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

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Tripura : Shadow of Hope

The spread of ethnic insurgency in Tripura follows a trajectory similar to that in the two other north-eastern states, Assam and Meghalaya. The festering issue of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh who, facilitated by porous borders, have entered the region in ever increasing numbers since the 1980s, driving down the proportion of tribal population to just about 30 per cent and leading also to large-scale land alienation. In fact, Tripura’s first insurgent movement, the Tripura National Volunteers (TNV) took up arms on this very issue.

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