Meghalaya: Continuing Irritants

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By M. A. Athul
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

On May 7, 2015, Security Forces (SFs) killed a suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militant, identified as ‘lieutenant’ Sanjay alias Gobat Gambat, in the Tapa Darengchi area of North Garo Hills District. One pistol was recovered from the incident site.

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Nagaland: Rudderless Process, Aimless Violence

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

As the violent incidents of last few months suggest, NSCN-K's decision to
unilaterally call off the ceasefire, the split within its ranks, and the Union
Government’s failure to make any progress with regard to talks with
NSCN-IM, could lead to greater violence in Nagaland and neighboring
northeastern states. SFs, who had enjoyed clear respite from terror, will,
in particular, face the brunt of escalating violence, if these developments
continue. Intelligence inputs predict a spike in hit-and-run attacks on SFs
over the coming days, particularly by NSCN-K militants operating from across
the Indo-Myanmar border.

SAIR Volume 13, No. 41, April 13, 2015

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Tripura: Final Consolidation

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

The Tripura Government on May 27, 2015, announced its recommendation to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (UMHA) to issue a notification for the withdrawal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, and the Disturbed Areas Act (DAA), 1967, from the State. The decision followed a go ahead from security agencies in the State.

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Rajasthan: The New Killing Field Of Dalits

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By Samar

Outraged, angry or dejected, how should one react to the most recent case of brutal killing of Dalits in Nagaur district Rajasthan? Most recent, because it was not the first one and howsoeve much one would want otherwise, this would not be the last one. The ones crushed to death by tractors of the so called upper caste were not the first one to die, the ‘upper caste’ people have set a Dalit family on fire on 18 February this year as well and thus burnt an elderly woman alive. Incidentally, that murder too was committed over a land dispute.

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JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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