Land plays the main role in the conflict. The friction between the tribes in the northeastern state has a lot to do with how each community views the possession of land.
Speedier anticipation of potential trouble could have prevented the violence in Manipur. But the government’s blunders continue, and have grave and ugly consequences.
The TMC boss wondered why the Centre never bothered to send central teams to Manipur, where ethnic strife has claimed over 160 lives so far.