Monday :: Jan 26, 2009

Developing A Framework to Understand and Develop Working Solutions to Major Conflicts: The Case of Mizoram (India) - Part 4


by eriposte

[BACKGROUND: In the Introduction to this series, I discussed its objective - namely, to develop a simplified, generic framework to discuss major conflicts - including their root causes, the conditions under which they continue and the conditions under which they could be resolved successfully in the long term. The example used to develop this framework is the secessionary conflict in the Indian state of Mizoram that lasted roughly two decades before Mizoram became the 23rd state of India in 1986. In Part 1, I highlighted the origins of the Mizo struggle - the main trigger and the additional, exacerbating factors that eventually ignited the violent conflict between the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the Indian Government in 1966. In Part 2, I discussed the Mizo insurgency and the key factors that prolonged it. In Part 3, I briefly synthesized the major issues that were integral to the initiation and continuation of the conflict into a simple framework that allows us to conceptually understand the nature of this conflict and its eventual resolution.]

In this post, I focus on the series of actions and changes that occurred over a period of almost 2 decades that eventually brought the Mizo conflict to a peaceful and relatively satisfactory end. (NOTE: I've collected all references at the end of the post; all emphasis in this post is mine.)

Here is where we were circa late 1960s and early 1970s:

The actions of the Mizo National Front (MNF) insurgents (such as the violent attacks against Government offices, installations and workers, as well as some terrorist-style killings of civilians not supporting their violent approach) and some of the countermeasures of the Indian Government (such as aerial bombing of civilian areas in major towns, excesses against civilians by some of the military forces, wide-scale burning of homes and agricultural stocks in villages and the forcing of big chunks of the rural civilian population into barricaded areas with restricted access such that they became dependent on Government aid for survival) generally reduced the broader Mizoram civilian population to a terrible condition. The MNF, that had previously established considerable credibility with the local Mizo population in the aftermath of the famine, figured they had nothing to lose because they felt the Indian Government didn't really want to address the most pressing needs of the Mizo population. The position of the violent faction within the MNF was that peaceful negotiations did not work - hence, they resorted to violence as their solution. It wasn't until a few years into the conflict that the first signs would emerge that the leader of the MNF (Pu Laldenga) sought to come back to the negotiating table. The Indian Government felt that it had everything to lose if the insurgency gained the upper hand. Its military strategy suggests that it was operating from the premise that there was no choice but to wipe out the MNF and send a clear message to the civilian population that supporting the MNF in any manner would backfire in a major way. While the Government remained open to negotiations with non-violent moderate groups as long as complete independence for Mizoram was not on the table, for a while it refused to negotiate with the MNF guerillas as long as there was a threat of violence or terrorism. As a result, for a period of time it seemed like there was no hope to solve the conflict and build a peaceful and prosperous future for the Mizos.

[An interesting side note: The challenges of dealing with Mizo insurgency eventually led the Indian Government to create the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School (CIJWS), in Vairengte, Mizoram, in 1970 - a somewhat unique training facility in the world where many international troops, including U.S. Green Berets - have trained in recent years].

Here is where Mizoram ended up circa 2007 [1]:

The leaders of the Mizo National Front (MNF) had made a spectacularly successful transition; once insurgents in the jungle, they were now politicians in the Secretariat, put there by the ballot box. Peace had brought its own dividend in the form of water pipelines, roads and, above all, schools. By 1999 Mizoram had overtaken Kerala as India's most literate state. The integration with the mainland was proceeding apace; Mizos were learning ... Hindi, and watching and playing the national game, cricket. And since they also spoke fluent English (the state's own official language), young Mizos, men as well as women, found profitable employment in the growing service sector, in hotels and airlines in particular. Mizoram's chief minister, Zoramthanga, was speaking of making his territory the 'Switzerland of the East'. In this vision, tourists would come from Europe and the Indian mainland while the economy would be further boosted by trade with neighbouring Burma and Bangladesh. The Mizos would supply these countries with fruit and vegetables and buy fish and chicken in exchange. Zoramthanga was also canvassing for a larger role in bringing about a settlement between the government of India and the Naga and Assamese rebels. It was easy to forget that this visionary had once been a radical separatist, seeking independence from India when serving as the defense minister and vice-president of the Mizo government-in-exile... (page 630)

What led to this transformation? There were a number of factors - let's take a closer look at the most important ones, using the framework I developed previously.


1. Government Leadership

As I pointed out previously, there were five key factors pertaining to the Indian government's actions that had partly contributed to the conflict and prevented a faster resolution.

1A. The Government was out of touch with the conditions on the ground and some of the most significant needs of the local population - which led to a failure to grasp the major factors that could foment violence

1B. The physical distance between the Government and the local population was compounded by its cultural distance and lack of respect for important socio-religious, cultural and linguistic traditions of the local population

1C. The Government's response to the local population's dire socio-economic conditions - especially the response to a severe economic crisis - was grossly inadequate

1D. The disproportionate and often reckless use of force by the Government in an attempt to crush the insurgency had a very negative impact on the local civilian population, further poisoning the population against the Government

1E. Failure of the Government to act aggressively to prevent terrible human rights violations by some of its security forces, and worse, its official sanction sometimes for such behaviors

The Indian government took steps to address some of the grievances of the Mizos in the immediate aftermath of the famine and the ensuing conflict. At the end of the day, however, providing the Mizos more autonomy was most critical and this happened in two phases. First, Mizoram was given autonomy from the state of Assam when it was made a Union Territory, as part of a broader re-organization of the eastern region of India [2]:

1972 onward: The union territory of Mizoram is created out of Assam state. This is part of a major reorganization of India’s northeast in which three states are created (Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura) and another union territory, Arunachal Pradesh, in order to satisfy demands for greater autonomy (Maxwell 1980, 10).

As I discussed previously, while this was a worthy step, this alone was not going to satisfy the Mizos because this still implied that Mizos would largely be ruled by the Central (Indian Federal) government. It was not until the granting of statehood to Mizoram in 1986 that there was broader satisfaction with the government's actions. When Mizoram became a State with full democracy and elected local government in 1986 as part of a broader peace agreement, to a large extent the accountability for local issues started to shift to the local representatives elected by the people and this mitigated some of the major factors that had alienated the Mizos from the Indian government - namely, the feeling that the government was out of touch, unresponsive and insensitive to the issues and traditions of the Mizos.

Although there was never really any significant accountability for the Indian government's repressive actions against innocent civilians during the conflict, nor was there a prosecution of those insurgents who ultimately heeded the government's call for amnesty and laid down their arms (see Sec. 3 and Sec. 5 below). When peace ultimately arrived with statehood, the Mizo people rose to the occasion and took this as an opportunity to take more control over their destiny. All in all, the Indian government largely solved the problems that emanated through its poor leadership in prior years by giving Mizos the ability to manage their local issues in a manner that they best saw fit.

One additional factor that was a major concern for the Mizos - that was outside the control of their local government - was also partly addressed by the Indian government eventually [2]:

October 20, 1984: The Indian government begins construction on a barbed-wire fence along its border with Bangladesh in an attempt to stop further immigration. The influx of Bangladeshis into India’s northeastern states is a major grievance of insurgent groups in the region...

2. Credibility of the Insurgency Movement

I had previously discussed factors that had boosted the credibility of the insurgency movement, namely:

2A. Strong grassroots credibility of the non-violent group/political party that eventually turned to violence against the State

2B. Significant public sympathy and moral support within the local population for the ultimate goals of the insurgents, even when their violent tactics were not supported

2C. Public support for insurgents unnecessarily magnified by repressive Government actions

Over time, the futility of the insurgency started becoming more and more apparent, especially after the MNF partly hurt its credibility through its violent actions against civilians. The willingness of the Indian government to make positive changes through engagement with Mizo moderates also played a role in providing an alternative mechanism to arrive at a final solution (more on this in Sec. 3 below). Additionally, the Indian government should be credited in that there was an understanding ultimately that no real solution was possible without bringing the MNF to the negotiating table (despite its violent past) precisely because of the significant grassroots credibility and influence that the MNF had in Mizoram. The Indian government realized that just as the MNF's local credibility prolonged the conflict, its credibility with the Mizo population was key to resolving the conflict as well (more on this in Sec. 5 below).


3. Domination of Violent Faction

I noted previously that the conflict was prolonged by the fact that the violent faction of the MNF dominated non-violent groups for a long period of time. Namely:

3A. The violent faction long dominated non-violent groups also seeking similar or less aggressive goals for the broader population

3B. Terrorism by the violent faction against ordinary citizens or leaders opposed to the violence

However, over time, more and more leaders emerged in Mizoram who sought a peaceful solution and the Indian government made it easier for those who espoused violence to change their ways by periodically providing amnesty. Further [3]:

Cracks gradually appeared within the rank and file of the MNF.27 Certain moderates and intellectuals, who were disillusioned with the goal of political independence, realised the futility of an armed struggle and wanted to come over-ground. Meanwhile, the Union Government, as a counter-insurgency measure, adopted a multi-prong strategy to deal with the situation. Apart from dealing very firmly with the insurgents, the administration launched a major publicity campaign. Extensive propaganda materials were circulated to explain to the people the hollowness of the claims and arguments put forward by the MNF. Also, a campaign was mounted to project ground realities, describing the inhuman activities of the MNF and the positive role played by the security forces, with an objective to put an end to the stories of the so-called excesses and atrocities committed by the latter. As a part of the counter-insurgency strategy, some social welfare measures were undertaken to wean away people from the influence of the secessionists and bring peace and prosperity to the region.

As a consequence, periodic surrenders of underground moderates continued, thereby breaking the morale of the hardliners. In the first phase, around 60 MNF insurgents surrendered responding to the amnesty offer of the Union Territory Government. In 1973, MNF vice president Pu Lianzuala, who was also chairman of the National Emergency Council (NEC), surrendered along with other MNF and MNA office bearers. Besides, the wives of four MNF leaders also surrendered in the same year. In September and November 1975, a mass surrender of Mizo National Army (MNA) personnel, with their arms, took place before Lt. Governor S. K. Chhiber. Following this, a group of 54 MNA insurgents, led by Damkhosei, surrendered to the Government of Manipur on September 10, 1975. Another mass surrender took place in Aizawl on July 1, 1976. A group of 62 MNF and MNA insurgents led by self-styled Brigadier General John Sawmvela, Chief Justice of the MNF, laid down their arms before Lt. Governor Chhiber. Similarly, periodic surrenders continued till the signing of the peace accord. A majority of the moderates realised the futility of violence and wanted to lead a normal life in Mizoram instead of hiding in the difficult hill terrains of foreign countries. However, undaunted hardliners continued with their violent activities in a more rigorous way.

The tireless efforts of peaceful groups and key moderates in Mizoram to find a peaceful compromise solution is also noteworthy [3]:

In the meantime, successive Governments and non-governmental agencies in Mizoram worked hard to bring the Union Government and MNF leaders to the negotiation table. The first effort to broker peace came from the Church. Rev. Zairema took the initiative in 1968 in order to broker a peaceful settlement of the Mizo problem.28 A ‘Peace Mission’ was formed by the Presbyterian and Baptist Church Committees to persuade MNF leaders to give up violence and to persuade the Union Government to accommodate important demands within the framework of the Indian Constitution. This mission, however, failed due to the uncompromising attitude of the MNF leadership, with Laldenga insisting that the MNF had to "declare independence to preserve our very existence" because of the increasing military deployment in the Mizo Hills after 1965.29 In February 1968, Rev. Zairema made another attempt to persuade Laldenga to commence peace negotiations with the Union Government.30 This abortive peace effort continued up to 1969.

Another attempt at the restoration of peace was initiated by the then Chief Minister Pu Ch. Chhunga on November 12, 1974, when leaders of different Churches, social organisations, political parties, the Young Mizo Association (YMA), the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP, or Mizo Students Federation) and the Human Rights Committee of Brig. T. Sailo31 met in Aizawl and formed a ‘Mizo Peace Advisory Body’.32 This body resolved to work for peace and security in Mizoram and urged upon both the security forces and the MNF insurgents to abjure violence.

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During this period, while insurgency continued unabated, the Government took up several developmental measures in the field of agricultural production, electrification, health, education, etc., so that people would be motivated towards peace and drift away from insurgency.

Another factor that had initially kept the insurgency going was:

3C. Perception amongst insurgents that violence was a necessary mechanism to achieve the end goals

This perception was based on the fact that in neighboring Nagaland, a similar insurgency led to the creation of the state of Nagaland within the Indian union [4]:

After the independence of India in 1947, the area remained a part of the province of Assam. Nationalist activities arose amongst Naga tribes, who demanded a political union of their ancestral and native groups damaged government and civil infrastructure, and attacked government officials and civilians from other states of India. The Union government sent the Indian Army in 1955, to restore order. In 1957, the Government began diplomatic talks with representatives of Naga tribes, and the Naga Hills district of Assam and the Tuensang frontier were united in a single political entity that became a Union territory - directly administered by the Central government with a large degree of autonomy. This was not satisfactory to the tribes, however, and soon agitation and violence increased across the state - included attacks on Army and government institutions, as well ascivil disobedience and non-payment of taxes. In July 1960, a further political accord was reached at the Naga People's Convention that Nagaland should become a constituent and self-governing state in the Indian union. Statehood was officially granted in 1963 and the first state-level democratic elections were held in 1964.

However, when Mizoram was made a Union Territory, neighboring Meghalaya got statehood without a similar violent insurgency [2]:

1972 onward: The union territory of Mizoram is created out of Assam state. This is part of a major reorganization of India’s northeast in which three states are created (Manipur, Meghalaya, and Tripura) and another union territory, Arunachal Pradesh, in order to satisfy demands for greater autonomy (Maxwell 1980, 10).

This made it clear that although complete independence from India was not in the horizon, substantial autonomy and statehood was very much possible through peaceful means.


4. Support for violent insurgents from other groups or foreign countries

The MNF had derived some level of support from the Naga insurgency. The insurgency in Nagaland did not get completely quelled [4] by the 1960 peace agreement between the Indian government and the Naga insurgents. Following more strife, a second agreement - the Shillong peace accord - was reached with the Nagas in 1975. Even though this accord was also unable to completely end insurgency in Nagaland, it had the effect of demoralizing the MNF at the time [2]:

1975: The Shillong peace accord between the Indian government and Naga rebels is a blow to the Mizos as they lose a valuable source of moral and material support (Ali 1993, 40).

More importantly, the Pakistani civil war that ended with the formation of the independent country of Bangladesh (in place of East Pakistan) was a major blow to the MNF's prospects [2]:

1972: Following the Bangladesh war, the Indian army launches sweeps through the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), capturing Mizo and Naga rebels, occupying suspected camps and securing areas of tactical importance. The 1972 Simla Agreement allows India to call upon [Bangladesh] for its cooperation in relation to cross-border counter-insurgencies. Once the Indian troops withdraw from Bangladesh, they leave military helicopters in the CHT to ensure that the MNF will not return (Ali 1993, 39).

Any aid to the MNF from China also dried up shortly thereafter [2]:

After the MNF insurgents were driven out of Bangladesh, they appear to have sought refuge in the Arakan State in Burma. The loss of Pakistani aid leads the Mizos to increase their reliance upon China. Ali reports that in 1973 and 1975, the Chinese provide military training and weapons for a medium-intensity guerrilla campaign. But after Mao’s death in 1976, Beijing refuses to support insurgencies linked to a tribal-feudal framework. Assistance from China is now only granted to revolutionary groups. While many MNF members support such principles, their leader, Laldenga, does not. As a result, Chinese aid to the MNF is severely reduced (Ali 1993, 39-40).

In combination with the other factors discussed here, the virtual elimination of any substantive foreign support for the Mizo insurgents was a significant factor in weakening the insurgency and making the MNF more amenable to seeking a peaceful, negotiated settlement.


5. Delayed Government engagement with violent faction and vice-versa

In the initial stages of the insurgency, the Indian government refused to talk to or negotiate with the MNF using the argument that they would not engage with or kowtow to violent extremists. Over time, to the credit of the government, their position changed. This is a topic that bears some discussion since it is often the most significant means to end violent strife.

It is common for governments to adopt the view that they should refuse to negotiate with extremists or terrorists. One of the usual assumptions behind this strategy is that violent extremists do not have broad support in the local population and represent a fringe minority. Here is what the U.S. Counterinsurgency Field Manual says on this subject [5, p. 35]:

1-108. In almost every case, counterinsurgents face a populace containing an active minority supporting the government and an equally small militant faction opposing it. Success requires the government to be accepted as legitimate by most of that uncommitted middle, which also includes passive supporters of both sides....Because of the ease of sowing disorder, it is usually not enough for counterinsurgents to get 51 percent of popular support; a solid majority is often essential. However, a passive populace may be all that is necessary for a well-supported insurgency to seize political power.

There is some merit in the above description, but in my view, it understates the support that insurgencies often have from the passive majority. The Mizo insurgency was an example where there was significant but passive grassroots support for the MNF owing to the underlying causes that created the insurgency in the first place. In this situation, not only were there costs to negotiating with the MNF, there were also significant repercussions to not doing so. To its credit, the Indian government realized that the passive support for the MNF was significant and that it was not possible to really end the insurgency without bringing the MNF to the negotiating table. This process was, however, interrupted several times over the course of two decades, punctuated by periods of disengagement due to various reasons [2]:

November 1973: Laldenga sends a representative to open a dialogue with Indian officials in Kabul. Meanwhile, in Mizoram the newly-merged Mizo Union and Congress party urge the MNF to open talks. Negotiations are not held as the Indian government asserts that the violence must first stop (Bhaumik 1996, 174).

August 1975: Laldenga meets with a senior official of India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Geneva and asserts his desire to begin negotiations (Bhaumik 1996, 177).

January 1976: Laldenga arrives in New Delhi from Europe.

February 1976: A secret agreement is signed between MNF and government leaders in which the MNF acknowledges that Mizoram is an integral part of India and that any settlement will abide by the country's constitution (Bhaumik 1996, 178).

March-April 1976: The MNF hold a congress in Calcutta where Laldenga attempts to gain support for the agreement he has recently signed with New Delhi. He has been in exile for the past five years (Ibid, 179).

July 1976: A joint communique is released in New Delhi outlining the major points of agreement reached between the MNF and the government at February's secret meeting. Among the points is the rejection of violence and the surrender of arms by the rebels. However, before long it becomes clear that Laldenga is unable to ensure that all rebel forces will follow the disarmament plan. Talks between the two sides are temporarily suspended when Indira Gandhi loses power during the March 1977 federal elections (Bhaumik 1996, 180-81).

May 1977 - March 1978: Talks continue between the MNF and the newly-elected Janata Dal government led by Moraji Desai. As Laldenga is close to ensuring the surrender of all rebel arms, the government decides to call an election in Mizoram. Laldenga allegedly attempts to ensure himself a high position in an interim government as an election would likely lead to a victory by Sailo's Peoples’ Conference. On March 20, the federal government breaks off talks (Bhaumik 1996, 182-83).

Ali reports that the federal government is able to divide the Mizos by setting up powerful new patron-client relationships with 20 key families in the territory. These relationships operate through the local Congress Party which holds power throughout the period of direct rule, minus the Janata interregnum (1977-1979). The 20 leading Mizo families control the local economy; they are the largest source of private sector employment, capital, and investment (Ali 1993, 40).

In fact, in the late 70s and early 80s, the breakdown in talks suggested that the government and the MNF were on a path of divergence [2]:

January 22, 1982: The Indian government bans the Mizo National Front, arresting more than 90 MNF supporters in its crackdown on the organization. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi says that the organization’s leader, Laldenga, is using talks with the government as a cover for building up his underground organization and increasing attacks on government officials. Negotiations between the two sides have continued since a ceasefire agreement was implemented in August. Laldenga allegedly wants an advisor position in an interim government as a condition to the eventual achievement of statehood. He is not arrested in the crackdown (UPI, 01/21/82; Reuters, 01/22/82).

April 21, 1982: MNF leader Laldenga is ordered to leave India. He plans to take up residence in London. In January, talks between the MNF and the government broke down and the organization was again banned. Laldenga blames the breakdown on the Indian government's desire to use military force to end the dispute (Reuters, 04/21/82).

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July 22, 1982: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi says that talks with the Mizo National Front cannot succeed due to the impossible demands of the rebel group. Gandhi indicates that the MNF had demanded the dismissal of the currently-elected government of Mizoram and that acquiescing to such a demand would set a bad precedent. She does however state that all the other demands of the MNF have been accepted (BBC, 07/22/82).

January 23, 1984: The Mizo National Front and its military wing, the Mizo National Army, are declared as unlawful again by the Indian government. The declaration is issued under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act of 1967 (BBC, 01/23/84).

In October 1984, Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated. As a result, a new Government led by her son Rajiv Gandhi was elected to office with a huge electoral majority. The ascent of Rajiv Gandhi - who was initially considered an outsider to politics and an ostensible change agent - provided an opportunity to approach seemingly intractable problems in various parts of India with fresh vigor and new leadership. To his credit, Gandhi began his leadership stint with a key focus on engaging directly with groups like the MNF to negotiate an end to the hostilities [1]:

In June 1986 the government of India signed a peace agreement with Laldenga, leader of the Mizo National Front. By its terms, the MNF rebels laid down their arms and were granted an amnesty against prosecution. The government agreed to grant full statehood to Mizoram, and Laldenga himself assumed office as chief minister, taking over from the Congress incumbent. The model here was the Kashmir agreement of 1975, when Sheikh Abdullah had returned to power in a similar fashion. 10

One journal remarked that Rajiv Gandhi 'had brought to the Mizos the goodwill of the nation'; as he had previously done to the Sikhs and the Assamese.11 Although these agreements had actually been envisioned and drafted by officials - such as the veteran diplomat G. Parthasarathi - the credit accrued to the young prime minister, who was seen as standing above party rivalries in the interests of national reconciliation. In all three cases, parties or leaders opposed to the Congress had come to power through peaceful means.

In finalizing the peace agreement, efforts were also made to ensure that all factions of the MNF were really represented by Laldenga, so that the likelihood of a sustainable agreement was high.


6. Unfavorable Political Factors

We should recall that two other factors had delayed an end to the insurgency:

6.1 The political instability in the Government prolonged the time to closure of the conflict

6.2. Local political realities made it very difficult for the insurgents to return sooner to mainstream political leadership roles even if they had renounced violence earlier

The political instability of the Indian government was replaced by the ascent to power of a fresh face to national politics - Rajiv Gandhi - who was elected on a strong mandate. As stated above, Gandhi's outsider status helped as he moved quickly to engage with insurgent leaders to drive quick resolutions on long-standing problems. It is hard to overstate, therefore, the need for truly visionary leaders who are willing to put behind decades of strife and distrust to create the conditions where the broader civilian population could have a better life. Additionally, the agreement with the MNF allowed the party to contest the local elections in their new state (Mizoram) and for its leader Pu Laldenga to become the Chief Minister of the State. Thus, both of the above factors were addressed in quick succession in the mid-1980s.


ENDNOTE

A reader had previously suggested that the higher education (literacy rate) amongst the Mizos was perhaps a key factor in enabling the broader populace to end passive or active support for the insurgents. Literacy rates for females and males in the 15-19 age group were 97% and 98% in Mizoram in 1998-9, compared to 68% and 85%, respectively, for India as a whole [6]. However, as Nunthara has shown, higher educational status amongst parents was arguably associated with greater passive (or active) support for the MNF amongst youth in Mizoram [7, page 192]:

The higher the level of education of parents, more the student is likely to be oriented towards progressive outlook and political radicalism. Table 22 illustrates that with the higher level of education of parents, the percentage of those students favouring the MNF rise consistently.

Thus, it is important not to believe in the fallacy that violence is only sustained by low literacy rates. It should also be noted that literacy rates for other states in the North Eastern region of India are also generally pretty high. For example, Nagaland, where there are continued problems, had literacy rates for 15-19 year old females and males, of 85% and 91% respectively, at the time [6].


REFERENCES

1. R. Guha, India After Gandhi: The History of the World's Largest Democracy, Picador/PanMacmillan 2008.

2. Author unknown, The Mizos, University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

3. R. K. Satapathy, Mediating Peace: The Role of Insider-Partials in Conflict Resolution in Mizoram, South Asia Terrorism Portal, Vol 15, 2005.

4. Nagaland - Wikipedia.

5. U.S. Army & Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual, University of Chicago Press, 2007.

6. Jean Dreze and Amrtya Sen, India - Development and Participation, Statistical Appendix, Table A.4, Oxford University Press, 2002.

7. C. Nunthara, Mizoram, Society and Polity, Indus 1996.

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