Assam: Surrender Saga

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By Giriraj Bhattacharjee
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

A total of 2,009 cadres of the Dilip Nunisa faction of Dima Halam Daogah (DHD-N) surrendered on March 9, 2013. Those who surrendered include 691 armed cadres (39 of them women) and 1,318 overground workers known as ‘public relations officers’. The cadres deposited a total of 144 assorted weapons, including AK-series assault rifles, Light Machine Guns (LMGs), M-16 rifles, grenade launchers, besides rockets, grenades, and 137 magazines and 4,408 rounds of ammunition. Dissolving the outfit, its ‘chairman’, Dilip Nunisa, pledged all cooperation with the Government for the implementation of ongoing development projects in the areas of the group’s influence.

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Bihar: Conflicting Approaches

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By Mrinal Kanta Das
Research Assistant, Institute for Conflict Management

The Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) engaged in several acts of violence in Bihar and Jharkhand during the 48-hour-bandh (shut down strike) on April 6-7, 2013, organised to protest against the killing of 10 of their cadres by the breakaway Tritiya Prastuti Committee (TPC) on March 27-28, 2013, in the Chatra District of Jharkhand. In fact, Maoist violence was somewhat higher in Bihar than in Jharkhand.

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J&K: Orchestrated Disorders

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By Ajit Kumar Singh
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management

Unsettled by the Deepening Peace in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), as well as the continuous and cumulative failures of the separatists to orchestrate disorders within J&K over the past two years and to revive a 2010 type ‘uprising’, Pakistan-backed separatists have been in search of an ‘event’ that could be exploited to create an environment of unrest and provoke intifada-like situation.

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Jharkhand: Escalating Dangers

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By Fakir Mohan Pradhan
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

Even as the Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) central committee member Arvind Singh alias Arvindji continued to fox the Security Forces (SFs) pursuing him in Jharkhand, the Maoists, in an attack in broad daylight on April 4, 2013, killed five personnel of the Jharkhand Armed Police (JAP) near a crowded bus shelter in Chainpur in Gumla District. The place is hardly 400 yards from the Chainpur Police Station and it was a busy weekly market day.

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Karnataka: Violence Against Christians

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By A Correspondent

More than 70 Christian Pastors told a People Tribunal in Bengaluru city today how a highly communalized Karnataka police arrested them and kept them confined in police stations or jails on false charges in league with hoodlums of the Sangh Parivar. Women too were also not spared. The Women victims broke down as they narrated the violence against them.

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Manipur: PLA Creating Subversive Synergy

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By Veronica Khangchian
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

In the morning of March 22, 2013, a trooper of the Assam Rifles (AR) was killed while another was injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered along the road side at Leirongthel Lamkhai under Yairipok Police Station in the Thoubal District of Manipur.

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Mizoram: Hidden Dangers

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By Veronica Khangchian
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management

On March 7 and 8, 2013, in a major arms haul - the biggest haul in Mizoram thus far and one of the biggest in the Northeast in recent years - the Mizoram Police and Assam Rifles seized 31 AK-47 assault rifles, one Singapore-made Light Machine Gun (LMG), one US-made Browning automatic rifle, 809 rounds of ammunition, and 32 magazines, from a farmhouse near the Lengpui Airport, on the outskirts of State capital, Aizawl.

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JULY 2018

Vol. 12 - No. 12










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