There is much debate on who falls in this bracket. Many communities want to be recognised as indigenous. This often leads to inter-ethnic conflicts and turmoil.
21 Jul 2022
Independent India has followed the British land revenue administration model in Manipur and this has led to friction among the ethnic communities in the region.
22 Jun 2022
Identity is a shifting target and is therefore difficult to pin down. Its awareness begins with the fundamental question “who am I?”
27 May 2022
Modern cartographic exercises are not always congruent with the notions of territory of indigenous communities living in these areas.
02 May 2022
While the generalisation of the five poll results are understandable, one should realise that each were fought and won on different issues and using varied strategies.
01 Apr 2022
The ruling party was the last to release its manifesto and list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. What led to this?
26 Feb 2022
Could Manipur’s statehood history have taken a different trajectory? Would its protest culture be any different had it been given full statehood with honour in 1949 itself?
27 Jan 2022
It needs to be clarified that AFSPA and the Army are not synonymous. Therefore the general revulsion for this Act in the Northeast is not tantamount to an equal dislike for the Army.
06 Jan 2022
The AFSPA gives sweeping powers to Central armed forces in areas where the Act is promulgated and protects them from persecution in courts and the danger from this is obvious.
10 Dec 2021
Despite scepticism that the renaming could have been done for political gains, there is hope that the peripheries of India may now have a way out of history’s blind spot.
23 Nov 2021
Many new entrants who are tipped to win have decided that their best prospects for bagging ministerial positions would be as mercenaries aligned with small parties.
25 Oct 2021
Rimland and heartland nations have very different perceptions of security. It is important for heartland ones to have a sense of control over areas just beyond their borders
13 Mar 2021
The interlocutor in the Naga peace talks has revealed a possible solution. But there are concerns about the Centre’s concessions
15 May 2018