The elections – peaceful or otherwise – will shortly be over, and a new government will installed at Delhi. The Maoists threat will remain among the most significant challenges it will have to confront
Contrary to media reports, the current spate of violence is not about the overall problem of illegal migration from Bangladesh. It is about Bodo aspiration to secure or sustain their majority in areas in and adjoining the Bodo heartland.
In the coming days, NSCN-IM is bound to see its popular support decline even further, even as peace in Nagaland remains miles away. Muivah, NSCN-IM's M, has already started talking about exercising the 'back to the jungle' option
While the conventional 'protracted war' is being played out by the Maoists in the impoverished eastern Vidarbha region of the state, a silent operation is on in the flourishing western industrial townships.
Recent Naxal 'incidents' in Orissa underline the pathetic state of affairs in the state where some of the police stations in remote locations have been locked up, as police personnel have simply fled...
Behind the rhetoric of reform and reconstruction, the interim administration is replacing the existing system of parliamentary democracy with a radical-authoritarian regime under the pretext of curing the evident 'ills of democracy'