“Attacks on Christians” is one of the headlines about the recent clashes in Manipur. It is not surprising, because many churches and chapels were attacked and there are allegations of some Meitei sacred places being attacked, though one could not verify it. These incidents have given the conflict a communal colour but in reality it is a decades-old ethnic conflict resulting from the complex ethnic relations and land management systems of Manipur.Login to read more
The author is the former founder-director of the North Eastern Social Research Centre (NESRC), Guwahati. At present he is Senior Fellow and Researcher at NESRC working mainly on Conflict, Peace, and Displacement issues.