Maharashtra: Maoists Reverses

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

The uncertain gains that Maharashtra had secured in its campaigns against the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) through 2012 appear to have been further consolidated in the first half of 2013.

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J & K: Dangerous Disruption

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By Ajit Kumar Singh
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management

At least four persons were killed when Security Forces (SFs) opened fire on a violent group of protesters who attacked the Border Security Force (BSF) Dharam Camp in the Gool area of Ramban District on July 18, 2013. The deceased included a teacher at the Government Higher Secondary School, Manzoor Ahmed Shan, who was also the brother of a local National Conference leader, Dr. Shamshad Shan.

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J & K: Decisive Moment

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By Ajit Kumar Singh
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management

A day ahead of Prime Minister (PM) Manmohan Singh’s visit to the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) militants ambushed an Army convoy in the Hyderpora area of Srinagar, the summer capital of J&K, killing eight Army personnel and injuring 11, on June 24, 2013.

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Kashmir: Childhood Under Threat

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By Ashutosh Sharma

The children disabled by bloody conflict in Jammu and Kashmir are living without care and consideration—which they rightly deserve from the government and society 

To get over obsessive habits is always challenging especially when one has to negotiate with life after losing a body part. Sitting huddled in her mud-house, Syeda Kouser, a class XI student is also trying to come to grips with a new heartbreaking reality. She is scribbling on a notebook with her left hand—which used to be her non-dominant hand. A victim of conflict, Syeda lost her writing hand while fiddling unknowingly with an abandoned explosive device near her house.

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Kashmir: The Row On Article 370

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By Abdul Majid Zargar *

The latest row between L.K.Advani & Omar Abdullah over the abrogation of Article 370 is a case of left-over refrigated dish being reheated to be served afresh for a new feast-that is election 2014 through which the former aspires to become prime Minister while the latter, otherwise battling hard, to retain his chief Minsterial post. BJP Spokesman has even gone to the extent of saying that this article will be removed from the Indian Constitution once it comes to power.

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Manipur: Nagas: United Fragments

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By Veronica Khangchian
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

In another blow to Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland – Isak-Muivah’s (NSCN-IM’s) struggle for integration of Naga areas, a June 28, 2013, report indicates states that two Naga outfits operating in Manipur – the Manipur Naga Revolutionary Front (MNRF) and United Naga People’s Council (UNPC) have merged to form a new group, the Manipur Naga People’s Front (MNPF), with an armed wing, the Manipur Naga People’s Army (MNPA). This decision reportedly followed discussions on “the shaky condition of the present Naga revolutionaries.”

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Tamil Nadu: Problem Of Alcoholism Riding A Tiger

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By Syed Ali Mujtaba *

Alcoholism is becoming widespread problem in the Indian society and Tamil Nadu is no exception. The age of first exposure to alcohol in the state has dropped to 15 years. Added concern is the increasing numbers of women specially girls becoming addicted to alcohol. This trend is causing socio-economic problems but little is being done to arrest this social trend.

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