ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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CEM Premsing Brahma (both Bwiswmutiary and Brahma claim to head the real Bodoland Peoples' Party, BPP. the split in which has been yet another 'achievement' of Hiteswar Saikia), the killings are the handiwork of those "working at the behest of the chief minister", meaning his rivals within the ranks of the Bodo leadership. Neither of these leaders, nor indeed any organised political party or group in the state, wants to acknowledge that behind the so-called 'ethnic violence' lies a history of short-sighted and narrow political, indeed electoral, calculations and plain greed, This is as much true of the current clashes between sections of the Naga and Kuki people in Manipur, Nagaland and parts of Assam as of the massacres in the BAC area.

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