Tidbit: Assam Bombings

Guardian reports that the latest bombings in Assam took 56 lives.  Government blames ULFA; Guardian cites list of complaints by ULFA. As background, Assam, like several other regions of India, has been the site of anti-state political violence for a long time, usually, but not always, linked to an Assamese autonomy/independence movement. Among the (familiar) issues are ethnicity, migration, language, economics, centre-state relations, industrialization, the peculiar position of the Northeast in India, and others. I recommend reading more and keeping an eye on what this means when you look at it in the context of India.

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