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THE MYTH OF ETHNIC CONFLICT IN MANIPUR

by Sanatomba Kangujam
The Sangai Express
September 19 2011

Located at the margin of the Indian State, Manipur has emerged as a conflict zone with the elites of the three struggling communities competing and contesting to carve out their exclusive political space through ethnic mobilization. Ethnicity as an ideological instrument has become central to the political mobilization initiated by the contesting elites to realize their political space defined in terms of Nagalim, Zalengam and Manipur, respectively. Such diametrically opposing pattern of political mobilizations has produced a conflict situation, or to be more precise, an “Ethnic Triangle” amongst the Nagas, the Kukis and the Meiteis.

VOTE FOR RESISTANCE

by TAOTHINGMANG LUWANGCHA

Our social clock is ticking faster than the rattling machine guns in these midnight hours of our collective lives, disturbing every little tranquillity that we supposedly possess as modern human beings. But the irony is, without any hope for a coming dawn, we are getting lost in the darkness — one foot on murky water, another on fleeting, listless time of a lost generation. At this critical moment, we need to make some decisive resolutions and we need to vote for resistance.