Geography of Insurgency—Contextualization of Ethno-Nationalism in Northeast India
Leishipem Khamrang*
Royal Thimphu College, Thimphu, Bhutan.
DOI: 10.4236/jss.2015.36017   PDF   HTML   XML   3,470 Downloads   4,890 Views   Citations


Northeast India has been plagued by insurgency related violence and conflicts for many decades. The greater threat and concern have been, however, the rising regional tensions albeit promulgation of series of insurgency crack-down policies by successive central and state governments since the 1950s. To contain insurgency activities, new winning formulas have been announced occasionally, promising incentives or job to the surrenderees, with events of surrendering insurgent’s ceremonies yet several newer insurgents and splinter groups have been formed. The volatile state power relations intrigue the entire geopolitical condition and create space for development of newer geographical landscape of conflict thereby turning the region to one of the most sensitive regions in India. The paper is an attempt to examine the emergence of insurgency movements, the nature of contextualization insurgency activities and spatial conflict in Northeast India in the backdrop of the contesting state power relation.

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Khamrang, L. (2015) Geography of Insurgency—Contextualization of Ethno-Nationalism in Northeast India. Open Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 103-113. doi: 10.4236/jss.2015.36017.

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