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Manipur University and BJP’s Quagmire of Lies

The civil society in Manipur intensified it’s reaction against the armed siege of the Manipur University by the BJP government. It is now revealed that pro-VC K Yugindro was “never manhandled by the students” and he lodged a “false FIR” that led to the armed siege in MU. As the conspiracy became evident and protests […]


Manipur University is Under Armed Siege

Manipur University is under siege by armed forces. Many students and faculty members are under judicial custody. What follows is a narration of a series of complex events leading to the armed action in Manipur University. Michael Samjetsabam argues that ethnic tensions dented the University movement, not entirely, but to some extent. The author also […]


Turmoil in Manipur University: Mass Protests and Hindutva Designs

“… good examples [of virtue] arise from good education, good education from good laws, and good laws from those tumults that many inconsiderately damn.” – Niccolo Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy   The struggle in Manipur University has been continuing for more than fifty days now. Manipur University Students’ Union (MUSU) has demanded the removal of […]


BJP, Hindutva and Manipur

The rise of BJP in Manipur has been seen by many as the expansion of Hindutva ideology in an unfavorable terrain. BJP’s coming to power in Manipur in 2017 is seen as the rise of Hindutva forces in the state. This article gives a closer look at this general claim. This account attempts to show […]