Ram Nath Kovind Backed Convicted BJP President Bangaru Laxman in Graft Trial

New Delhi: In 2012, the BJP’s presidential nominee testified in support of former BJP president Bangaru Laxman, who was eventually convicted of corruption.

https://thewire.in/149259/ram-nath-kovind-bangaru-laxman-corruption-president-bjp/

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The Freezing and Thawing of the Churachandpur Agitation

Manipur: As the agitation in Manipur’s hill district crosses its 600th day and eight bodies still await burial, the protesters witnessed their struggle nearly reach a resolution this month, but then suddenly head back into a deadlock.

https://thewire.in/127735/freezing-thawing-churachandpur-agitation/

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Sorting Through the Paper Trail of Fake Encounters in Manipur

Manipur: At the Supreme Court’s asking, a rights group in Manipur is sorting through files pertaining to over 1,528 victims of alleged extra-judicial killings to place before the judges. This is the backstory of what it takes to bring 1,528 cases to justice.

https://thewire.in/126299/manipur-fake-encounters-afspa-army/

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Manipur Elections: A Riddle Of Hill And Valley

Manipur: As two national parties battle it out, the fault lines that run through the northeastern state only come out sharper.

Magazine story: http://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/a-riddle-of-hill-and-valley/298479

Video story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vPHZQfOG8E&t=3s

Interview with BJP’s Ram Madhav, on the Manipur elections

Manipur: The BJP’s general secretary in charge of northeastern states, Ram Madhav, says the popular expectation is that the Centre should do more in Manipur.

http://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/centres-talks-wont-upset-meitei-interests/298480