Disturbed valley: a case of protracted armed conflict situation in Northeast India

Rameshchandra Ningthoujam


India’s northeastern region has been experiencing the least known but one of the longest-lasting armed conflict situation in South Asia. New Delhi government has been trying to control the situation through some restrictive or economic incentives such as the Armed Forces Special Power Act-1958 (AFSPA) or the Look East Policy (LEP) and others. However, these policies have been contested by many of the human rights activists, civil societies for their disruptive character, who have unmasked the disruptive substance of human rights violation and the militaristic developmentalism. The proposed paper will rather be a tour d’ horizon of India’s political dispensation at its northeastern frontier in general and Manipur in particular, that shapes the political affairs of this region since India’s Independence.

Published online: 11 December 2017


armed conflict; northeast India; AFSPA-1958; LEP; militaristic developmentalism; human rights; Manipur

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18543/aahdh-11-2013pp185-205


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