How the hills of Manipur voted

Voting patterns in the Outer Manipur Parliamentary constituency exhibited the deep ethnic divide between groups, which were in conflict in the past and continue to simmer By Thongkholal Haokip The Statesman, 10 June 2019. The hills of Manipur, a hotbed of ethnic conflicts in the 1990s, went to polls on 11 April. The Outer Manipur Parliamentary seat is reserved for […]

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Northeast to the centre

Indian Express The region has emerged as an important battleground in this election. April 7, 2014 12:02:46 am By: Thongkholal Haokip With just 25 Lok Sabha seats, India’s Northeast has been a largely neglected region in electoral terms. However, in the era of coalition governments, because of the expectation of a fractured verdict in 2014, it has increasingly received political attention. […]

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Challenges before the new Manipur government

Thongkholal Haokip The Seven Sisters Post, April 25, 2012 The recently held state assembly elections in Manipur were mired with widespread proxy voting and mass manipulation of photos leading to not only one but two re-polls. Despite the poor handing of the 120-day economic blockade imposed on the two national highways by Sadar Hill Districthood Demand Committee (SHDDC) and a […]

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Retrospection of Nungbrang Incident

Thongkholal Haokip Imphal Free Press, January 22, 2010 Time and again the Kuki people had been subjected to various forms of abuses and revilement by our so called neighbouring communities, not taking into account the galore intimidations and killings perpetrated by the security forces and militant groups. Such irreverent incidents were vented in curses with minimum justice that can be […]

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