Two Towns Face The Fallout As Himalayan Glaciers Melt

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By Daniel Grossman

For two towns in northern India, melting glaciers have had very different impacts — one town has benefited from flowing streams and bountiful harvests; but the other has seen its water supplies dry up and now is being forced to relocate.

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Nagaland: The Dimapur Lynch Mob

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And Violence of Hurt Sentiments

By People's Alliance for Democracy and Secularism

On 5th March a man was dragged out of the Central Prison in Dimapur in Nagaland by a mob. He was paraded naked on the streets of the town for hours while the crowd beat him up, took pictures and uploaded them on the internet. After seven kilometers of public torture he was tied to the City Clock Tower in the center of the town and beaten to death.

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Assam: Lost Opportunities

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

Unidentified militants hurled a grenade at the house of a businessman, identified as Biren Agarwal, located in the market area of Sepon village in Sivasagar District, killing his younger brother, Situ Agarwal, and their driver, Dimbeswar Bhuyan, on February 13, 2015. The locals claimed that the Independent faction of United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA-I), which remains active in the area, had recently demanded extortion money from the businessman’s family. The family had refused to make the payment.

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Delhi: AAP As A Start-up And The New 'App'

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By Anand Teltumbde *

The Aam Aadmi Party is quite like a technology start-up that gives established giants a run for their money with its agile business model, nimbleness and ability to innovate. Will it create the new 'App', the new democratic paradigm that people are longing for?

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Kerala: The Maoists Gather

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) has owned responsibility for a series of violent actions in Kerala towards the end of 2014 and beginning 2015, for which authorities had earlier ‘suspected’ Maoist involvement. In the latest issue of People’s March (Vol.13, No 3, Jan-March 2015), the Maoists claim,

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Northeast: The Troubles Endure

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

Insurgencies in India's Northeast have seen repeated cycles of reverses and resurgence. Most States in the region remain poorly governed and, on a wide range of parameters… The recent conflagrations in Assam have demonstrated clearly that, however significant the gains of the state in a particular theatre, there is no space for the pattern of administrative incompetence, political corruption and neglect that has characterized governance in the Northeast - and, increasingly, much of India as well. The enemy waits, close at hand.

SAIR Volume 11, No. 34, February 25, 2013.

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Telangana: Maoist Ebb

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

After a protracted political slug fest and acrimonious protests, the new State of Telangana was created on June 2, 2014, bifurcating Andhra Pradesh. According to the arrangement, Hyderabad will remain the joint capital for both the States for ten years, after which Andhra Pradesh will have its own capital and Hyderabad will be transferred entirely to Telangana. While Telangana has 10 Districts, the residuary Andhra Pradesh has 13. Interestingly, even as the undivided Andhra Pradesh successfully broke the backbone of Maoist movement in the State, the Maoists managed retain a shadow of their presence in the State. That shadow remains visible in Telangana.

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West Bengal: Maoist Decimation

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By Deepak Kumar Nayak
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

The Maoists, who were rampaging across the Jungal Mahal region of West Bengal in 2009-10, appear to be in no position to do anything to revive the movement in the State after the body blows that they suffered with the killing of politburo member Mallojula Koteswara Rao aka Kishanji, on November 24, 2011. Maoist activities have come to complete halt in the State since then. According to partial data collected by the South Asia Terrorism Portal (SATP), West Bengal recorded zero fatalities in all categories in 2014 and, so far, in 2015. According to Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) data, not even a single incident of Maoist violence was recorded in West Bengal in 2014, while just one incident was recorded in 2013.

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'India's Daughter': BBC Documentary

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'India's Daughter Banned?' It Should be Compulsory Viewing By Shobhaa De

Dealing With Reality: By Shalu Nigam

A Victim Of Corporate Media War?: By Vidya Bhushan Rawat

Muzzling India’s Daughters: By Farzana Versey

A Short Note On ‘India's Daughter':  By V. Arun Kumar

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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