Women’s Social Movements of North East India

Recently, the 19th Meira Paibi Numit was observed in Manipur. Meira Paibi or Women Torchbearers is a women’s social movement in Manipur. This movement was launched in 1980s against the AFPSA Act imposed in the state. We note here that Manipuri women are perhaps the most politically empowered in India and this state has witnessed […]

Non-lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR)

During the Atal Bihari Vajpayee rule, the union ministries were mandated to spend 10% of their budget allocations for the development of North-Eastern region. However, in case the ministries failed to spend the said amount for north-east development purpose, those unspent funds would be diverted to a Non-lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR). Thus, NLCPR […]

Land as a factor of Assam’s Instability

Assam has been a centre of conflict amongst its communities and most of the issues emanate from land allocations which took place during British Raj. The demand for different pockets of land like the Naga demand for homeland, etc. Bodos which is the largest and indigenous community, has been bestowed with Special Land Rights and […]