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Why peace and stability remain elusive in Manipur

Merely calling a special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, a demand by both Meitei civil society organisations and the Congress Party, is unlikely to chart a path to peace in Manipur

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance has a brute majority – 52 seats out of 60 -- in the legislative assembly

Bharat Bhushan New Delhi
Merely calling a special session of the Manipur Legislative Assembly, a demand by both Meitei civil society organisations and the Opposition Congress Party, is unlikely to chart a path to peace in Manipur. The frailty of the legislative process, problems in the government's proposed resettlement programme and its failure to discipline armed Meiti groups are issues that must be addressed first.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance has a brute majority – 52 seats out of 60 -- in the legislative assembly. The Meitei civil society organisations are one with Chief Minister N Biren Singh
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First Published: Aug 28 2023 | 11:15 AM IST

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