Can New Delhi bring peace to the northeastern state of Manipur? | TV Shows

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Violence between ethnic groups has permeated the area since early May.

India’s northeastern region is landlocked and says it relies heavily on New Delhi for its budgets.

But it is also a strategically important border region and home to various ethnic, religious and linguistic groups.

The states include Manipur.

It has suffered ethnic tensions and conflict between armed separatist movements for decades.

Competing groups fight over territory, resources and identity.

It is now experiencing the worst violence seen since the 1990s.

More than 100 people were killed and tens of thousands displaced.

India has deployed thousands of security personnel.

So how did ethnic tension escalate into violence?

And can New Delhi end the conflict?

Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

Guests: Bhagat Oinam – Professor at Jawaharlal Nehru University and chairman of the Special Center for the Study of Northeast India

Ngamjahao Kipgen – Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Subir Bhaumik – Journalist covering the state of Manipur and author of two books on Northeast India: Insurgent Crossfire and Troubled Periphery

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