By Samir Kumar Das
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 complicated with each one clash representing a cacophony of competing, usually zero-sum calls for. In investigating the position of civil society teams, the examine distinguishes among respectable (between the govt of India and sure rebel agencies) and unofficial peace tactics on the neighborhood point that makes coexistence of various groups attainable regardless of the continued violence. those techniques replicate very alternative ways of addressing clash and defining the function of civil society teams in peace construction. within the legitimate peace approach, the function of civil society teams is to convey fighters to the negotiating desk, set forth in all likelihood agreeable ceasefire phrases, and recommend attainable settlements. The emphasis is on discovering ideas on the macro point within the trust that payment also will bring about solution of micro point difficulties. against this the position of civil society teams within the unofficial techniques is to consistently negotiate throughout ethnic obstacles and give the chance for rival groups to reside jointly within the similar village, locality, or local. Compromise is needed at each point for clash solution. well known tasks additionally aid insulate the final inhabitants from insurgent teams. The authentic and unofficial peace methods usually continue on parallel tracks with minimal effect on one another. it will be important for the 2 tactics to be attached. For civil society teams to be more desirable in peace development, they have to be socially built-in and increase synergy with different components and stakeholders.
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The anti-ceasefire-extension agita- 33 34 Samir Kumar Das tion that rocked the whole of Imphal Valley and set almost all government establishments of Manipur’s capital, including the Legislative Assembly, ablaze in 2001 was reportedly spearheaded and organized by some of the leading ethnic Meitei 19 militant groups active in the area. Although Naga civil society is commendably strong, and few human rights violations go unreported in Nagaland, it seems that the Nagas have not had any enduring communication, let alone interaction, with the neighboring Meitei society since then.
This agreement was not acceptable to a section of rebels, and Laldenga gradually backed out of it saying that it was “an understanding” and not “an agreement” (Nag 2002). As military operations resumed, Laldenga again offered to negotiate and agreed to find a solution within the framework of the Indian Constitution. When he was summoned by the home minister to state his demands, he was reportedly “evasive” and passed a decision on to his organization. The government found him “untrustworthy” and asked him to leave the country by July 6, 1977.
Moreover, members of the PCG, drawn from various sectors of society, are often not in accord in the course of talks. The government’s insistence on holding direct talks with ULFA must be read as a continuation of its past policy of completely bypassing civil society institutions, and helps only to erode the credibility of the PCG as a plausible stakeholder in the ongoing peace talks. 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.