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Rhetoric-ing On Insurgency, It’s Playing With Us, Too

Insurgency anywhere in the world—Asia, Africa, Latin America—has a primary cause: deficiency of political legacy in the system. This is a serious challenge to the political system. And finding a solution to the issue democratically, may need structural changes in the system. The causes of the deficiency... 

As India Rises, Northeast State Wracked By Chaos

In his years as a police officer in the badlands of Manipur, Khaidem Muhi had his weapon seized by insurgents so many times that he was banned from the force for 12 years. Back on the job last month, the 50-year-old was guarding the home of a government official when a homemade grenade, tossed from a... 

Plebiscite Call Picks Up Velocity

IMPHAL, Mar 17: The call for plebiscite to resolve the Indo-Manipur conflict is steadily gaining momentum with a public meeting endorsing earlier resolutions adopted during similar public meetings that people should be taken into confidence while resolving     the conflict situation. The public meeting... 

Differences Between Terrorism And Insurgency

Terrorism in Mumbai, India If no single definition of terrorism produces a precise, unambiguous description, we can approach the question by eliminating similar activities that are not terrorism, but that appear to overlap. For the U.S. military, two such related concepts probably lead to more confusion... 

Extortion Hinders Business Growth In Manipur

How can anybody do good business in a situation of constant threat and illegal trade practices? This is exactly what is happening in Manipur, a state plagued by the constant extortion from the insurgent groups. The dealers in the IT industry are often ‘˜taxed’ by the insurgent groups to...