By Samir Kumar Das

ISBN-10: 1932728686

ISBN-13: 9781932728682

This monograph examines the position of civil society teams in peace development in 3 clash areas in India's Northeast--Assam, Naga Hills/Nagaland, and Mizo Hills/Mizoram. those political conflicts are advanced with each one clash representing a cacophony of competing, frequently zero-sum calls for. In investigating the function of civil society teams, the examine distinguishes among legit (between the govt of India and sure rebel corporations) and unofficial peace approaches on the neighborhood point that makes coexistence of numerous groups attainable regardless of the continued violence. those techniques mirror very other ways of addressing clash and defining the position of civil society teams in peace construction. within the legit peace procedure, the function of civil society teams is to convey fighters to the negotiating desk, set forth probably agreeable ceasefire phrases, and recommend attainable settlements. The emphasis is on discovering suggestions on the macro point within the trust that payment also will result in answer of micro point difficulties. against this the position of civil society teams within the unofficial approaches is to always negotiate throughout ethnic limitations and give the opportunity for rival groups to dwell jointly within the related village, locality, or local. Compromise is needed at each point for clash solution. well known tasks additionally support insulate the overall inhabitants from insurgent teams. The respectable and unofficial peace methods frequently continue on parallel tracks with minimal impression on one another. it will be significant for the 2 approaches to be hooked up. For civil society teams to be more suitable in peace construction, they need to be socially built-in and increase synergy with different parts and stakeholders.

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Insofar as civil society organizations of the region are forced to cast themselves in relation to these Conflict and Peace in India’s Northeast 21 dyadic modules, they too find it difficult to transcend the barriers of their own ethnicities and community identities. The PCG could not address the problem of lack of trust that both sides had for them. Given ULFA’s earlier record of breaking off talks even after the release of their arrested leaders, the government probably considered it far too risky to act merely on the basis of ULFA’s verbal commitments.

The Mizo Accord has been described as the “only accord that has not fallen apart or spawned violent breakaway groups” (Ghosh 2001: 234). Peace accords, according to Nunthara, become successful wherever the parties signing them act as homogeneous subjects and schisms internal to each of them are substantially reduced—if not eliminated. Each party speaking in many voices only complicates the conflict instead of resolving it. Nunthara defines “entrenchment” as a process whereby such constitutive ambiguities associated with the formation of an ethnic subject considered eligible for signing an accord with the speaking in many state are reduced and avoided (Nunthara voices only complicates 2002).

With an outburst in hostilities between the security forces and the Naga underground forces, the Council of Nagaland Baptist Churches (CNBC) held a convention in Wokha from January 31 to February 2, 1964. This convention unanimously resolved to request the Government of India and the underground Federal Government of Nagaland to negotiate with a Peace Mission that the Council had formed with members comprising B. P. Chaliha (then the Chief Minister of Assam), Jaya Prakash Narayan (the noted Gandhian leader), and Rev.

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