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Editorial: The conflict within

28/07/2021 01:23 PM | Click to read full article

The flaring of violence on the Assam-Mizoram border Monday that left six police personnel dead is enormously disturbing.  Northeast, inter-state border tensions are also a legacy of colonial times when British commercial interests dictated map-making and state-building.

Both Assam and Mizoram have been through long years of insurgency and are now slowly rebuilding their economies. Their leaders must nurture the peace, put in place institutional mechanisms to prevent breakdowns.