A CRITICAL OBSERVATION IN THE ACTIVITIES AND APPROACHES OF A CSO FOR MANIPUR’S TERRITORIAL AND EMOTIONAL INTEGRITY

Dr. Kadam Ibotombi Singh , Dr. Narengbam Premjit Singh

Abstract


In the present paper, the researchers critically observed and analyzed the activities and approaches of UCM (United Committee Manipur), one of the most influential civil society organization  of Manipur. An informal interview was conducted with a focus group including the current president and other member of the organisation for the primary data. But, the researchers also resort to  secondary sources like written records and texts provided by UCM  besides  referring relevant articles, reputed journals and other secondary sources. Through the study, it has been revealed that UCM has a Para-political character and faces various constraints from being a low range entity ,limited social domain and non- political party. Besides, UCM  has taken up initiatives like bringing territorial and emotional integrity of Manipur ,communal harmony, settling boundary issues and strengthening people’sresilience. 


Keywords


UCM, CSO ,Para- political, Publicsphere.

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