Delhi: Another Politics Is Possible

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By Prahlad Shekhawat *

The most significant outcome of the elections in the States were the massive win for the BJP in Rajasthan, but equally the historic breakthrough for alternative politics provided by the Aam Admi Party(AAP) in Delhi. There was wide spread cynicism about the political system, political culture and the belief that the space for genuine democracy and transparent elections , not dominated by money and muscle power, was shrinking.

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Delhi: Flyovers And The Congress Rout

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By Vidyadhar Date *

The rout of the Congress in the assembly elections in Delhi can be seen in the context of the form of development it is obsessed with. Chief minister Sheila Diskhit had promised to build double decker flyovers to win votes. The trouble is such an approach basically ignores the needs of common people.That partly explains the defeat of the Congress party.

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Kashmir: Understanding Article 370

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By Ram Puniyani *

Those gripped by religious nationalism are unable to understand the regional-ethnic aspirations of the people. Many an ultra-nationalist of different hues also fall into this trap many times. With formation of Indian nation the integration of regions like Himachal Pradesh, North Eastern States and Jammu & Kashmir created some challenging situations. Though in all these cases the challenges were met in different ways and are even now continuing to pose some issues of serious national concerns, but those related to Kashmir require some more pressing attention.

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Mizoram: Out of Sight

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By Veronica Khangchian
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

In the night of November 23, 2013, just ahead of the November 25 Mizoram Assembly Elections, at least three persons were abducted by the Tripura based National Liberation Front of Tripura (NLFT) from the Damparengpui village near the abandoned Chikha Anti-Poaching Camp inside the Dampa Tiger Reserve in the Mamit District of Western Mizoram, adjoining the Bangladesh-Tripura border.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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