Insurgencies are defeated by democratic politics, not force4 min read 19 Dec 2021, 09:49 PM IST
Structural changes in political power sharing could achieve what the overuse of AFSPA has not
The debate over providing Indian armed forces with special powers to carry out domestic counter-insurgency operations has been rejoined following the terrible killings at Oting, Nagaland. It is an important debate, not only to hold state authorities accountable for their actions, but also, more fundamentally, to review how the democratic Indian republic holds together its mind-bogglingly diverse population.
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