RK Nimai

RK Nimai

The author is a former bureaucrat, Imphal, Manipur

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Analysis

Is Peace Returning in Manipur?

Posted on 7 May 2024

With thousands in relief camps away from their homes most of which were destroyed and even bulldozed, can it be said that the situation now in Manipur is free from disturbance? Merely a lull in the firing cannot be termed as returning of peace as this can be broken anytime.

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Opinion

Iss Baar 400

Posted on 1 May 2024

Manipur due to its own problems cannot see beyond its nose and is not interested in the national scenario to its own peril.

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Opinion

First anniversary of Manipur crisis

Posted on 24 Apr 2024

On the first anniversary of the Manipur crisis, we must pay our respect to those who have departed untimely, seek the bodies of those missing and resolve to continue support to those displaced so that they can return to their homestead.

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Opinion

Changing system of canvassing

Posted on 17 Apr 2024

Manipur does not figure in the BJP’s manifesto which is called “Modi ka Guarantee” making the whole election tamasha a personal agenda, confirmed by his 51 pictures in 71 pages.

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Opinion

Imploding by itself

Posted on 19 Mar 2024

The election to the Lok Sabha has brought out some demands to postpone the election in Manipur as the situation is abnormal and there can be no free and fair election. On the other hand, differences have cropped up within the Kuki community with the UKLF stating that they will support the BJP candidate in the election on the ground that it was the BJP which initiated talks.

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Analysis

The democracy festival will make all forget everything

Posted on 12 Mar 2024

The situation in Manipur is ripe to usher in responsible voting so that the best candidate is elected. If there is no good candidate, NOTA is always there. In fact there must be a law that if NOTA garners maximum votes, no candidate be declared as elected.

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Opinion

Critical Assembly Session; But Unlikely

Posted on 13 Feb 2024

Manipur has become a very emotional state where the subjects feels that emotion can move the earth which unfortunately is not true and what is required is cool thinking to understand the problem and try to solve it.

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Opinion

Different Strokes

Posted on 6 Feb 2024

The problem with the Manipur crisis is that for any act there is different meaning to either side but the worst is the identification of the state government with the Meitei. The government should be seen as neutral and any misunderstanding allowed to be thrashed out by the communities, with the government not as a party but as an umpire.

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Opinion

Free Movement Regime

Posted on 31 Jan 2024

The sudden announcement of scrapping the FMR and the erection of border fencing had focussed on the FMR and whatever changes in the FMR whether it continues or scrapped will have no impact on the movement of border inhabitants.

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Opinion

Dichotomy in Approach

Posted on 6 Dec 2023

The Manipur conflict is the first priority and without bringing normalcy, there is likely to be clash between the political parties and the public, especially those who are displaced and those who are involved in the conflict.

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UFO over Imphal sky

Posted on 22 Nov 2023

Efforts must be made to control the conflict in Manipur as it can breed anti-national activities even among those which had all along assisted the security agencies.

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Opinion

Rise of Patrimonalism: Case of Manipur

Posted on 14 Nov 2023

It is not necessarily the candidate with the most followings among the MLAs of the majority party who will automatically become the leader of the House but the one chosen by the high command.

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Opinion

Another round of violence

Posted on 7 Nov 2023

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Analysis

Normalcy is still distant

Posted on 31 Oct 2023

Though Imphal looks outwardly normal, normalcy in Manipur is still too distant not as presumed by the political leaders and an incident can spiral into another bout of major conflagration.

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Opinion

Conflicting Narratives

Posted on 25 Oct 2023

The problem of some of the Meitei leadership is their belief in their assumed superiority and trying to take decision for the whole people of Manipur without consulting others.

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Opinion

Political leaders repositioning?

Posted on 10 Oct 2023

The happenings in Manipur indicate a failure of the law and order machinery despite reinforcement of a large number of central security forces personnel. However, change in government now is very unlikely as this would have happened in the first week of the start of the crisis

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Analysis

The Immediate Road Ahead

Posted on 20 Sept 2023

Amid the unrest in Manipur, the cordon and search operation may be successful in recovering looted arms, but cornering the militants as believed may not be that easy as they can cross the border easily.

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