Opinion | After Bodo pact, will more quick-fix deals follow?
The Bodo deal came together quickly when four factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) signed up
After the rapid process that led to a peace deal with Bodo rebels on 27 January, there is naturally some speculation that three other conflicts in far-eastern India will soon be settled. One is the ongoing Naga peace process, which has been on a last-mile trot since mid-2019. The second involves Paresh Baruah, who leads the at-war ‘Independent’ faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA). The third is with half a dozen Manipuri rebel groups largely drawn from the majority Meitei community which in 2012 banded together under an expedient umbrella called CorCom, or Coordination Committee.