The atrocious act of arson at the Manipur State Central Library where all of its more than 1,45,000 books were destroyed on April 13, 2005 is just the latest in the storm of revivalism blowing across the violence-wracked state.
So now finally the home minister has come out with another half-hearted statement today, but he still has little to offer to the aggrieved protestors, nor indeed, does his ministry seem to have a coherent policy. Updat
The army moved to the Myanmar border under cover for Indian elections, but an anticipated Bhutan-type operation against insurgents doesn't seem to be in the offing. The reason? Myanmar's military junta.
The kidnap and murder of an eight-year-old school girl, Lungnila Elizabeth, leads to reflection cutting across all barriers, even those between the Naga Hills and the Meitei Valley. The message is loud and clear: there is no rationalising this barbar
Some can't fight, so they do it through their proxies; the law is absent; the government abdicates, having disarmed its police at places, so any wonder then that in such a vacuum, parallel structures of governments should sprout up and assert themsel