Electoral Dynamics in India: A Study of Nagaland

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Amer, Moamenla (2014)
  • Publisher: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research
  • Journal: Journal Of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (issn: 2319-5614, eissn: 2319-5614)
  • Subject: Social Sciences; Department of Political Sciences | Electoral Dynamics , India

Since the 50s, Nagaland has endured a relentless fluctuation between elevated violence and hopes of peace. The state has been besieged by decades of armed conflict and unrest over the Naga peoples right to self determination which was invoked on the basis of their distinct identity and unique history. The Naga conflict began with Indias Independence in 1947. The Naga leaders not only resented the subdivision of their traditional homeland, without the consent and knowledge of the Naga people, between India and Burma by the British and Indian hands, but rebelled their incorporation with the new India nation state. When their demand was rejected by the Indian state, they headed for the jungles and started a guerrilla campaign for independence. In the face of unabated armed conflict, the Indian government to repress the movement typically responded with a reinvigorated security presence and operations
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