Manipur

India/Manipur: Human rights community salutes Ms. Irom Chanu Sharmila - on hunger strike for 10 yearsposted on: 2010/11/02

"Banglar Manabadhikar Suraksha Mancha (MASUM) salutes Ms. Irom Chanu Sharmila’s untiring courage in demanding the repeal of the Armed Forced Special Powers Act of 1958 (AFSPA). Her 10-year hunger strike is an example of the struggle for genuine peace and freedom from violence in the north- eastern part of the country".

India: Violent police repression and on-going intimidation of anti-dam activistsposted on: 2008/11/12

Front Line is seriously concerned by reports received of violent police repression and intimidation of members of the Mapithel Dam Affected Ching-Tam Organization (MDACTO) following a peaceful demonstration in Manipur State on 3 November 2008 . The demonstration was organised by Meira Paibi, the women´s group of MDACTO, an organisation which defends the rights of communities affected by the dam project. Front Line previously issued an appeal concerning the arbitrary detention and intimidation of anti-dam activists in Manipur on 19 September 2008.

India: Arbitrary detention and intimidation of anti-dam activists in Manipurposted on: 2008/09/23

Front Line is seriously concerned following reports of the arbitrary detention and intimidation of a group of human rights defenders opposed to the construction of the Mapithel Dam in Manipur State.These include T. Dewal from the village of Itham, L. Bipin from Tumukhong, L. Bobojit and H. Kendra Luwang from Moirangpurel. All are members of the Mapithel Dam Affected Ching-Tam Organization (MDACTO), an organisation which defends the rights of communities affected by the dam project.