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3 Muslim terrorists killed in Manipur

Posted by jagoindia on July 12, 2009


3 militants killed in Manipur
Iboyaima Laithangbam
IMPHAL: Police and security personnel gunned down three militants in two separate incidents in Manipur and recovered weapons.
On Friday morning personnel of 29 Assam Rifles shot dead two Muslim youths at Lilam centre, about 30 km from the police station at Tamenglong district headquarters in an encounter.
An AK-47 rifle with a bayonet and five rounds of ammunition and one magazine were recovered.
In another incident, police commandos and 12 Maratha Light Infantry personnel shot dead a youth.

3 militants killed in Manipur

July 5, 2009 The Hindu

Iboyaima Laithangbam

IMPHAL: Police and security personnel gunned down three militants in two separate incidents in Manipur and recovered weapons.

On Friday morning personnel of 29 Assam Rifles shot dead two Muslim youths at Lilam centre, about 30 km from the police station at Tamenglong district headquarters in an encounter.

An AK-47 rifle with a bayonet and five rounds of ammunition and one magazine were recovered.

In another incident, police commandos and 12 Maratha Light Infantry personnel shot dead a youth.

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Pakistan’s ISI’s link to Manipur Islamic terrorist group People’s United Liberation Front exposed

Posted by jagoindia on July 8, 2009


ISI-Manipur separatist group link exposed
1 Jul 2009, 1923 hrs IST
TIMES NOW has exclusive information about Pakistan’s ISI’s clandestine links with a little known Islamic outfit operating in the North-East. According to documents available with TIMES NOW , the ISI has links with the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), an Islamic outfit based in Manipur.
A key PULF operative who was recently arrested has revealed that several senior cadres of the outfit have trained in Pakistan with the strategic help and assistance of the ISI.
The ISI’s assistance to the PULF should be seen in the light of the fact that the organisation’s prime objective and aim is to establish an Islamic state in India’s North-East.
The ISI has been known in the recent past to be working with Assam’s ULFA through the Bangladeshi HUJI to destablise the North East, but this is the first direct attempt by the agency to interfere in this region.
And, the PULF’s major areas of operation are in the Imphal Valley as well as the hill districts of Chandel, Thoubal and Churchandpur. Lilong in Thoubal is its stronghold. It is also known to have bases in the Barak Valley in southern Assam besides Lakhimpur in Upper Assam, Nagoan in Central Assam and Barpeta in Lower Assam.
PULF was formed in 1993 by members of Manipur’s local Muslim community, the Pangals. Its aim is to establish an Islamic state in the North-East. Its cadre base is mainly drawn from the Pangal community in Manipur. It also has recruits from among Assamese Muslims.ISI-Manipur separatist group link exposed
1 Jul 2009, 1923 hrs IST
TIMES NOW has exclusive information about Pakistan’s ISI’s clandestine links with a little known Islamic outfit operating in the North-East. According to documents available with TIMES NOW , the ISI has links with the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), an Islamic outfit based in Manipur.
A key PULF operative who was recently arrested has revealed that several senior cadres of the outfit have trained in Pakistan with the strategic help and assistance of the ISI.
The ISI’s assistance to the PULF should be seen in the light of the fact that the organisation’s prime objective and aim is to establish an Islamic state in India’s North-East.
The ISI has been known in the recent past to be working with Assam’s ULFA through the Bangladeshi HUJI to destablise the North East, but this is the first direct attempt by the agency to interfere in this region.
And, the PULF’s major areas of operation are in the Imphal Valley as well as the hill districts of Chandel, Thoubal and Churchandpur. Lilong in Thoubal is its stronghold. It is also known to have bases in the Barak Valley in southern Assam besides Lakhimpur in Upper Assam, Nagoan in Central Assam and Barpeta in Lower Assam.
PULF was formed in 1993 by members of Manipur’s local Muslim community, the Pangals. Its aim is to establish an Islamic state in the North-East. Its cadre base is mainly drawn from the Pangal community in Manipur. It also has recruits from among Assamese Muslims.
PULF was formed in 1993 by members of Manipur’s local Muslim community, the Pangals. Its aim is to establish an Islamic state in the North-East. Its cadre base is mainly drawn from the Pangal community in Manipur. It also has recruits from among Assamese Muslims.

1 Jul 2009, 1923 hrs IST

TIMES NOW has exclusive information about Pakistan’s ISI’s clandestine links with a little known Islamic outfit operating in the North-East. According to documents available with TIMES NOW , the ISI has links with the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), an Islamic outfit based in Manipur.

A key PULF operative who was recently arrested has revealed that several senior cadres of the outfit have trained in Pakistan with the strategic help and assistance of the ISI.

The ISI’s assistance to the PULF should be seen in the light of the fact that the organisation’s prime objective and aim is to establish an Islamic state in India’s North-East.

The ISI has been known in the recent past to be working with Assam’s ULFA through the Bangladeshi HUJI to destablise the North East, but this is the first direct attempt by the agency to interfere in this region.

And, the PULF’s major areas of operation are in the Imphal Valley as well as the hill districts of Chandel, Thoubal and Churchandpur. Lilong in Thoubal is its stronghold. It is also known to have bases in the Barak Valley in southern Assam besides Lakhimpur in Upper Assam, Nagoan in Central Assam and Barpeta in Lower Assam.

PULF was formed in 1993 by members of Manipur’s local Muslim community, the Pangals. Its aim is to establish an Islamic state in the North-East. Its cadre base is mainly drawn from the Pangal community in Manipur. It also has recruits from among Assamese Muslims.

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Security forces kill four heavily armed Muslim PULF militants in Manipur

Posted by jagoindia on March 8, 2009


Security forces kill four Muslim militants in Manipur shootout

Sat Mar 7, 2009

GUWAHATI (Reuters) – Indian security forces killed four Muslim militants after a fierce gunbattle in the restive northeastern state of Manipur on Saturday, police said.

Police said the four heavily armed militants from the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF) were shot near Irilbung village, about 15 km east of the state capital, Imphal.

“Our boys surrounded the hideout of the militants in a forested area to catch them, but the militants fired at us and in the ensuing encounter four of them were killed on the spot,” a police spokesman said by phone from Imphal.

Security personnel recovered two AK-56 rifles, several hand grenades and a few rocket-propelled grenades from the site.

Formed in 1993 by radical Islamists in Manipur, the PULF is a rebel group fighting for the cause of Muslims in the state.

There are about 200,000 Muslims in Manipur, a state with a little more than two million people.

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Thousands of gun-toting Muslims attack Hindus in Manipur

Posted by jagoindia on January 7, 2009


Group clash in Langlem, 4 women hurt as police burst tear gas

Imphal, Jan 04: Four women were injured as police burst tear gas shells to quell two clashing communities at Langdum area in Imphal East district of Manipur on Sunday.

Sources said thousands of gun-toting members of a minority community attempted to attack Langdum village, dominated by the majority Meitei community, after the body of a boy of the minority community was found at a place near Langdum some days ago.

As the Meiteis prepared to retaliate, a police force went to the spot, about 10 km south of here, and burst tear gas shells.

Four women were injured in police action.

Police were investigating whether the Muslim boy was killed by one of his relatives, as one of his uncles was missing.

Heavy police and security have been deployed at Langdum to prevent any further flare-up.

Bureau Report

6 hospitalised as police disperse irate crowd at Irilbung PS

The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, Jan 4: Six persons were injured when police resorted to firing tear gas and mock bomb to disperse a menacing crowd which stormed the Irilbung police station demanding action against the killing of a boy, Md. Wahidur Rehman, 14, of Keirao Litan Makhong on January 2.

The six had subsequently to be hospitalised at the RIMS and JN hospitals.

The clash with the police happened when about 100 men belonging to the JAC formed against the killing as well as members of the local clubs of Urup, Kyamgei and Keirao, marched to the Irilbung police station at 2 p.m. after assembling at Keirao Litan Makhong.

Police had to resort to violent crowd dispersal measures when they were unable to pacify the irate slogan shouting mob who demanded the government to produce the murderer without further delay.

In the reprisal, six people were hit by either tear gas shells or mock bombs. The injured are: Md. Jaheer of Urup Awang Leikai, Jumma Khan of Keirao, Nurbanu of Keirao Litan Makhong, Nungshirei of Keirao Awang Leikai, Nganbi of Urup Makha Leikai and Razia of Keirao Mayai Leikai.

A member of the JAC formed after the boy`s killing, W Hasan said the public are furious for they had been promised by the chief minister when they met him on January 2 that the culprit would be produced within 24 hours, and now after two days, the government was remaining mum.

He said since the government continues to remain inactive and unconcerned in the matter of the killing of the innocent boy, they would launch an agitation in all Muslim inhabited area of the state from tomorrow onwards.

He also said all untoward incidents that may occur during the agitation would be sole responsibility of the government.

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Muslims demand for mosque inside historic Kangla fort

Posted by jagoindia on October 5, 2008


This is a real kicker According to the resolution taken at the meeting, the demand for the mosque is not only in the interest of Muslim community alone but also to maintain secularism in the state and for peaceful coexistence between different communities. …..

Excuse me??  Promoting Islam so as to maintain secularism?!! What a cruel joke. That is what is called Muslim doublespeak.  Fooling and Abusing secular India to promote their extreme Islamic agenda.

Cultural body protests Muslim demand for mosque inside Kangla
http://www.kanglaonline.com
The Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, Sep 28: A demand for the building of a mosque inside the historic Kangla fort by Muslim (Meetei Pangal) based civil organizations received sharp criticism from Cultural Preservation Centre, Imphal on Sunday.

Mention may be made that a joint meeting of various civil society bodies of minority Muslims (Meitei Pangal) in Thoubal district last Friday (September 16) resolved to press the state government for building of a mosque inside the historic Kangla fort and another at Sajiwa jail. They also planned to submit a memorandum to the state chief minister, O Ibobi Singh regarding their demand.

According to the resolution taken at the meeting, the demand for the mosque is not only in the interest of Muslim community alone but also to maintain secularism in the state and for peaceful coexistence between different communities. It will also make Meitei Pangals have a sense of belonging to the historic Kangla fort and Sajiwa jail where many Muslim inmates are facing problems due to the lack of a place of worship, they said.

Sharply reacting to the demand by the Muslim community, the Cultural Preservation Centre, Manipur, an apex body of various culture based organizations in a statement today said that it was unfortunate to put up such a demand for a mosque in such a sacred place of the Meetei community where the temple of Pakhangba, the Supreme God of the Meetei religion is located since time immemorial.

In a similar way, if some sections of the people demand making of temples at places housing other religious sites like Mecca or Jerusalem, would it be agreeable, it asked.

The demand may snowball from a small matter to a big issue like that of Babri Masjid which is yet to be solved, it said. The demand may be a threat to the long time peaceful co-existence and harmony among the different communities settling in the state, it added.

The body also recounted that knowing the fact that Kangla fort is a sacred place for the Meeteis, India’s Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on November 20, 2004 handed the fort to the state government bringing to an end its occupation by the armed forces since before India got independence. It further said that on October 16, 1949, the then Governor General Raja Goplacharya ordered protection of Kangla as a Meetei’s holy place under the Monument Act while reiterating that any other religion should not try to disturb the historic site of the fort.

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Illegal Bangladeshis: From infiltration to migration and then…?

Posted by jagoindia on August 12, 2008


From infiltration to migration and then…?

31 July, 2008, Hhowrah.org

If former Assam Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Ajay Singh’s assertion of around 6000 illegal Bangladeshis entering Assam daily is even partially correct, the fate of India’s North East is at stake. The horrific demographic imbalance will see Bangla migrants outnumber the entire population of the region in the next two decades.

Despite Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi shrugging off the Governor’s seemingly inflated claim, the fact is that infiltration into the State remains unabated over the years. Social tension is strengthening, which is evident in the text-message campaigns in Upper Assam advocating a social and economic boycott of Bangladeshi migrants.

The moot question: is it a threat to survival or survival of the threat?

Decades back, the powerful All Assam Students Union (ASSU) had launched a bloody campaign to push Bangladeshis back to their land. Indigenous people who feared a minority status in their own land massacred thousands of Bangladeshis, including women and children, across the State. New Delhi signed an accord in 1985, but clauses on the deportation of foreigners have still not been implemented. Though there are genuine Assamese Muslims and mainland Muslims, the present influx of illegal Bangladeshis in the State threatens the country’s internal security.

Today, 23 years after the agreement was signed, illegal migrants from Bangladesh remain entrenched in the state; their identification and deportation have become increasingly remote. The political parties have played a major role here by maneuvering to consolidate their electoral vote-banks.

The Assam agitation peaked in the early 1980s, but has completely dissipated due to the compromises made by the political forces that are driven by narrow interests. There is a conspiracy of silence in their political posturing that has uprooted socio- cultural-political mores. The long stretch of Assam forest bordering Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh has over the years disappeared and been systematically occupied by the illegal immigrants. The trouble is most of these illegal settlers are well equipped with valid land holding documents issued by the Assam administration.

The Nagaland Government often alleges that these illegal immigrants have even occupied the Disputed Area Belt (DAB) that leads to frequent border skirmishes.

Tripura is a case in extremes and Nagaland is the next target because of late Bangla migrants have been swarming the State. In the last few years, there has been a dramatic change in the socio-economic ethos of the State. Lack of work culture, easy money and a laid back opulent life style are the main reasons why these Muslims mostly coming from Bangladesh into Assam first are then entering Nagaland.   All the menial jobs, construction of houses, taxi driving, rickshaw pulling and cultivation are mostly done by these Muslims today. They also run almost half of the shops in Dimapur, the biggest commercial hub of the State and the capital, Kohima.  Though historically the Nagas had no links with either the Bangla or Assamese Muslims.

However, Muslims had come to Manipur from Sylhet in the 17th century during the reign of King Khagemba (1597-1652) at the invitation of Prince Sadongba. Reportedly Prince Sadongba had planned to dethrone his brother King Khagenmba with the help of these Muslims. In many battles, Manipur Kings used the services of these Muslim soldiers who were considered skilled fighters.  Many Muslim soldiers also lost their lives when Manipur suffered in the 1758 Burmese-Manipur war. Even when the British defeated Manipur in 1891, many Muslim soldiers were also killed and some were deported to Andaman and Nicobar Islands.  How can Assam have such a huge Muslim population spilling over into other parts of the region unless coming from across the international border?

Cases over IMDT

There has been a slew of court cases fought over the efficacy of the Illegal Migrants (Determination by Tribunal) Act (IMDT) to identify and deport the illegal Bangladeshi migrants, which has led to the Supreme Court of India striking down the IMDT Act in favour of the Foreigner’s Act.   Yet there have been attempts to bypass this order by amending the Foreigner’s Act and providing special provisions for the state of Assam. There are some Assamese Muslim organizations that have come up in Upper Assam to tackle the identity crisis they are facing. Successive Congress governments in the state have sought to consolidate the Bangladeshi vote-bank, which has paid huge dividends. It was only during the last assembly elections in Assam that the IMDT Act was struck down by the Supreme Court and the Congress faced reverses in getting Muslim votes.

According to the 2001 Census, the Muslim population in the North-East was recorded at 8,858,543 as against 6,805,647 in 1991. Out of this, Assam’s share was recorded at 8,240,611, followed by Tripura at 254,442 and Manipur at 190,939. Five other states have Muslim populations of less than one Lakh: 99,169 in Meghalaya, 10,099 in Mizoram, 35,005 in Nagaland, 7,693 in Sikkim, and 20,675 in Arunachal Pradesh. As the 2001 Census data indicates, in Assam, the overall Hindu population was 64.9 per cent as against 67.1 per cent in 1991, while the Muslim population for the corresponding years stood at 30.9 per cent and 28.4 per cent respectively. Though several factors might have contributed to this demographic change, several analysts believe that the unabated influx of illegal migrants from Bangladesh could be a major factor in this increase.

Against the backdrop of these developments, the abnormal increase in the number of madrasas in Assam numbering about 1466, of which 810 are registered, is a matter of concern. Intelligence agencies have been warning for years that many of these madrasas could be safe havens for radical elements. Surprisingly, Islamic groups have been silent on the tumultuous issue of illegal migration from Bangladesh to Assam. Intelligence inputs have expressed trepidation about these groups being instigated to violence by external Islamic groups on the pretext of safeguarding interests of minorities facing harassment at the hands of outfits spearheading the oust-Bangladeshi campaign in the region. Strategists in the Home Ministry fear that the tug-of-war over migrants of suspected Bangla origin could become the trigger for groups such as Harkat-Ul-Jehadi-Islami(HUJI) to fish in the troubled waters of the North-East.

The surfacing of these groups and their ability to strike deals with prominent outfits like the ULFA and extraneous Islamic groups has added a new twist to the multifarious security environment that besets the North East. The best antidote to counter this emerging threat is to break their nexus with groups like the ULFA and their external allies. Sitting like a lame duck on this unholy alliance will prove to be too costly for India’s geopolitical security in the years ahead.

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