zolengthe: Zolengthe has been doing exceptionally well in promoting and demonstrating its admirable slogan 'Connecting the Zo people.' It keeps connecting our people who are living in different parts of the world because such system truly serves the need and set a global table where we all share and get the same privilege on our finger tips. More acute need is being felt for people like me who does not have the privilege to get our print media such as daily newspapers, journals, magazines, books, etc. I could not imagine how life would have been without internet in general and Zonglengthe in particular. As a matter of fact, I added the Zolengthe Gadget on the right side of my website homepage @ and titled "Zogam Niteng Simthu." It's a cool stuff!

Most American Universities use Mobile Campus system as a channel to send out messages. This system gives useful and timely information for commuters, and for university members who are away from their computers because as long as users have a cell phone and are subscribed to the service, they will get the message. This is also true to Zolengthe which connects our people, every subscribers of course, and gives timely information. More importantly, a lot of mobile phone users do not have a computer or even if they do, they do not have access to internet to get information as fast as the Zolengthe does. A significant percentage of our people are within this mobile community parameter. Thanks to Zolengthe!

The Zou Discussion Forums: We have three important discussion forums - The Zou Workshop Forum, the Zo History and Literature Committee (ZHLC) and the Delhi ZSP Forum. While the Delhi ZSP Forum was founded for the particular students/members, the Zou Workshop Forum was founded in the United Kingdom by Dr. David Vumlallian Ph.D on July 01, 2004 with an intention to binding all Zou Workshop members to share and give valuable opinion with any issue(s) that may come up from time to time. It is now co-moderated by Mr. Khai Minthang. It has a strength of 156 membership as of now, and we are still anticipating to getting more Zou intellectuals because we have been connected to online resources more then ever. The ZHLC was founded in South Korea on August 17, 2004 and has a strength of 166 membership so far. The Zou Workshop Forum deals with the Indian side of our people and the ZHLC deals with the Burmese side of our people. In fact, they both are internationally accessed and moderated. You are always anticipated and invited to join these two open forums at and

The Zou Bloggers As I See and Know: I am not quite sure about the hard copy aspect (print media) of the Zolengthe. However, I do know that our Zolengthe has been administered and managed by Pu T. Zamlunmang Zou. I admire and appreciate his service and commitment in binding us together through the Zolengthe. There are two aspects of Zolengthe in terms of the channel being used to transmit message(s) to the receiver - blogging and text messaging! Both of them are wonderfully maintained and timely updated.

We are using two types of blogs so far to connect our people around the world. A corporate or organization and personal blogs. Some of our prominent corporate blogs are ZOLENGTHE, ZOCULSIN, PU-ZO, etc. There are some personal blogs as well, and we are expecting more Zou bloggers to come up and document our original works online. Some of the prominent Zou bloggers so far includes Dongza Thawng, HangP, Hausianmuan Munluo, K. Suantah, Khai Minthang, Nangpi Zo, P. Alex, Philip Thanglienmang, S. Thangbawi Zou, Shang Samte, T. Zamlunmang Zou, Thangminlien Zou, TK Lama, and others. T. Zamlunmang Zou is the most promising and multi-blog administrator we have so far! By the way, I am managing two - my personal blog and the Zou Folklores and co-moderarting the Zou Workshop Forum.

One of the very fascinating fact in online blogging is that our views and original works could be viewed by information seekers around the world. If they find useful, we are giving a helping hand to them! I was so encouraged and energized by the fact that my blog @ has been viewed by people around the globe - 27% by USA, 17% by Israel, 13% by India, 5% by the Philippians, 4% by Germany, 3% each by Malaysia, China and Brazil, 1% each by United Kingdom, Hong Kong SAR China, Panama, Morocco, Mongolia, Kenya, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, Vietnam, Yemen, Sri Lanka, Spain, Egypt, France, Cyprus, Australia, Norway, South Korea, South Africa, Turkey, Finland, Pakistan, Slovenia, Poland, Mexico, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and United Arab Emirates. So, a total of 36 countries viewed my blog so far! (As on October 10, 2008 9:05 pm).

The Need for Online Library: This is my hope and vision as we embark the new millennium. We will eventually have an online library. As I am currently doing my Master of Arts in Christian Leadership at the Louisiana Baptist University, I could feel the pain of not being able to get information on the Zou Literature Society (ZLS) Online library on my finger-tips because we don’t have one yet! I am sure this pain would be shared by many Zou students who could not have the privilege of accessing our literature in the hard copy format. So, what to do?

It is time for the ZLS to think about having an online library. The current average cost of purchasing an unlimited domain is US $99.99 per annum which means the domain can be managed and protected. One of the advantages in setting up an online library now is that most of the layouts of our books, periodicals and newspapers are done in computer (soft format) that can be saved and transferred to the online library administrator(s) to save time to copy the whole thing. The others that are in hard copy format now have to be manually entered with a lot of energy, time and right effort. However, this can be done, and it should be done.

Conclusion: The internet has become so vital and effective to our lives and culture especially to the lives of students and researchers who does not have access to printed media because of geographical, political or economic isolation. Zolengthe (Mobile community) serves more people simultaneously then other online resources. Zolengthe connects us quickly and very precisely but, our online resources - blogs, Discussion Forums and (to be) online library, serves us in a very comprehensive way. A significant percentage of our community have been under the Zolengthe mobile community because it is easily accessible and connects us timely and effectively.

ZSP Delhi XVIth Freshers' Social Meet 2008

Tribal students to rally at Delhi

Newmai News Network/TSE

New Delhi, Oct 8: All tribal students from Mani-pur and currently based in the capital are all set to hold “massive” rally in New Delhi on October 10 to show solidarity to the Manipur tribal students’ demands.

According to leaders of the tribal students based in New Delhi, the October 10 rally will start at 10 am from Jantar Mantar to Parliament Street as a mark of “extending our solidarity to the demands of All Tribal Students Union Manipur (ATSUM) and Manipur University Tribal Students Union (MUTSU) for justice and equality and in condemnation of the brutality of the Government of Manipur in dealing with the democratic aspirations of the tribals.”

The New Delhi based tribal students’ leaders also said that the October 10 rally is also to demand for a separate “Hill University” for the tribals in Manipur.

The tribal students based in New Delhi strongly condemned the arrest of the student leaders in Manipur on October 6.

MU issue discussed

IMPHAL, Oct 8 : Expressing strong concern over the agitation launched by tribal students of Manipur University demanding more reservations in the varsity, Chief Minister O Ibobi today discussed the issue with the VC and Registrar of MU.

The two MU officials, VC Prof C Amuba and Registrar Prof N Lokendra minutely discussed the issue with the Chief Minister as well as the unwanted incidents that occurred during the bandh called by the tribal students.

A team led by Chief Minister O Ibobi is also scheduled to leave for Delhi on October 12 to discuss the issue with Central leaders, said a source.

Meanwhile leaders of ATSUM and MUTSU who were picked up by the police in connection with the ugly incidents that unfolded at MU during the bandh were released by the police today.

Students’ bodies condemn

IMPHAL, Oct 8: All Colleges Tribal Students’ Organisation (ACTSOM) strongly condemned the Manipur University authority for the sudden deduction of reservation posts of STs in the varsity.

The students’ body also decried the police action and arrests of students on October 6. ACTSOM urged the Government to fulfill the demands of agitating students and release of arrested students at the earliest.

The body also demanded for Hill/Tribal University to avoid such issues. ACTSOM also warned that it would join the agitation if the demands are not fulfilled.

Poumai Students’ Union, Imphal also condemned the arrest and detention of MUTSU and ATSUM executives. Democratic made by the students are legitimate, the students’ body also warned that it will launch agitation if the arrested students are not released.

Zillai (Vaiphei Students’ Association) general headquarters also strongly condemned the high handedness of police to the agitating volunteers of MUTSU/ATSUM.

The association also said that it would be always with MUTSU/ATSUM in their fights for the rights of the tribal students.

Arrested tribal students released

Imphal, Oct 8: The ten tribal students who were arrested on Monday follow- ing the reservation protest at the Manipur University (MU) have been released “unconditionally” following an understanding bet- ween the two student bodies of All Tribal Student Union Manipur (ATSUM), Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union (MUTSU) and the State Government late Wednesday evening.

According to Sothang Haokip, President of MUTSU a meeting between the two student bodies and the representatives of the government was held at the Imphal West Superintend-ent conference hall.

The Government was represented by minister TN. Haokip, minister N. Biren, minister DD, Thaisii and L. Kailun, Superintendent of the Imphal West district.

However, further decisions regarding the issues will be discussed in a joint meeting of the two tribal student bodies to held on Thursday. NNN

Drug dealer paraded

Lamka, Oct 8: A drug addict turned dealer was paraded by ZRA cadres today before the media with 500 RP tablets which he said is obtained from outside the district. Issuing a stern warning not to repeat his exploit, the outfit has warned Suanlianmang, 30 of Zenhang Lamka with severe punishment if he continues to trade with the banned drugs as it was the second time he landed on their custody for the same charges.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008






ZSP Shillong Branch Silver Jubilee Celeration report



Hun leh kum kihei jel in theilou kaal in migam milei a um hinanlei, Sianhuoina toh dam in kum 25 bang ina tung pha man ta ua, October ni 4, kum 2008 jing mawng ninou kilawm tah in Shillong khopi a um Zou Sangnaupang Pawlpi te a ding in Jubilee ni loupi hing tung hi. Zintha Vaidotna leh Silver Jubilee lopna Anton Hall, Laitumkhrah, Shillong ah loupi tah in kimang a mipi 500 val kipei khawm hi. Zinglam nai 10 apat program kipan a, hunpat na ding in ZSP Lapi “Thou un, thou un,” chi khu senior student te mapuina toh mipiin ding kawm in ki awi va dum hi. Tuachiin hun teng Pasian khut ah ap-khietna Rev. Kamminthang in nei a tuamai hilou in, kum 25 ana peita sunga ZSP S/B mi eina muolliemsante geelthana leh zatatna zong kipie hi. Tuachiin, Tv. Khupmuanlal leh Tv. Peter Lianlunthang puitu hina nuoi ah hun peipi ahi ta hi.

Ajatat huoi Pu Ginsuanhau, Special Contractor tami niloupi ah Chief Guest hi a, Pu Jampau Lhungdim, Manager, Mizoram Gas Bottling Plant Guest of Honour hi a, tualeh Pu T. Khamchinmang President ZSP/GHQ Functional President dinga chiel himaleh, lemtan louna tuom tuom jieh in hing kalsuon thei non lou in, Pu Manglianthang, Social Worker in tam Funcional President hina mun luo hi.

Samuel K. Tungnung, President ZSP/SB apat in vaidawnna thu hum tah mai ngai khiet hi a, tuazou in Jubilee Nu leh Jubilee Pa phuonna um hi. Pastornu Niangkhannuom w/o Rev. Lianchinkhup, Silver Jubilee Nu hina khuh sah in um a, tualeh, Pa Kapkhanthang @ Kapmeng khu Silver Jubilee Pa hina pieh in um hi. Shillong khopi a ZSP na kiphu khiet apat amaute ana kipieh zawna leh kiphalna te uh manghil guollou ahi dan atha in geeldohna kinei kia hi.

Functional President dia kihan, hing peitheilou, Pu Khamchinmang in ZSP Shillong te di’a message ang thotte Rev. Kamminthang in kim tah in puon khietna nei a, aman atahsa in hing peithei sih nanleh, Jubilee lopna ding in dangka Rs. 1000/- tah hing thon a, tuachiin lungdamna khut kibeng va dum hi. Tuajou in Pu Manglianthang, Functional President a guot khun, thu genna nei a, mipite phonghal mama a, thumai hing genlou in aman zong ZSP Silver Jubilee lopna leh panpina ding in dangka Rs. 5000/ hing pie a, tuamai hilou in, lasate leh cultural dance bawlte zong Rs. 500 chiet pie hi. KALAISAI!!

Sangnaupang melthate pulahna um a, tukum meltha 27 vel pha a, tamini a hingtel theilou phabep khat zong um nalai hi. Amaute maban a laisimna a vangphatna leh siemna anei theina ding un Pasian kung a thunget sahna P/ Pastor Mangsuanthang in nei hi. Guest of Honor pu Jampau Lhungdim in thu ngainop huoitah mai genna hing nei a, sangnaupangte hing taw-hang mama a, maban ah zong akiphattuompi zing ding chi kinepna lienpi kinei hi. Pu Guest of Honor in ZSP S/B Silver Jubilee lopna leh panpina in dangka Rs. 10,000/ tah hing guon a, lungdam ahuoi taseng a, mipin, tawplou phiel in lungdamna kamteng kisam a, KALAISAI!! kichi va dum hi.

ZSP S/B ana phut khetute leh mimasate khu zatatna leh theizingna ding in Jubilee Memento khat chiet pieh in um uhi. Chiemte thei tham in, ZSP Shillong record na ah, mi 18 val ten tuniin Govt. nasepna hoipipi mu ta ua, amaute zieh in Pasian ipatoi ua, zong ikiletsahpi mama uhi. Abawn pi un tamini hing siim thei sih nan ulehzong, mi bangzat ahei khat ahing pei thei man un zong ilung dam uhi. Silver Jubilee Souvenir – ZOHEISA haakhietna editorial boardte apat in um a, gintat khel in Souvenir pen etlawm in hoi mama hi. Tam Souvenir ahile Unaupa Thangzaboi Manlun, USA a um leh Unaupa S.L Minlian in hing chawm sah ua, tuanah, unaupa Thangzaboi in dangka Rs. 8000/ in hing panpi a, unaupa S.L Minlian in Rs. 10,000 in hing phungvuo hi. Lungdamna thu itun sawn uhi. Tua thamlou in, unaunu Chiinngaihvung in zong Jubilee lopnang in dangka Rs. 7000 tah bawng pum leina ding in tuoh khie hi. Kipah mama u’i.

Mihing iitna jieh a sisan iitlou a phaltah a pe ngam ZSP in kumchin in mibangzat e khat kinei zing zieh in lungdam thu amaute tung ah itut uhi. Tam ZSP Salphate ahile: 1. Edmund Kamminlun, 2. Samuel Songate, 3. Letminlun Chongloi leh 4. Hangminlun te ahi uhi. “We are proud of you”. Siemsinna ah kimasawn jel in tukum Meritorious Award muthei tam aney a te ahi uhi:

01. Aaron. T. Muanthang MSW 1st Class MLCU
02. Vunghauniang MSW 1st Class MLCU
03. Ngaihoikim MSW 1st Class MLCU
04. L. Thangsing MSW 1st Class MLCU
05. P. Hangmuanlal B. Sc 1st Class NEHU
06. Khaineilun XII 1st Div MBOSE
07. Chinbizo Zou XII 1st Div MBOSE
08. Melody Manlun XII 1st Div CBSE
09. Ginlianthang XII 1st Div MBOSE
10. Samuel Taithul XII 1st Div MBOSE
11. Luanmuanching X 1st Div MBOSE
12. Chingzalam X 1st Div MBOSE
13. Monika Niangzahoi X 1st Div MBOSE
14. Hatngaikim X 1st Div MBOSE
15. Stephen Tunlianlal X 1st Div MBOSE.

Chief Guest Pu Ginsuanhau, Special Contractor apat in thugen ngainop umtah ngaikhiet hi a, aman Shillong Zou sangnaupangte laisim lam a hanthonna lienpi apieh banah, I Zou kipawlkhawmna ZSP um ahina ah adangdagte – ZYO, UZO chite zong a um ding angdeisah thu puong hi. Pu Ginsuanhau in deisahna leh iitna lienpi toh Jubilee lopna in ZSPte dangka Rs. 20,000/ tah hing guon a, tuathamlou in, tami nia lasa leh laam teng Rs. 500/ chiet pie hi. Pu Ginsuanhau Damsawt hen Kalaisai!!!

Tami ni in zaidei awisiem Pu T.T. Lal leh Ng. Lydia ten hing uop ua, mipite ngainop ding leh suhaltu ding laa hoitahtah hing oih pi uhi. Lamsiem tamtah ZO Lai Leng, Zou Vikings, Little Britney leh HIP HOP ten a talent uh hing ensah ua, skits show leh Zou cultural display, Zou lia leh tang duong jen tah maite Nampuon a kijem, khut kitu kawm in mipi mai a kal suon jet jet ua et nuom um mama uhi.

Atawpna ah, tam Silver Jubilee lopna a tha leh zung, sum leh pai leh hun mantam tahte hing na seng sah teng teng tung ah ZSP Shillong Branch in kipah thu tawplou itun uhi. Bangteng tung ah, kum 1983 apat 2008 tan hing na puitung tu Pasian kung ah loupina leh kipahna lienpen itun uhi. Amen. ZSP DAMSAWT HEN……

S. Joel Lianmang
Gen. Secretary

ZSP Golden Jubilee Miss Contestants & Sports kipan

ZSP Golden Jubilee Miss contest Oct. 15, 2008 in Tuaitengphai khua ah umding a, tua ding toh kisai in October 7, 2008 ni'n GJCC Chairman, Pu Ginsuanhau inn ah Miss contest a tel ding selection (preliminary test) kipan hi. Mi 25 te lah ah mi 10 select in um uhi.

Golden Jubilee Sport kipan

Zou Sangnaupang Pawlpi (ZSP) Golden Jubilee sports Dept saina in Oct. 7, 2008 nitalam nai 2 in Tuaitengphai playground ah Golden Jubilee Sports kipan tahi. Tua hun ah Pu T Goukhomang, DI/ Singngat, Pu S. Lamkhothang, Headmaster Saiboh Jr.H/S; Pu H. Kapneithang, AI/ CCpur leh Pu T. Zamkholam, Chief of Tuaitengphai te Chief Guest, Funtional President, Guest of Honour leh Chief Host in pang uhi.

Opening ceremony ah Gunpang Block ZSP leh Lamka Block (A) ZSP te futbol kimawl ua Goal 1 tuah tua kikhum uhi.

Futbol ah team 20 pang.
Volleyball Numei team 4
Valleyball Pasal team 8

Ka Zinna - I: EI' ZOGAM (Bawng Zawi)

By Kimbawi' Pa

Paite ka hi a; Paite a kipan in ZOGAM a pian di deih in Paite ka hihna paikhia hi tuanlou in ZOMI ka kichi nawn hi. Zomi ka hih tung in ka hihna ka sihpih dektak a; huchi'n ZOMI hihlai di leh hihlouh di ka saikak a, huchia ka saikak lai in ka hihna – pau leh ham leh pianna – in pawkhia a hihman in kei' deihtel thu hilou in ZOMI ka hihna in a hon man kik hi – ZNC a kipan ZRO ah. Hiai thu ka thugelh khenkhatte ah ka pokkhawm kha veu a, pawna viau zaw ka hi di. Hilele ka puaknat ziak hiai ah tu leh tu in gelh ka sawm kei. Kuahiam a thei ut a om zenzen uleh kam a hong houlimpih le uh ka gen di. A gelhthoh di'n ka ngam nai kei.

'The time has not yet come, where freedom of expression can flows from every tongue.
So, it's better for anyone who longed for the time, To wait for,
Where the mind is without fear.'

Hiai ka khualzinna mi tampite' totsa lampi ahi. A thupina a om tuan kei. Thuvual (sentence) khat leh nih lel a gelh zoh mai di ahi. Himahleh hiai ah, a thupi tuan lua mah bang in seh 3 (3 parts) val bang suah a gelh ka sawm mawk hi. Hiai amasapen a tung a thupi 'Ei' Zogam' ahi a, aban a gelh zom theih ahihleh 'Mi' Zogam' leh 'Mizoram' ban a lungsim a hong pawt thak bang a om leh gelh ka sawm lai hi. Bangziak a hiai, mi teng phial in ana totsa uh lampi a ka khualzinna thu kei a dia hiai bang a gelh tham ching ahia, chih a thei utte'n aban ana sim mai di'n ka hon ngen ahi. Ha!

Ei´Zogam kichi, a thu a gen in, la a sa in, kisial pih phanphan in, ZOGAM a dia pang diak bang a kingai pawl bang om in, ZOGAM itna bang un/monopolizedtu hi a kingai bang om in, ei' Zogampen, a 'pal' khin bang zen a la a sa in, bangzahta a athu a gen in zaila in awi mahle hi mahmah lou lai hi'n ka mu hi. Gam a dia pang a, tha leh zung, sum leh pai bang le a seng deuh pawl a om di mah ahi. Hilele kiphatsak pih a, mahni chi leh sate simmohna di hi kei leh, chih a deihhuai hi. Aziak tuh, upate'n : 'Suangpi le suangnou in a kap/dou kei leh a ding thei kei,' a chih ziak un. Tua ei Zogam a dia pang diak kisa a kisial bang I om uleh, huai di hilou a, amaute kam leh doukangtu a om ziak uh ahi, chih a theih di un a hoih hi. Sorry, mi haihotpi ka hihman in ka thupi a kipan in ka pialkhe kha mawk a, ngaihsiam.

TEDIM ROAD: Lamka-Singngat: Ei' Zogam in tu lellel a auap hi a ka theih Lamka khopi, Chiangkon Lui leh Lanva Lui kikal leh Guite Road in a tot khak, Singngat a kipan a Tuivai Lei kikal hi'n ka koih mai hi. September 26,2008 zing dak 6.30 vel in Lamka nusia in ka zinkhia hi. Kum 5 val vingveng ka tot khak nawn louhna lampi ahita hi. Buailai, Hai Gal i sat uh Ceasefire lai in (1997) ka tawn a, 2002 kum in ka tawn kha nawn hi. Lamka leh Singngat kikal lampi ana hoih vanglak hi. Ka skul kailai hun a tamzaw ka zatna Singngat, 1970 a kipan a hiai lampi a hoih laipen hi di'n ka gingta hi. Hilele Mualtam leh Zezaw kikal a khua teng ka haih maimah hi. Zezaw tou, chia motor a tanna di tuk a lampi hoihlou ana om nawn kei. Singngat ka lut kuan un Paldai Lui, ka neulai a skul suty teng a nganal leh ngazou nou hon ka zonna ana tam a, ka lungsim a si dedu hi. Huaiban ah Singngat khua mah le 1970 lak vel sang in ana etsuak kei zaw a, ka lunglenna di khop in a khangtou kei a, khopi keniam leh khang theilou ana hi maimah hi. A hon lungleng sak het kei vanglak hi.

GUITE ROAD+ KHAWZAWL ROAD: Singngat-Sinzawl-Tuivai: Singngat khotaw a kipan in Tedim Road a kipan a pialkhia in Guite Road ka hong lut uhi. Hiai ngei tuh ahi Zogam, chia i kisial pihpih uh. Zogam lampi a hong kipan taktakta a, Maukot zuan in ka taisuk daidai ua, nidang a skul suty chiang a gawtuai kheh a ka puaktouh guaiguaina Meilum tou leh Lit Lui, chihte muh di a om nawn kei. Kising suk nepnep in a khatveina di'n Tuivai ka kan ua, huchi'n Maukot khua Tuivelzang ah ana kisuan a, Tuivel ka tung uhi. Huai a kipan a Suangdoh leh a khohiangte uh manoh in ka kitat tou noknok mai ua, motor a zang deuhna dia thumvei (3 times) bang ka kumkhiak nung un ka tung uhi. Huai a kipan a a kumsuk nawn in Tuilak kuam a bangtan hiam ka kivei nung un Lungthul ka taipel ua, Tuima ah an ka ne uhi. Tuima a an nevah kihkiah zou Thuangtam lam manoh a pai a taipel in Mualnuam ah ka kiheilut ua, huai a khawl lou in Songtal ka tung uhi. Songtal a i muan mahmahte un a honna khawlsak zek nung un ka taisuk nawn ua, Tuizin kuam a ka kivei zek nung un a nihveina di'n Tuivai ka kan nawn uhi. Huai a kipan in Sinzawl manoh in ka kivei tou nawn ua, tung di ka kisak tung sang a tung hakzaw in ka lut thei khong uhi. Huai a sawtlou ka khawl lai un vuah a hong zu a, hilele NE Khawdungsei a an delh dia kisa in ka kipankhe nawn ua, mahleh sau tai zoulou in lampi ana nal mahmah a, ka motor uh tai zoulou a hihman in Sinzawl mah ah ka kik nawn uhi. Huai tak in khua a giahna di hunlem om, chi'n ka pianna khua leh ka nuleh pa leh sanggamte' omna, Phaitong khua zuan in mial nuai ah khe in ka paitou ua (ka naunu toh ka hi uh), ka tung ua, nu leh pa leh sanggamte toh khamlou hial a houlim in ka ihmu hithit hi. A zingkal baihtak a Sinzawl lam naih in ka kum suk nawn ua, zing dak 6.30 vel in ka tungsuk uhi. Huai ah ka motor tuanpihte un a hon na iplah man sim ua, hilele ka theisiam veve hi. Bangkim a, a ngaktu hih tuh a kiphunchaik him a hihman in. (Zogam pal di bang le a diktak a I ngaklah man ua heutute kimohsa dek man nak hi'n maw!). Sinzawl a kipan in ka kipankhe nawn ua, ama ni a ka tanna ngei mah uah ka tang nawn ua, himahleh hiai ni in tuh Bulldozer ana om a, huai in ka ma ua TATA EX a kaihkhiak man in, a lampi nal teng a tuahkhia a, huai zui in kou le ka taisuak thei uhi. Lampi kiphuthak ka pelh ua kipan a awk nawn lou in ka taisuak zarzar ua, a thumveina dia Tuivai ka kan nawn tak un ei' ZOGAM pel ka hi maimah uhi. Hiai deudoute ka genna a kipan a bang taklang ut ka hi dia le? For everybody's Guess, gelh lai di.

Ei' Zogam Bangchi Zogam Hikha? Singngat leh Lamka kikal thutuam. Ah, ka gen' dek skul leh college a ka zil khaklouh subject ahi. Hilele bangzah hiam ka hon gen di. Genkhelh a om leh mahni subject hilou gen chu kingaihsiam di'n. Lampi bawl, kichi bangchileh hoih di? Hiai Guite Road a vangkim in ka tawn a, a siat ut deuhna mun a om hi. Lamka lam a i kipat leh Suangdoh tunma a menchim a om veuna mun a om hi. Huaiban ah Suangdoh pelh zek ah mun khat a om nawn. Hiaite kum 5 val sung a puah/ven chih omlou a, kum teng a se gige, chih kuate' mohpuak ahi di? Huaiban a, ka theihkhelh a hih kei leh Guite Road 150 km vel a sau bawlna/puahna dia Rs. 150 crore Central a kipan a sanction ahi, a kichi. Ahihleh bangchidan a puahlouh a hichi om ahi di? Passenger pua mototorte bang tai theilou ua a pai a paithoh uh, hi'n ka thei hi. Hiai lampi puahna dia sum sanction ka buaipih kei, a lampi siat ahi ka puaknat. Huaiban a hiai lampi bawltu dia contractor kua mi leh kua nam ahi uh? Hiai lampi leh a totkhak khuate hilou maw, i/ka, chia i kisialpih uh? I nam un i suan mahmah uh tangvalte' totna leh gamtatna lampi hi a, huai a contractor na sem hoihloute theitum lou ihi di uam? Ei' gam i chih ngal uleh bangchidan a hiai lampi bawl dia contract na semtute a bawlhoih dia sawl/ngen/a poimoh leh vau theilou? Hiai ahi lamdang ka sak mahmah. I gam uh hoih hen, i chih uleh lampi bang le a hoih masak phot di ahi.(A diktak a a mihingte i hoih masak di uh hilai).

Huaiban ah¸a lampi tuang bawl lou in culvert khawng a kibawl masa mawk hi. Ka chihsa bang a lampi bawl toh kisai siamna neilou ka hi. Himahleh kei mimawl ngaihdan a culvert sang a lampi tuang poimoh masa zaw dia gingta ka hi. A lampi tuang ah motor nuam tak in tai thei masa leh, aban ah culvert in zui leh, chih khawng ka ngaihtuah thu ahi. Dik hia, diklou, a theite'n mipite' theih di'n taklang uhen aw. Awlmohhuai ka sa hi. I Mautam kialpi bang uh hiai lampi a hoih keileh antang i kham val di uh State/Central solkal in hon pe lele bangchi bang a i zoudawn khuate uh kiang tung thei di? Ngaihtuahhuai n'on sakpih uhia?

Genbeh zek leng, lampi siat utna diak, menchim deuh gige (landslide prone), a theihna munte, tui tamluatna munte, lampi phok ut deuhna munte bang ah JCB/Bulldozer duty sak gige maile a poi diam? Huchibang munte theih/chiamteh (identify) haksa lah hilou a. Lampi ka gen beina di'n ka gen lai di. Sinzawl khosung, Phualkot kiang ah lampi lai ah tuili bang mai in lampi a kuak in ana nawi a, hiai tuili thu ka kan/dong a, kumtawn a huchi ahi, chi'n a hon hilh uh. Bangchidan a hichi om gige ahia, chih ka dong lai a, a hon hilhtute'n 'motor a tan chiang a akaihkhiak a akhosung mite un sum muhna dia zang uh ahi' chi'n a hon hilh uh. Gen mangmat leh gen mangmat, i Guite Road lampi siatnate uh zaw NREGS tungtawn a nasep a le bawlhoih zoh theihna chiang om di'n ka gingta hi. Hiai chi mahleng a poimohpente zaw i nam makaite (nampi makai/tribe leader/elected representatives) uleh contractorte' lunglutna a kinga liuliau hi'n ka koih hi.

Lampi thu ah ka buai sawt sim a, huai kia ahi kei. I gam himhim uh et in tul lua in ka mu maimah. Mautam in mau gam teng a keu sak a 'pawn lak' ngen a bang hi. Hilele hiai zaw ngeinadan a 'tam' (natural phenomenon) ahi a, ahun bang in a hong hing nawn mai di. Huai a hong hing nawn dipdipna dia mohpawtu ei a mihingte hihna chiang uh a omaithei, himahleh ka gen thei kei, zonkhiak theih di'n bel ka gingta hi. Huaiban a poimoh nawn hi a ka theih tuh i gam uh kia hilou a mihing leh mihing kikal a kitheihsiamna ahi. Hiai kikal a ei leh ei kikhual tuah a, ki-it tuah a, i lungsim uh a hing dipdip chiang in i gam uh a hing dia, gam hing sung ah mihingte le hing in i tawldam thei di un ka lamen tinten hi.

Hiai tan ah ka hial bawl dekna a tamlou ka hon belhlap lai di. Bangziak a hiai bang teng hon gelh ka hia, nah on chih uleh ka hon genchian vet lai di. Khenkhatte bang in kuahiam khat het zek utman hi di'n na gingta maithei uh. Huai ahi kei. Ei' Zogam, Guite Kual tuansuak dimdem mi khat ka hi sam hi. Ka khualzin san lai 1970 bei kuan leh 1980 bullam vel toh the in a khanna muh di a tawm mahmah lai. Hiai Guite Road in a totkhak khuate hichi nilnel lai ahihleh lamlian in a totkhaklouh khuate bangchi lel in a niam di, chih bang a ngaihtuah theih hi. Zogam zun di, zun ni, chih khawng la a sa in thubel a nei a gen in, duhthusam bang teng sam mahle a zun dia kipan taktak om nai lou i bang uhi. A kipan lua bang kisa le zaw i hi maithei uh. Hilele pan diklou ihi kha di uh, chih bang a hon ngaihtuahsak lai hi. I khanna uh muhtheih omsun tuh mimal inte sing-at a bawl leh langva khuh a pun khawng hi lel in ka thei hi.

Zogam zun taktak di, i chih uleh hih masak di (priority) i zon uh a ngai hi. Keimah mimal ngaihdan a hih masak di tuh kikawmna lampi hoih ahi. Huaiban a hih dia hoih ka sakte tuh michih in a pilpi a i hamphatpih theih uh school, damdawi-in, tuinek hoih, chihte in a zuih ngeingei di ahi. Huaiban nawn a a zui di tuh solkal a kipan a mizawng leh gentheite' kitohsuahna dia panpihna 'welfare scheme' tuamtuamte ahi di bang a piak a omte muhsak ngeingei di ahi. Huai hileh mi tengteng kitohsuah kei mahle a kikhual thei bangzah hiamte a hong kitohsuah ngei di uhi. Hiai teng lel hih buching lele ei' Zogam in 'pal' lam manoh di'n ka lamen hi.

Hiai dik dia pom hitale a buching saktu di kuate hi di? Milip in i hih theih uh ahi kei. Mimal chih in a hih theih uh omsun tuh piak a omte piak a aomna ziak uh a hih buchin di uh ahi lel. Hiai tak ahi heutu a poimohna. Heutu chih le chi tampi a om a, huaite' lak ah gamsung bawl taktak dia poimohna nei diakte tuh politics a heutute ahi uh. 'Bad politics breeds bad generation'. Hiai tan phot.


Bandh total in Churachandpur

S Singlianmang Guite

Lamka, Oct 7: CDSU sponsored bandh called in support of MUTSU and ATSUM’s agitation today mars normal life here as vehicles stayed off-road and offices including educational institutions remain closed while business establishments refrained from trading.

In one of the most intense form of agitation witness this year in the district CDSU activist seized dozen of motor keys ranging from two wheelers to heavy vehicles but refrained from any destructive approach. Except for ordinary pedestrian and vehicles belonging to Press, Medical, Water Supply and security personnel anything that move on the road were intercepted by bandh supporters.

Effigies of Chief Minister, Okram Ibobi Singh, and Vice Chancellor of Manipur University, C Amuba, was set on fire and angry protesters pounded on them before it burnt-out at the heart of the township. The agitation though set to terminate by 6 pm today, leaders of the district students’ union said they were ready to walk the extra mile if needed for the cause of the tribals in the state.

The Zomi Students’ Federation, a conglomerate of students union from seven Zomi tribes meanwhile expresses its concern over the imbroglio regarding the seat reservation for STs in MU, and claimed that ATSUM and MUTSU’s demands were only genuine. It also slams the Govt as irresponsible and demands imme- diately fulfilment of the tri-bal students and to release the student leaders placed under the state custody.

Strike affects: The general strike called by MUTSU -ATSUM has severely affected vehicular movement along the National Highway 53, reports our Jiribam correspondent.


Tribal students begin to leave MU

IMPHAL, Oct 7: In a significant development after the 36 hours general strike called by ATSUM and MUTSU pressing for their demand to increase seat reservation for tribals in Manipur University, around 100 tribal students left the MU campus today and have put up at the Tribal Research Institute located inside DM College campus.

The tribal students left MU campus as they allegedly felt insecure there. The students shifting to DM College campus were not related with the current agitation, clarified ATSUM spokesperson Joseph R Hmar.

Speaking to reporters this afternoon, Joseph demanded that the 10 student activists arrested in connection with yesterday’s incident should be released without any condition and that the Government should give an assurance to fulfil their demand about reservation in MU by 6 pm today.

Otherwise, more intense movements will be launched, he added. The ATSUM spokesperson further demanded that the interview for recruitment of guest lecturers in Manipur University held on October 6 and 7 should be declared null and void.

As the tribal students’ agitation turned violent which resulted in vandalising MU structures and vehicles, 10 student activists were pulled up by police.

The arrested students include eight functionaries of MUTSU and two of ATSUM. It is reported that Court has permitted the arrested students to be freed on bail.

Meanwhile the Zeliang-rong Union (AMN) has decried the ugly skirmishes between MUTSU agitators and the local people that took place in the vicinity of Manipur University, Canchipur yesterday.

Maintaining that ATSUM and MUTSU called the general strike demanding reservation of seats for tribals in both teaching and non-teaching staff, the ZU (AMN) condemned the alleged act of local people resorting to confrontation with the peaceful agitators.

A press release by ZU (AMN) further appealed to the authority concerned to redress the grievances of the tribal students at the earliest so as to maintain peaceful co-existence among different communities.

The Siamsinpawlpi (Paite Students’ Organisation) has also strongly condemned the arrest and detention of MUTSU leaders who are demanding their rights and demanded their immediate release without any conditions.

In a statement, the student body also condemned the attack on the students by some people at the gate of MU and demanded that they be arrested and punished according to law.

Backing the stand of MUTSU and ATSUM, the student body said that it will give full support to the proposed National Highway blockade for the cause of tribal students unity and for the implementation of the demands raised by MUTSU and ATSUM.


Arrested tribal student leaders refuse bail, likely to land in jail

IMPHAL, Oct 7: Ten agitating tribal students including leaders of the ATSUM and MUTSU are still in police custody as they refused accept the bail offer even as the 36-hour general strike concluded this evening at 6 pm peacefully.

Out of 117 tribal students rounded up by the police for launching an agitation at the Manipur University campus, 10 were further detained by the police while the others were released yesterday evening.

The detained students include Sonthang Haokip, president MUTSU, and former president Gaisingam along with two core committee members, John Pamei and Helmang Touthang, ATSUM president John Pulamte and general secretary Thomas Thysia while others are the executive members of the two tribal students bodies.

They were produced before the duty magistrate this afternoon by the Singjamei police in connection with a case registered against them.

The court ordered bail to all of them but the student leaders refused to accept as a result of which police had to keep them under judicial remand.

They have been lodged at Imphal City police custody after they were transferred from Singjamei police yesterday afternoon. They are likely to be sent to jail, according to police sources.

On the other hand, more than 300 inter state service tourist buses and goods ferrying trucks stranded at Mao gate and around 70 vehicles including 30 buses and goods carrying trucks stranded at Jirighat are reportedly on their way after the end of general strike this evening, according to the police sources.

The 36-hour state-wide general strike which was called jointly by the Manipur University Tribal Students’ Union, MUTSU, and All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur, ATSUM, on reservation issue for the tribal concluded peacefully today.

Though the general strike had no impact at all in most parts of the state, including in the hill districts, academic atmosphere at the Manipur University had been totally paralysed since yesterday.

In the meantime, the tribal students at the MU hostel carried out mass exodus protest by leaving the hostel this morning to mark another protest over the detention of their leaders by the police.

Over 120 tribal students of the MU today left their respective hostel rooms and are camping inside the campus of Tribal Research Institute at Adimjati Chningmeirong at present.

Joseph R Hmar, spokesman of the ATSUM in a press conference held this afternoon at Adimjati complex in Imphal said that the tribal students in the state will intensify their agitation if their demands including revocation of recent interview of guest lecturers of history department in MU and restoration of state reservation policy in the university are not met.

He also demanded unconditional release of their leaders.

Meanwhile, Zaliangrong Union, Manipur, Assam and Nagaland and Siamsunpawlpi Imphal Block (Paite Students’ Welfare Organisation) today expressed solidarity with the agitations launched by the MUTSU and ATSUM.

In separate press statements the students bodies expressed their condemnation of the incidents of brutal assault on students by the police yesterday inside the MU campus and urged the concerned authorities to book the police personnel involved in yesterday’s brutality against the tribal students.

On the other hand, the volunteers of Churachandpur District Students’ Union while showing their solidarity to the cause of the tribal students imposed general strike in the district today.

The volunteers of the students body also burnt the effigies of chief minister O Ibobi Singh and vice-chancellor of Manipur University Prof Ch Amuba at Churachandpur public ground this noon.

Source: Writers' Award 2008 Sangtudi Telkhiakna

"Na deih teel inla Mautaam thuakte panpih in"

Laigelh i chih gam leh nam bawlna diing in a khuampi poimoh peen khat ahi. Malai apan in tuni tan dong laigelh siam tamtak i na neita ua, himahleh amaute'n i khotang leh gam-le-nam adia a sepkhiak thupi takte uh ahidiing bang a phawkkhak leh theihpih in na omlou a, amau phutawk in pahtawina leng ana dongkha ngei saamlou uhi. in lailam khansakna diing awlmoh a nei in Writers' Award 2008 saisawm in panla lel hi. Award hawmna hunpi ahihleh December kaaltawp in Lamka khopi ah om diing hi. Hiai award in Zomite' lak ah lailam a khanlohna khat a hontut lametna liantak mai neih ziak a sai ahi. Abul patna diing ahi a, category tuamtuam a khen lou in award khat piak hi diing hi. team in tukum bul apan i lak a laibu bawl leh laigelh teng bulsuutna nasatak a nei in amin te uh kaikhawm a, mipite kiang ah leeng ngaihdan sung a, laigelhsiam theihphaakte' minte peluut di'n ngetna bawl hi. June, 2008 tan Writers' Award adia nominee diing te min piakluutna hun hon hi a, huchiin mi 35 teelkhiat hi uhi. Amau te tanchin tomkim ah abaanbaan in June-September, 2008 sung taakkhiat hi a, tu October, 2008 kha sung mipite adin deihteel theihna hun hon ahi. October khasung in nominees 35 te lak ah Top-5 teelkhiat hidiing a, tua Top-5 te Writers' Award Board in ngentel tak a a ngaihtuah detdet khitchiang in Writers' Award 2008 saangtu diing mi khat teelkhiat hong hi diing hi. Writers' Award 2008 nominees te:

Code - Nominee te Min - Omna
1. Thathang Hangshing Bungmual, Lamka
2. M. Vumhau Dorcas Road, New Lamka
3. T.K. Mung Hangzou Vengnuam, New Lamka
4. T. Liankhawhau Lailam Veng, Central Lamka
5. Rev. G. Khamkam Elim Veng, New Lamka
6. P. Nengkhanlian Bungmual, Lamka
7. Dr. H. Kamkhenthang Paite-Veng, Imphal
8. John Khatthang Ngaihte Langol, Imphal
9. Rev. Hangpi Manlun Simveng, New Lamka
10. Go Khan Pau Salem Veng, Lamka
11. H. Gin En Cin Myanmar
12. Khampu Hatzaw New Lamka (G), Lamka
13. Prof. G. Zamzachin Lamphelpat, Imphal
14. Dr. K. Pauzachin Guite Lamphelpat, Imphal
15. G. Khamkhokam Aizawl
16. Pastor T. Thangzasiam Dinthar-I. Aizawl
17. Upa N. Chinsum Delhi Cantt. New Delhi
18. H.L. Khankhup New Lamka (G), Lamka
19. Eugene H. Chinzahao Singngat
20. Dr. Dal Lian Simveng, Lamka
21. Dr. Tualchin Neihsial Upper Lamka, Lamka
22. Chinzam Tawmbing Bungmual, Lamka
23. Thangkhanlal Ngaihte Vengnuam, New Lamka
24. Prof. C. Thang Za Tuan Yangon, Myanmar
25. Pauzagin Tonsing Zion Street, Central Lamka
26. L.T. Ngaihte Moti Bagh,New Delhi
27. Lian Samte Shanti Pally, Kolkata
28. Lealyan Thawmte Copenhagen, Denmark
29. M. Kamchinthang Elim Veng, New Lamka
30. Haumuanlun Samte Munirka, New Delhi
31. Dr. Ginlianlal Buhril Andheri (E) Mumbai
32. Aloysius Nehkhojang Tungdim Thingkangphai, Lamka
33. Rev. S. Prim Vaiphei New Lambulane, Imphal
34. H. Pau Za Cin New Lamka (G), Lamka
35. V. L. Mangzou G. Mualkawi, Lamka Writers' Award 2008 adia nominees te' tanchin tomkim hiai ah bukim zaw in a ettheih diing.


Mi 1 in vote 1 anei diing a, nominee 35 te' lak ah siam a sak 5 a teelkhiat diing ahi. Internet tungtawn leh Lamka lam te a dingin Newspaper tehkhiak tungtawn in vote khiat theih diing hi. Hiai ban ah Top-5 kitelkhete toh nang telkhiakte a kibat geih leh in kipahman Rs.500/- kipe ding hi.

MAUTAAM PANPIH IN Writers' Award in mipite' kithuahpihna toh Zodawn a Mautaam kialna naaktak in panpih sawm. Mi piching' valid vote 1 (khat) zel ah in Mautaam kial panpihna di'n Rs. 5.00 thoh diing. A vote atam leh in Mautaam panpihna dia sum tam thoh himai.

Zogam laigelhsiam vawkkhia in. Na deihpeen teel in. Mautaam panpih in. Na seen diing bangmah a omkei. Na vote manpha na piak chih louhngal.


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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

117 striking tribal students arrested, strike fails to have much impact

IMPHAL, Oct 6: Tension erupted among the tribal students in the Manipur University campus over the detention of as many as 117 striking students including leaders of the MUTSU and ATSUM by the police following violent activities as the 36-hour state-wide general strike began at 6 am Monday.

Meanwhile, around 100 goods ferrying trucks along with 11 inter-state passenger buses were stranded at Mao gate owing to the general strike. Even though security escorts were sent to bring them to Imphal, drivers and truckers refused to go with them, the report added.

Before the police rounded up the students a clash took place between the striking tribal students and a group of unknown youths which the tribal students suspected to be hired by some persons with vested interest against their stir, when the former blocked the traffic near the MU campus early morning.

The 36-hour state-wide general strike called by the ATSUM with support from various tribal bodies including the MUTSU commenced from 6 am today. The same will continue till 6 pm tomorrow.

The strike, however, did not have much impact on the people as plying of vehicles on the roads in most parts of the state including in the hill districts was reportedly normal. Shops and other establishments also remained open, reports collected from various sources said.

Tribal student agitators being taken away in police trucks after arrest during the 36-hour general strike called by the MUTSU at the Manipur University on the reservation issue for tribals on Monday in Imphal.

However, services of the passenger buses along the national highways and inter-district roads were suspended for the day owning to the general strike.

In the early hour today, at least 117 tribal students including leaders of the Manipur University Tribal Students Union, MUTSU and All Tribal Students’ Union, Manipur, ATSUM who took to the streets along the Indo-Myanmar section to block the traffic were detained by the police.

Among the detained students were MUTSU president Sonthang Haokip and former president Gaisingam along with two core committee members, John Pamei and Helmang Touthang. ATSUM president Dr John Pulamte and general secretary Thomas Thysia were also among the detained students.

Before this, the agitating students had broken windshields of at least three vehicles allegedly for violating the general strike which could not make much impact in most parts of the state except in some places in Senapati district.

As many as 100 goods ferrying trucks coming from outside the state along the Imphal Dimapur section of the NH-39 along with inter-state passenger buses arriving at Mao gate this morning remained stranded there.

Reports said that the truckers and drivers of the stranded vehicles refused to proceed with the security escorts personnel lamenting that the number of escort personnel was very less and they would not be able to protect them from possible attacks from the strike supporters.

The ATSUM imposed the 36-hour state-wide general strike from 6 am today till 6 pm of tomorrow in protest against the proposed interview programme set by the Manipur University authorities for appointment of guest lecturers in the history department of the university despite their demand for enforcement of state reservation policy in the university even though it has been taken over by the Centre.

Mention may be made that MUTSU with the support of other tribal students bodies in the state has been pressing the state government and MU authorities to maintain the status quo of state reservation policy in the university stating that Centre’s reservation policy on education sector is not suited for application in the state where schedule tribe population is far greater than that of schedule caste.

Today, at the first hour of the commencement of the general strike, around one hundred tribal students under the MUTSU took to the streets nearby the MU campus and smashed some vehicles.

While they were engaging in blocking the road some youths who the ASTUM alleged were sent by some vested interests confronted them leading to injuries to many tribal students. One of the students, named Chasang Baite was hospitalized due to injuries in the wild fracas.

Later, police intervened and fired tear gas and used mob dispersion equipment to disperse the students. The youths who attacked the tribal students, however, vanished before the police could round them up.

The agitating tribal students, who were still at the site were picked by the police and detained at the Singjamei police station.

After the clash and following the detention of the students of the MU, another group of tribal students of the university took to the streets and police once again rounded them up as high tension prevailed among the students of the same university.

The general strike, on the other hand, could not get good response from the people as normal traffic on the streets in Imphal and other important routes were normal.

Reports collected from other districts including from the five hill districts also indicated less response to the general strike except in some parts of the Senapati district.

Meanwhile, strongly condemning the detention of tribal students, the strikers have demanded immediate release of the students detained by the police.

The striking body in a statement today blamed the MU authorities of “wear and tear” policy and demanded government intervention for bringing social justice to all sections of the people of the state.

The Senapati Students’ Association also in a statement today expressed strong condemnation of the police and sought immediate release of the students.

They also condemned the mishandling of striking students by a mob stating that it was a direct confrontation with the tribal community.

It also acknowledged the effort of the ATSUM and MUTSU in demanding the rightful claim of the tribal reservation.

The district students body also threatened to launch many forms of agitation if the authorities do not fulfill their demands.

Source: Imphal Free Press