The Arena Perspectives and analysis from the Centre's commentators and scholars.
The Naga Hoho, the apex civil society body of the Nagas, while striving for a unified Naga identity, has been fighting a losing battle to bring about reconciliation among the several factions of Naga militias divided along tribal lines or factional loyalties that override ethnicity. The major challenge towards building a cohesive political unit is a fragmented identity engaged in internecine strife with bloodied consequences, which is in opposition to the larger Naga identity, says Namrata Goswami.
If the Delhi gang rape was all about ‘how can this happen in India’, the messages from Western perspectives on Badaun seem to suggest, ‘this can happen only in India’. Swati Parashar calls for delinking the anger surrounding sexual violence against women from the development debate, and points out that the former is rooted more in a patriarchal society’s fallacies over the place of women in society.
Despite a lack of resources and party structure, the Aam Aadmi Party’s impressive entry into Punjab politics was because they raised issues that are of importance to the people, breaking the hold of the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party alliance and the Congress, says Jagrup Singh Sekhon , analysing data from a Lokniti-CSDS post-poll survey conducted in Punjab.