Clashes between police and protesters in Guwahati (Assam) were widely reported yesterday. Two people were killed in the violence, which was sparked by protests against the eviction of squatters in and around the city.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Bibhu Prasad Routray has published an article reflecting on the downturn in violence in Assam in 2010-11. He argues that cooperation with neighbouring states and attacking insurgent groups' leaders has been instrumental in the improved situation. He downplays the importance of peace talks (which have been getting much press over recent months) and security force operations.