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Hundreds of people in India's streets for the 'Iron Lady of Manipur' who is in her 15th year of hunger strike
Irom Sharmila has been fasting against martial law in the State of Manipur, which gives special powers (including full legal immunity) to members of the armed forces. This has led to human rights violations. Force-fed with a tube, the activist remains under arrest for "attempted suicide".
Assam: ULFA militants kill again
Members of the United Liberation Front of Assam kill Rohini Gogoi, a teacher in a Hindi-language school. The group has been fighting for an independent Assam since 1979. In the last few months it has killed more than 70 Hindi-speaking migrants.
22/06/2017 15:28:00 INDIA
For Bishop Menamparampil, vandalism against Catholic cathedral in Assam has hurt and raised concerns among Christians
The cathedral is in Bongaigaon. Diocesan authorities have called for calm and organised a prayer vigil for peace and harmony. The pyx was stolen, and the tabernacle broken. For Sajan K George, the "robbery is a way to offend [Christian] religious feelings”.
26/01/2017 09:21:00 INDIA
Republic Day in India: separatists detonate nine bombs in Assam and Manipur
The bombs claimed by the United Liberation Front of Assam - Independent, which is fighting for the independence of the states of the Northeast. There were no casualties or damage, but the explosion could have caused a massacre. In Assam, a bomb detonated shortly after the passage of children.
Fresh wave of terrorism kills eight people in last five days in Assam
Latest victim dies in market bomb attack. For police responsibility lays with secessionist United Liberation Front of Assam.
In Assam terrorism rooted in ethnic problems and unemployment
Fr V M Thomas, a Salesian priest and executive director of the Don Bosco Institute in Guwahati, explains the reasons behind the escalating violence and the explosions. Last Thursday’s blasts also hit Christians.
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