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

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Congress (I) Chief Minister s Indictment of Army

The memorandum submitted to the home minister on behalf of the council of ministers of the government of Manipur signed by chief minister Rishing Keishing is a most unusual document in that the indictment of the Assam Rifles has been made not by misguided liberals or by sympathisers of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland, but by a wing of the establishment itself If the Manipur chief minister accuses the Assam Rifles of "indulging in extremely despicable behaviour" it can only mean that the arrangements between the leaderships in the peripheries of the Indian state and the centre which had made it possible for such atrocities to be overlooked have begun to break down.

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