Tom Mangattuthazhe
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Hunger Strike Suspended till 25th June

Hunger Strike Suspended till 25th JuneA Press ReleaseFor two decades the people of Manja have been requesting the authorities to complete the construction of RCC bridge and restore a temporary bridge. The jointly organized indefinite hunger strike began for this cause on 17th May and ended on 19th May, 11 am 2011. On the first day of the strike media persons from the region both from print and electronic media highlighted the humanitarian need, we salute and acknowledge the role played by them.…See More
May 19, 2011
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Non Completion of Manja Bridge is a Violation of Human Rights

Non Completion of Manja Bridge is a Violation of Human RightsIt's said that a right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. Yet, in India especially in Karbi Anglong district of Assam basic human rights have somehow been taken from a vast section of the population. The campaign for Manja bridge is a clear violation and denial of Human Righs.The welfare state model of the Indian Constitution emphasize the positive duty of the State to promote the welfare of the people…See More
May 17, 2011
Tom Mangattuthazhe commented on Tom Mangattuthazhe's blog post Manja Hidim Teron Bridge a struggle for 20 years- A Fact Sheet
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May 16, 2011
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May 9, 2011
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"Dear Mr. Tom, Thanks and welcome. Peace."
Apr 20, 2011
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Apr 20, 2011
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"Dear Mr. Tom, Its my pleasure to visit your profile in Peace-Network here. We can be good friend and partner as well in common causes. Please visit our organization website: www.inspad.org Peace."
Apr 19, 2011
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Annual report 2011

1.Peace clubsKarbi AnglongTotal number of school Peace Clubs – 26Total number of peace committees in villages – 24Total number of College  Peace Clubs – 4Dima Hasao DistrictTotal number of peace clubs  in the schools – 11Total number of village peace committees – 6Total number of College  Peace Clubs – 22.Workshops and seminarsSeminar on Peace Initiatives at Haflong on 28th January,2010Seminar for Rubber growers in collaboration with Rubber Board officials was held on 19th May,2010 at Manja.A…See More
Feb 14, 2011
Tom Mangattuthazhe and Rubi Devi are now friends
Aug 25, 2010
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Old NC Hills with new name Dimasa Hasao District Pitched for violence

Old NC Hills with new name Dimasa Hasao District Pitched for violenceHard Fact ForgottenDuring the past seven years, an attempt to create a Dimasa homeland has disturbed life on NC hills with infighting between Dimasas and non-Dimasas. Dimasa armed groups comprise Dima Halam Daogah Nunisa (DHDN) led by PranabNunisa and Dima Halam Daogah Jewel (DHDJ) or the ‘Black Widow’ led by JewelGarlosa. Three major conflicts have taken place between Dimasa-Hmar (2003),Dimasa-Karbi (2005) and Dimasa-Zeme…See More
May 19, 2010
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May 16, 2010
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Humanitarian Crisis in Manipur

Humanitarian Crisis in ManipurSince April 11, 2010 economic blockade has been in force in the Nagaland Manipur border. The blockade by All Naga Students Association, Manipur (ANSAM) in protest against the holding of the elections to the Autonomous District Council under the present status has hit human life for many days. ANSAM is seeking that Hill Areas District Council Act should be amended before the elections are held in May,2010..The situation became complicated and tense after the impasse…See More
May 15, 2010
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SEMINAR ON PEACE EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW’S LEADERS

SEMINAR ON PEACE EDUCATION FOR TOMORROW’S LEADERSThe main Objectives of the seminar were the following1. To gain more support to peace building programmes in NC Hills (Now Dimasa Hasow Rajee, DHR)2. To collaborate with like minded organizations and individuals for peace. Peace Team has a lot of unique experience and knowledge that we would like to sharewith other organisations. For example, we have a long history of working withordinary citizens and at a grass - roots level in Karbi Anglong.3.…See More
May 3, 2010
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Profile Information

Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Major areas of teaching
(a) Civil Society and Peace building
(b) Youth and Peace building
(c) Methods and assumptions of Peace building
(d) Peace advocacy and media.
(e) Nonviolence
Major areas of research
• Role of civil society in Peace building
• IDPS’ in Karbi Anglong
• Youth and Peace building in Karbi Anglong
• Land alienation a source of conflict in Karbi Anglong

Recently completed projects in peace education
(a) Is Peace possible in NEIndia, a paper presented at Assam Institute of Research Guwahati.
(b) Women as Peace builders in NEIndia, a paper presented at Assam Institute of Research Guwahati.
(c) Land alienation and conflicts in Krbi Anglong, Circuit House, Diphu
(d) Peace Building efforts in Karbi Anglong, REDS Tumkur, Karnataka

Key peace education publications
Peace Kit for YCS/YSM and youth groups – 2007
Violence and Search for Peace in Karbi Anglong - 2008
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
India, North East India, Karbi Anglong district of Assam
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
India
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Secretary of Diphu Citizens Peace Forum
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.missionhomemanja.com
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Diplomacy, Education, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Terrorism
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Peace Kit for YCS/YSM and youth groups – 2007
Violence and Search for Peace in Karbi Anglong - 2008

Father, forgive them for they know not what they do

Father, forgive them for they know not what they do

On 24th March,6 pm, two of our school children Kave Teronpi of class VII 14 years old and Rebecca Teronpi of class III 11 years old were studying in their studying room attached to a family at Hidim Teron village Manja Karbi Anglong district of Assam. Mrs.Rebecca Timungpi a 40 year old lady living close to their home was a mental patient. She had a fight with her husband and the family fight led her to take the knife and physically attack the children. The elder one trying to persuade and prevent the lady from attacking the children recegived most of the attacks, two of them were seriously injured, one with seven stichss on her shoulder. The elder sister Kave Teronpi multiple assaults. Together with the villagers we did whtever was possible, took her immdetialtly to the hospital, an FIR was lodged, she needed blood, and the foolowing day she becace conscious and was out of danger. Two days later she was taken to Dimapur for CT scan and the doctors say that she will have to be on the bed for another two monts to reconver from the physical injuries. The mental agony of these children and the physical pain was something unbearable. But even in these days of terrible agony they did remind me about Jesus who forgave his executioners. Both the children are Christians, their faith imprint was something unforgettable.

Frequenting the children everyday one question that I used to ask her was this; do you feel anger, can you forgive her for what she has done, with smile on her face with intense pain she would say, “it is ok”, “she is sick that is whey she did this to us”, “Jesus taught us to forgive”. I used to ask the same question to Mr.and Mrs.Biren Teron the parents of the injured children who do not have any formal education but they are all Christians. They too gave me the same answer ‘It happened because she is sick, and we forgive her. The greatest inspiration during this Holy season was this forgiving attitude of this little girl and on my way back home the first words of Jesus from the cross used to resound in my mind. “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do”.

Rather than calling on God to damn and punish those people who were crucifying and killing him, Jesus’ heart was full of compassion for them, rather than rage. The normal thing was to swear, curse, use foul language at his tormenters but Jesus’ heart was just the opposite. Jesus called out for God to forgive his tormenters rather then to punish them.

Forgiveness of people killing you is not easy. It is not easy to love our enemies and mean people. It is comparatively easy to forgive your friends during an argument or forgive your parents for acting so ridiculously or forgive your children for doing stupid things. That kind of forgiveness is somewhat easy. But it is not easy to forgive your enemies and those people who kill you. That was not easy for Jesus either. But that is what Jesus did from the cross. Jesus loved those who were hurting him and killing him. That is what is amazing.


Tom Mangattuthazhe's Blog

Hunger Strike Suspended till 25th June

Posted on May 19, 2011 at 10:37pm 0 Comments

Hunger Strike Suspended till 25th June

A Press Release

For two decades the people of Manja have been requesting the authorities to complete the construction of RCC bridge and restore a temporary bridge. The jointly organized indefinite hunger strike began for this cause on 17th May and ended on 19th May, 11 am 2011. On the first day of the strike media persons from the region both from print and electronic media highlighted the humanitarian need, we salute and acknowledge the…

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Non Completion of Manja Bridge is a Violation of Human Rights

Posted on May 17, 2011 at 11:01pm 0 Comments

Non Completion of Manja Bridge is a Violation of Human Rights

It's said that a right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you. Yet, in India especially in Karbi Anglong district of Assam basic human rights have somehow been taken from a vast section of the population. The campaign for Manja bridge is a clear violation and denial of Human Righs.

The welfare state model of the Indian Constitution emphasize the positive duty of the State to promote the welfare of… Continue

Manja Hidim Teron Bridge a struggle for 20 years- A Fact Sheet

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:08pm 1 Comment

Manja Hidim Teron Bridge a struggle for 20 years- A Fact Sheet

 

The Manja Hidim Teron Village Bridge is a life line for 35 villages; more than 2000 children alone go to schools and colleges besides a number of people. The bridge is under construction for the last 20 years. We are sad to say that undue hardships are caused by the incomplete construction of the bridge. The villagers are completely cut off from the rest of the world when the temporary bamboo bridge gets…

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In solidarity with the Hunger Strike in Manja

Posted on May 16, 2011 at 10:06pm 0 Comments

In solidarity with the Hunger Strike in Manja

on 17th May 2011

A Press Statement

On 17th May,2011 people in Manja will start a collective hunger strike for a genuine need of 20 years. They demand immediate implementation of their longstanding demand. They are denouncing the appalling apathy of our system which they are victims of. They are denouncing the hypocritical way our authorities are dealing with genuine issues of human rights, livelihood, displacement, and turning it into… Continue

Indefinite Hunger Strike for Manja Bridge

Posted on May 9, 2011 at 10:43pm 0 Comments

 

Indefinite Hunger Strike for Manja Bridge

A Joint Press Statement

The Manja Hidim Teron village Bridge is a life line for 35 villages; more than 2000 children alone go to schools and colleges besides a number of people. The bridge is under construction for the last 20 years. Organisations like Manja Youth Forum, Manja Students Forum and Manja welfare society  took up the cause with the support of thousands of people. On…

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At 2:41pm on April 20, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Mr. Tom,

Thanks and welcome.

Peace.

At 11:17am on April 19, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Mr. Tom,

Its my pleasure to visit your profile in Peace-Network here.

We can be good friend and partner as well in common causes.

Please visit our organization website: www.inspad.org

Peace.
At 2:51pm on April 15, 2009, Bobichand Rajkumar said…
Dear Tom,
Welcome to this network of people who are working and researching for conflict transformation, peacebuilding, human rights and peacebuilding! Nice to meet you here on this network! Even though Diphu and Imphal is not so far in aerial distance, we didn't meet before. Taking the oportunities of this network, I'd like to add you as my friend to share and exchange ideas, information, knowledge and learning.
Warm regards,
Bobichand
 
 
 

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