RPCNEI Development Department and Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organisation (SIPHRO) in partnership with The Hmasawnna Thar daily newspaper are jointly organizing a â€śOne Day Workshop on Documentary Photography and Human Rightsâ€? at VTI Auditorium, Muolhlum (Rengkai, Churachandpur, Manipur) on July 27, 2011 from 11am to 3pm.
Interested persons/delegates from organizations are invited to participate the workshop by paying a minimal Registration fee of Rs. 100/- per head.
Photo Journalist Vivek Singh [http://www.viveksinghphotography.com] and SIPHRO Chairman David Buhril will be the resource persons for the workshop.
There will also be a Field Work for three days from July 28-30, 2011 and a Review and Feedback on July 31, 2011 from 10:30am to 12:00 hours.
July 15, 2011
The Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organisation (SIPHRO) is deeply concerned by the recent statement of the new Chairman-cum-Managing Director (CMD) of North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd., (NEEPCO) who alleged that environmentalists and NGOs are misleading the people on the proposed 1500 MW Tipaimukh Dam project. The allegation and the government’s plan to forcefully go ahead with the proposed Mega Dam project despite peoples objection clearly reflects the insensitivity and indifference of the Government and NEEPCO on the issue of environmental justice and sustainable development of the indigenous peoples in the region. Continue reading
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SIPHRO will submit the petition to the Government of India on the 5th of March, 2011
Till date, the GoI has repeatedly denied the aerial bombing of Aizawl on March 4-5, 1966 by the IAF. The day of the bombings has since been commemorated by the people of Mizoram as Zoram Ni (Zoram Day). Various organizations in Mizoram have repeatedly demanded that the GoI should have the courage to admit its inhuman acts against the Mizo people and officially apologize to the people of Mizoram for the series of unwarranted air attacks on Aizawl and against the innocent civilian populace.
The undersigned, fully support and endorse the stand of the people of Mizoram on this issue and urge the GoI to take corrective steps to heal the lingering emotional wounds the Indian security forces caused to them by sincerely and honorably apologizing to the Mizo people without any further delay.
A seminar on “Discussion, Counselling and Guidance on Career and Education” was organised by the Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organisation (SIPHRO) and Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPC), NEI under its “Basic Education Rebuilding Program” at TVET Dining Hall, Rengkai, Churachandpur (Manipur) on May 27, 2010. The programme was attended by over 100 students and parents. Continue reading
May 30, 2010
Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organisation (SIPHRO) is utterly shocked at the rising and excessive uses of violence by the security forces of the Government of Manipur against innocent civilians. Continue reading
May 28, 2010
Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organisation (SIPHRO) strongly condemns the violent atrocities of the Stateâ€™s forces on May 26, 2010 against the democratic voices of the indigenous communities protestesting against a series of issues arising out of the 2700 MW Lower Siang Hydro Electric Project and its developer JP Associates in Pangin under Pasighat of East Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. Continue reading
May 10, 2010
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the Government of Manipur with the National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC) and Shimla-based Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVN) on April 28, 2010 at Faridabad, for building the controversial 1500 MW Tipaimukh Hydroelectric (Multipurpose) Project is without the prior, informed consent and approval of the Sinlung-originated Hmar indigenous peoples who has been peacefully co-existing with river Tuiruong and Tuivai since time immemorial. Continue reading
Venue: Seminar Room (Ground Floor), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Date/Time: April 5 (Monday), 2010, at 3:00 PM
Resource Person: L. Keivom Continue reading
(February 02, 2010)
Sinlung Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Organisation (SIPHRO) conducted a Social Audit on Tipaimukh Dam project last year in Assam, Manipur and Mizoram. This is the first pioneering work that thoroughly studied the possible adverse impact the Tipaimukh Multipurpose Hydro-Electric Project would have on the sensitive and vulnerable indigenous peoples as well as on their social, cultural, economic, political, demographic and environment prospect in three States. Continue reading
National Human Rights Commission
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg
New Delhi â€“ 110001
Subject: Epidemic deaths Continue reading
(May 05, 2009)
Tipaimukh and Thanlon sub-divisions in Manipurâ€™s Churachandpur district is, once again, threatened by the outbreak of a disease that has tolled the lives of more than thirty five(35) children, mostly infants. The strange disease, called by the villagers as â€śTulai natnaâ€? (Todayâ€™s disease) or â€śstrange diseaseâ€? has severely made the villagers helpless as there are no doctors to identify the deadly disease that is still multiplying its victims. Continue reading
Imphal, March 04, 2009: Manipur government has demanded provision of altogether eight battalions of Central security forces for deployment in project areas of Tipaimukh Hydro Electricity Project and Jiribam-Imphal Rail Line in the North Eastern Council Steering Committee on Security and Border Trade meeting held at New Delhi today, officials report here said. Continue reading