Hopes and Desire has turned into Ashes in Manipur Election

-John Tripura

Irom Sharmila Chanu is a name of a spirit for all the Manipur minority and disputed peoples and also for the Manipur state itself. Irom Sharmila born in 1972 on 14th March and she is the ninth child of the family. Though I have never seen her personally in my life, but I have had gathered some snippet information about her struggles from different sources.  I am very much touch and admire of her sacrifices for the people of all needy. On 5th November 2000, Sharmila started her hunger strike from the Malon site. She was only 28 years old when she started the hunger strike. Since then Sharmila has not consumed a single drop of water or food. Her only demand was to repeal the Armed Forces Special Power Act 1958 (AFSPA). Continue reading “Hopes and Desire has turned into Ashes in Manipur Election”

International Women’s Day and the situation of Indigenous women in Bangladesh

–John Tripura

As every year the 8 March is observed internationally as International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day since in the early 1900’s. This day is celebrated for the achievement of women regarding social, economic, cultural and political rights. And Bangladesh is also observing the day with respectfully since its inception as an independent country. I pay my tribute to those braved women who have had paid their life for establishing an equality society. The feminist movement in Bangladesh is also growing with the spirit to eradicate all forms of discrimination and to establish an egalitarian society. Continue reading “International Women’s Day and the situation of Indigenous women in Bangladesh”