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Making A Deal For Manipur

Positions have hardened to the point of great imminent violence in the state: there may not be a Manipur as we know it. A file photo of NSCN (I-M) cadres. The greatest bulwark against an NSCN (I-M) assault is the Indian Army, its adjunct force Assam Rifles and paramilitaries like the Central Reserve... 

Black Day Solemnly Observed At Sadar Hills

Black Day observed at Sadar Hills. (Image Credit: The Sangai Express) KANGPOKPI, Sep 13: The Kuki Black Day or Sahnit Ni was observed in Sadar Hills to mark the deaths of Kuki people killed during the ethnic clash which broke out in the 1990s. People clad in black abstained from daily activities. Black... 

The Kuki-Naga Conflict In The Light Of Recent Publications II

Some Critical Observations on the Recent Books Recently two doctoral theses on the Kuki–Naga conflict have been published as books. Singh (2008: x–xi) identifies the Kuki–Naga conflict as an ‘extension of the conflict due to the claim over a territory as one’s own exclusive homeland by ethnic... 

The Kuki-Naga Conflict In The Light Of Recent Publications

This brief article critically reviews various recent essays and publications on the Kuki–Naga conflict of the 1990s. The conflict has resulted in uprooting hundreds of villages, with the loss of more than a thousand lives, destruction of valuable properties and internal displacement. While British... 

Guns Boom At Ukhrul Again: 1 Police Commando Killed, 2 Hurt In Ukhrul Attacks

IMPHAL/UKHRUL, Sep 9: A one police commando personnel was killed while two others sustained serious injuries when suspected NSCN-IM cadres attacked them at two different places along Imphal-Ukhrul road today. Meanwhile, the State Government has strongly condemned the ambush in Ukhrul district on State... 

Uneasy Calm Reigns Ukhrul, AR Holds Flag March

UKHRUL, Aug 31: Following the violent confrontation between civilians and security forces yesterday which left two civilians dead apart from injuring 26 civilians and security forces, an uneasy calm prevails in Ukhrul town. After the district administration requisitioned paramilitary forces, 41 Assam... 

2 Protesters Killed, Over 10 Injured By Manipur Armed Forces; Situation In Ukhrul Tense

Mass rally at Ukhrul district headquarters in Manipur protesting the imposition of Section 144 of CrPC. (Image Credit: Protest Against SEC 144 Crpc Promulgation in Ukhrul) At least three protesters were killed and 10 others injured by Manipur State Commandos and Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) during... 

Politics Of Ethnic Conflict In Manipur

This article analyses the conflict between the Kuki and Naga ethnic groups in the state of Manipur in North East India and attempts to understand why tensions arose in the first place and remain today between the two ethnic groups despite the formal cessation of hostilities in 1997. This ethnic conflict... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland III

Lived Experiences: Impact of Conflict on Women While all these were happening, the Naga women were still trying to make sense of the conflict. Nira Yuval-Davis once stated that women have a dualistic relationship with the state: “On the one hand women are always included, at least to some extent, in... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland II

Governance through Extraordinary Powers: The Armed Forces Special Powers Act One of the preferred modes of governance in Nagaland and Manipur for the Indian government in the last century was through extraordinary powers. AFSPA was a takeoff, with certain modifications, from the Armed Forces (Special... 

Inner Line Permit

When a smaller entity gets merged to a bigger entity, it will face danger of losing its identity though it will have the advantage of belonging to a bigger one. Manipur’s position is similar. The advantage it gets after merger, of protection or employment in small measure etc is offset by the threat... 

Ganja Jaunts : A Theory Of Manipur

Here is a question which is never going to come up in any competitive examination: What’s common about Nagas’ Alternative Arrangement, Kukis’ Homestate demand, Meiteis’ claim for ST status, and a bomb blast in front of the almost fortified CM’s bungalow, nearing Independence Day? The answer... 

Is Shared Sovereignty The Future Of Nagaland?

Globalization and inter-dependence have pushed Naga rebels to reassess their goals. Is peace within reach, asks Avalok Langer Naga rebel leaders with flag. Image Credit: Tehelka FOR 64 YEARS, the Naga struggle for sovereignty has been based on the idea of ‘urra uvie (our land belongs to us)’. Over...