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Ethnic Identity, Conflict And Responses

THE North-East is a challenge to the Indian nation state. With more than 200 ethnic groups in the region, each asserting its “unique” identity and claim for political space, conflicts are inevitable. Identity formation is a complex process. The composite Naga identity, for instance, is a construct,... 

When Regret Is Meaningless

WHEN rebels who have wreaked havoc, killed in cold blood and held the state to ransom begin to indulge in soul-searching, it can only mean two things. They either do not have the stomach to battle it out in the wild because they have crossed the threshold of youth; or the ransom they have extracted from... 

Terror-Free Assam Eyes A New Script

For the first time in decades, development rather than extremist violence or rhetoric takes centre stage NALBARI/NAGAON/BARPETA (Assam): Nankarbhaira village in Assam’s Nalbari district saw a lavish wedding last year after many decades. Free from the fear of insurgency, this village is now leading... 

UKLF Sheds Light On Homeland Demand

IMPHAL, Feb 25: Asserting that it is not oppose to Kuki State but it should be based on SoO, United Kuki Liberation Front (UKLF) has explained why it has raised the demand for Kuki (Khulmi) Development Council in the present scenario. In a statement, information and publicity secretary of the outfit... 

No More Rhetoric On Kuki Nationalism

Proposed Kukiland State. Image Credit: samaw.com As a teenager, growing up in the scenic beauty of our land called Kukiland, I remember my heart swelling up with pride when I went through the history of our great grandfathers, who courageously resisted the mighty Britishers from occupying their land. Now,...