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INDIA: Denial Won’t Wish Away “Indian” Racism Against North Easterners

They did not speak Kannada, the language of the state they live in. They, therefore, were “legitimate” targets of violence in a city that has benefitted the most from India’s shift from Nehruvian Socialism to free market economy. The fact that they contribute to the city, and the province’s income,... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland

Once conflict starts in the developing world, it is a protracted process. Numerous countries in Asia and Africa have endured decades of armed conflict. Other countries have lived under the permanent menace of political violence. Indeed, in many countries ceasefires and peace accords have resulted in... 

The Meiteis’ Demand For Scheduled Tribe

There seems to be no sign of a let up in the upsurge of tribals’ sentiment, since the past several weeks, against the demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status by the majority Meitei community in the northeast Indian state of Manipur. Spearheaded by the Scheduled Tribe Demand Committee of Manipur (STDCM),... 

Microfinance Program In North-East India

A microfinance customer of Ujjivan Financial Services, a Bangalore-based Microfinance Institution. Image Credit: Microfinance Focus. Microfinance program, such as the SHG-BLP, has been extending credit to poor households using innovative delivery approach like group lending. In spite of being successful,... 

Senior Citizens Call For NH-53 Development

IMPHAL, Oct 14: The Senior Citizens for Society (SCS) Manipur has urged the authorities concerned to develop Imphal–Jiribam section of NH-53 to the standard of a National Highway without any further delay. Speaking to media persons at Nagamapal here this afternoon, SCS president N Binoy noted that... 

A Comparative Analysis Of Naga, Mizo And Meitei Insurgencies

The word insurgency, despite its rampant use in the modern day, has not been given a separate entry in the Oxford Dictionary of English Language until recently.1 It equalizes insurgents as ‘˜rebels’. The Encyclopedia of Social Sciences too does not include it as an independent item. The...