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The Problem of Periphery

A short recollection on the difficulty of locating Manipur in conflict resolution, as it survives in a suffocating and peripheral corner as one of the provinces of the Indian state


We might find countless literature on conflict zones but in most of the cases, the reference is made from the perspective of a state and hardly from that of the constituents. Let’s see the issues and implications.

Any discourse on conflict resolution in Manipur tends to produce two sides:

if you are against the government and the army, then you are anti-India or you are too Manipur-centric. Some people would even ask which party we are affiliated  to or sympathise with. if you stand for the nation, then your political belief or indifference is highly questionable. In most cases, the second side belongs to ideology-challenged liberals, conformists and apolitical communities vis-à-vis contemporary Manipur.

Each situation comes with its share of justification but with objectionable reasons. For instance, if w…

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