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

  • Rameshchandra Ningthoujam
Keywords: armed conflict, northeast India, AFSPA-1958, LEP, militaristic developmentalism, human rights, Manipur


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


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Author Biography

Rameshchandra Ningthoujam
PhD Candidate, International and Intercultural Studies, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao, Spain
How to Cite
Ningthoujam, Rameshchandra. 2017. “Disturbed Valley: A Case of Protracted Armed Conflict Situation in Northeast India”. Deusto Journal of Human Rights, no. 11 (December), 185-205. https://doi.org/10.18543/aahdh-11-2013pp185-205.