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Karbi Insurgency in Assam: The Way Forward

June 20, 2016
Karbi Insurgency in Assam: The Way Forward

Over the years, endless corruption, mismanagement of funds, and failure to devolve power to the people has completely jeopardised the unique Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), leading to the rise of Karbi insurgency.

Examining the Assam-Nagaland Border Crisis

August 21, 2014
Examining the Assam-Nagaland Border Crisis

These repeated incidents of border trouble and deaths bring into sharp focus the lack of serious border law enforcement. It is, therefore, critical that we do four important policy interventions fast.

Need for Inclusive Governance Structures in the North-East

December 17, 2014
Need for Inclusive Governance Structures in the North-East

The Centre must reiterate its commitment to uphold the Constitutional provisions enshrined in Article 371, expand the scope of the Sixth Schedule, and empower the autonomous council institutions in the North-East.

Why Bodo Violence Continues to Recur?

December 29, 2014
Why Bodo Violence Continues to Recur?

To prevent the recurring violence in Bodo areas, establish a land record system, improve the presence of both the state civil administration and the law enforcement agencies, and collate credible data on the flow of migrants.

Challenging Stereotypes: Reinventing the national discourse on the North East

May 16, 2014

If the larger goal is to understand the challenges of the North East, it would require a strong national narrative which reconciles its many identities and adds to the peace process. Till development in the North East is achieved the stereotypes will continue to gain traction in policy approaches.

Bodo violence: Contest for power and territory

May 09, 2014

It is imperative that the government immigration agencies generate reliable verified data on the number of people coming in from Bangladesh into Assam. It is also the government’s constitutional obligation to maintain the veracity of electoral rolls listing only citizens with the right to vote.

Need for action plan to counter KLO

February 28, 2014

The recent violent incidents carried out by the Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) in the sensitive eastern and north-eastern parts India have serious security implications. Conscious intervention of the centre in concert with the state governments of West Bengal and Assam and even Sikkim, as well as with cooperation of the Bhutan government is required at the earliest.

PM’s address to police chiefs: A Wake up Call

September 12, 2012

The Prime Minister’s address highlighted critical threats to internal security and expected counter-measures with the aim of refocusing the attention of the police forces on these vital issues.

Violence in the Bodo Areas: Deciphering the Causes

August 09, 2012

The need of the hour is to activate a clean and transparent record keeping of land by the state so that violence based on the fear of outsiders forcibly taking away the most precious commodity, land, can be effectively averted.

Assam in turmoil

July 25, 2012

The ongoing violence between the Bodos and the minority Muslim community is a result of increasing tensions over issues of land grab and illegal migration