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1,800 Displaced People Returned Home In Meghalaya

MENDIPATHAR (Meghalaya), Jan 12 : Around 1,800 people, who were displaced following the ethnic clashes in Meghalaya and Assam, have returned home and no reports of fresh violence were reported in the region, an official said Wednesday. In Assam’s Goalpara district, two relief camps were closed... 

Ethnic Clashes In North-East Redefine A Border Blurred By Years Of Friendship

Garo refugees in Meghalaya. Image Credit: Indian Express. Halesh Rabha, 56, of Noksarpara in East Garo Hills district of Meghalaya does not want to go back to his ancestral village, which he left a week ago. Neither does Hajan Singh Sangma of Puthimari in Assam. One is a Rabha tribal from Meghalaya,... 

Assam Issues Shoot-At-Sight Order To Quell Ethnic clashes

GUWAHATI, Jan 11: The Union government has sent 10 companies of paramilitary forces to the Assam-Meghalaya border even as the Assam government has issued a shoot-at-sight order to prevent escalation of ethnic violence between the Garos and the Rabhas of the two neighboring States. Chief Minister Tarun... 

The Myth Of Matriliny, Empowerment Still Eludes Meghalaya’s Women

At 25, Bris, a resident of Meghalaya, is the mother of 10 children with the eldest being a little over 10 years. Bris has no clue about how to prevent another pregnancy. Neither does her husband who, in any case, feels that having babies and looking after them is a ‘woman’s job’. It...