The writer is editor, ‘Imphal Free Press’ and author of ‘The Northeast Question: Conflicts and Frontiers’.
No one doubts Irom Sharmila’s heroic resistance to AFSPA. But somewhere, she lost her bearings, confused moral strength with temporal power
In Manipur, Congress battles fatigue, BJP struggles to grow roots. And Irom Sharmila makes a poll debut
The current crisis in Manipur must trouble us all. Blockades embitter entire populations.
A decade from now, there would probably be only scattered archival materials and secondary sources to draw from for such a project.