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Bibhu Prasad Routray

Articles by Bibhu Prasad Routray

Red Bullets Over Ballots

Red Bullets Over Ballots

Apr 20, 2009 Bibhu Prasad Routray

The elections – peaceful or otherwise – will shortly be over, and a new government will installed at...

The Colour Red

The Colour Red

Oct 29, 2008 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Manipur has long been stained by the incessant bloodshed of its multiple and fratricidal insurgencies, but...

Majority V/s Minority

Majority V/s Minority

Oct 06, 2008 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Contrary to media reports, the current spate of violence is not about the overall problem of illegal...

Beginnings Of An End?

Beginnings Of An End?

Jun 13, 2008 Bibhu Prasad Routray

In the coming days, NSCN-IM is bound to see its popular support decline even further, even as peace in...

Beyond 'Spillovers'

Beyond 'Spillovers'

Mar 20, 2008 Bibhu Prasad Routray

While the conventional 'protracted war' is being played out by the Maoists in the impoverished eastern...

They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

They Came, They Saw, They Conquered

Feb 28, 2008 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Recent Naxal 'incidents' in Orissa underline the pathetic state of affairs in the state where some of the...

No End To Despair

No End To Despair

Dec 04, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Manipur's tragic and sustained downward spiral continues, reinforced by the collapse of the state government,...

The Itchy Backs

The Itchy Backs

Oct 18, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

The nexus, rooted in ethnicity, between establishment politicians and militants would be tragic if it had not...

Where The Farmers Commit Suicide...

Where The Farmers Commit Suicide...

Oct 04, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

And Naxals rule the roost: all the six Maoist-affected districts in Maharashtra fall in the Vidarbha region....

From Anarchy To Authoritarianism

From Anarchy To Authoritarianism

Aug 03, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Behind the rhetoric of reform and reconstruction, the interim administration is replacing the existing system...

The Black Widows Rule

The Black Widows Rule

Jun 28, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

A four year old militant outfit, with AK series rifles and a handful of Rocket Propelled Grenade launchers,...

Extortion Rules

Extortion Rules

Jun 19, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Manipur remains the third most violent theatre of conflict in the country, and has one of the most...

An Illusory Ceasefire

An Illusory Ceasefire

May 28, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

The now-customary extension of ceasefire with the NDFB notwithstanding, with each passing day the situation...

They Call It Peace

They Call It Peace

May 03, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Technically, there's a 'ceasefire' with both the principal insurgent groups, but Nagaland still registers...

No End To ULFA

No End To ULFA

Apr 26, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

ULFA, active since 1979, clearly has its back against the wall, but is adopting survival tactics which are...

Post Dynastic Democracy?

Post Dynastic Democracy?

Apr 18, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Sheikh Hasina has been barred by the country's military-backed interim government from returning home from...

The Enduring Shock

The Enduring Shock

Apr 13, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

The government figures show that fatalities in Maoist violence in Bihar have declined over the past three...

Uneasy Transformations

Uneasy Transformations

Mar 30, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Bangladesh's interim government moves swiftly, as six of the seven Jamaatul Mujaheedin Bangladesh (JBM)...

Lurching Towards A Crisis

Lurching Towards A Crisis

Mar 15, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

Mahato's killing could just be the starting point for the escalation of the Maoist 'people's war' through out...

Old Regime, Old Woes

Old Regime, Old Woes

Mar 05, 2007 Bibhu Prasad Routray

While the return of Congress's Ibobi Singh regime helps retain some element of stability in Manipur's fragile...