Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Localised autocracy in the northeast
The Navhind Times, a paper based in Goa, carries an opinion piece on the northeast. In it, the authors argue that the centre is happy to see the continuation of localised autocracy in the northeast given that region's relatively small electoral punch. It notes that while cross-border cooperation has seen an abatement of insurgent activity in the region in recent times, this policy of managing, rather than seeking to remedy, the many and complicated grievances of the northeast means that insurgent activity could again flourish.