Chhattisgarh: Speed Breakers

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

On September 10, 2015, a Police constable was injured when a pressure bomb laid by Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) exploded in Bijapur Valley, some five kilometres from Bijapur town towards Bhopalpattanam, as a squad of Security Force (SF) personnel was patrolling an under-construction road. Following the blast, the Maoists also opened fire on the SF personnel.

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Patel Rally: When Modi Turned Gujarat into Tiananmen Square

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The social media clampdown is evidence of doublespeak by a PM who is one of the principal advocates of the medium.

By Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay
 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been an admirer of the Chinese model for long. His endorsement of its economic and trade policies has been publically acknowledged over a considerable period. But the way the government has handled the ongoing Gujarat stir provides insight into how future agitations and dissenting movements are likely to be tackled by the government.

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J & K School Education Needs Urgent Reform

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By Masood Ali Mir

In order to have better results and to be purely and perfectly authentic to its purpose for which it has been created, there is a dear need of attention and reforms in certain areas of school education department if not the whole reformation and restructuring. To be up to the expectations of students, teachers, parents and the society of 21st century, the department has to re- adjust itself otherwise it will become irrelevant and obsolete. To be relevant it needs the immediate reforms in certain areas.

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Manipur: Separation Anxiety

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By Dennis Misao

The current crisis is more emotional than political. Take away the raw emotional undercurrent, and what you see are two sides of the same coin, each justifying and presenting its own side of the story.

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Nagaland: NSCN-K Unsettled Equations

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By Nijeesh N
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

At least five militants of the Khaplang faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-K) and three civilians were killed when troops of 23 Assam Rifles (AR) and 21 Para (Special Forces) Commandos reportedly laid an ambush along the Pangsha International Trade Centre, bordering Myanmar, in Tuensang District of Nagaland on August 28, 2015. NSCN-K later confirmed that among those killed were 'captain' Medoneizo Nakhro (Medo), 'lieutenant' Joseph Sumi, 'Chaplin' Robin Sumi, 'sergeant' Seipu Kuki, and 'under secretary of the civil wing’, Kukhavi Sumi. The three civilians killed in the incident were identified as Tokani, wife of ‘lieutenant’ Joseph Sumi; Enso Konyak and Anten Konyak, both from Yongkhao village in Mon District of Nagaland. They were accompanying the group. Two women and an Army trooper were also injured in the incident.

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Odisha: Shrinking Battlefront

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By Mrinal Kanta Das
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

Three Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and a civilian were killed and six BSF personnel, including an Assistant Commandant, were seriously injured in a Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) ambush at Palangarai ghat (ferry point) on Gurupriya River under the Chitrakonda Police Station limits in the Malkangiri District of Odisha early in the morning on August 26, 2015. According to reports, the BSF patrol party was returning to its base camp at Janbai, where a bridge is being built over Gurupriya River to provide connectivity to the cut-off area, when the Maoists first triggered a landmine blast and then opened indiscriminate fire.

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MAY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 10










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