Before criticising AFSPA, a full probe is necessary

News: Recently, the army operation resulted in the tragic death of 14 civilians in Nagaland, due to mistaken identity as insurgents. The incident occurred in a district inhabited by the Konyak tribe, who have generally been supportive of the government. Must read: Nagaland killings should prompt a broad rethink What was the response to the incident?… Continue reading Before criticising AFSPA, a full probe is necessary

Tackling the Maoists: On left-wing extremism

What is the news?  In a recent meeting, Union home minister noted that the geographical influence of the Maoists has reduced from 96 districts in 10 States in 2010 to 41 now. Two major Naxalite groups got merged into the proscribed Communist Party of India (Maoist). The organization is limited to the remote and densely forested terrains of central and east-central India. … Continue reading Tackling the Maoists: On left-wing extremism

Red menace: Despite successes, taking out the Maoist core will require smart security-cum-development strategy 

What is the news?  Recently, a meeting took place which was chaired by the Union home minister. This meeting highlighted the declining incidence of Maoist violence in the country. It marked an 82% decline in a decade. Also, over the same decade Maoist influence has shrunk from 96 to 53 districts, with ultras most active in just 25 districts… Continue reading Red menace: Despite successes, taking out the Maoist core will require smart security-cum-development strategy 

A guide to resolving Assam Mizoram border issue

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Resolving the Assam Mizoram border dispute Synopsis: Both Assam and Mizoram need to be sensitive to the historical context of the border issue. Only then they can hope to solve the present dispute. Background Read here: Assam-Mizoram border dispute – Explained Note: Before moving forward, please go through the above link… Continue reading A guide to resolving Assam Mizoram border issue

Who is a Bhumiputra in Goa, and why is the Opposition objecting to the new law?

Source: https://indianexpress.com Synopsis: The legislative assembly of Goa passed the Goa Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill, 2021 for giving ownership rights to Bhumiputra (son of the soil)’. However, the bill has been criticised by the opposition as it was passed in haste and reckless manner. Background: The legislative assembly of Goa passed the Goa Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill,… Continue reading Who is a Bhumiputra in Goa, and why is the Opposition objecting to the new law?