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ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 4 (Communalism)

2017-02-13T19:48:30+00:00

Introduction :- Communalism in a broad sense implies blind allegiance to one’s own communal group – religious, linguistic or ethnic – rather than to the larger society or to the nation as a whole. In its extreme form, communalism manifests itself in hatred towards groups perceived as hostile, ultimately leading to violent attacks on other communities.   General amity and the peaceful coexistence of various faiths in India have been the envy of the civilised world. Nonetheless given the diversity of our society and our complex historical baggage, we are often beset with communal tensions which  occasionally erupt into violence. [...]

ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 4 (Communalism)2017-02-13T19:48:30+00:00

ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 3 (Left Wing Extremism/Naxalism)

2017-02-13T19:48:24+00:00

Introduction :- The left extremist outburst, later known as the Naxalite movement, started in March 1967 in the three police station areas (Naxalbari, Khoribari and Phansidewa) of Darjeeling district in West Bengal .The major features of left wing extemism (LWE) are : – It has emerged as the greatest challenge to internal security It has gained people’s confidence, grown in strength particularly in forest and tribal areas, by mobilizing dispossessed and marginalized sections. It creates conditions for non-functioning of the government and actively seeks disruption of development activities as a means to achieve its objective of ‘wresting control’. It spreads [...]

ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 3 (Left Wing Extremism/Naxalism)2017-02-13T19:48:24+00:00

ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 2 (Land related conflict,Farmer suicide ,Displacement and SEZ)

2015-10-23T14:07:52+00:00

Introduction : – Land is a perennial source of conflict in all societies and even more so in predominantly agrarian economies where apart from being the principal asset, possession and ownership of land is the sine qua non of social respectability.   1) Land related Agrarian Issues :- Farm, Farmers and Suicide The average size of  land holdings for India as a whole declined from nearly 2 Hectares (Ha) in 1951 to 1.32 Ha in 2000 . Holdings below 2 Ha is considered to be marginally economical.The decrease in land holding  is the result of explosive growth of population, which [...]

ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 2 (Land related conflict,Farmer suicide ,Displacement and SEZ)2015-10-23T14:07:52+00:00

22 OCT 2015

2015-10-23T12:05:02+00:00

1)Taliban - The Frankenstein of Pakistan Contrary to conventional wisdom, it is not the Pakistan army that first introduced the deadly cocktail of religion and terrorism to inflame its neighbourhood. This was done by popularly elected governments. In 1973, PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto asked Babar, then chief of the Peshawar Frontier Corps, to train an Afghan Islamic students’ group to undermine the Daud Khan regime in Kabul. Among those trained by Babar were future mujahideen leaders like Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, Habibur Rahman, Burhanuddin Rabbani and Ahmad Shah Massoud. Written by a bureaucrat . Read more of the post :- http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/dont-blame-the-isi/   2)Taj [...]

22 OCT 20152015-10-23T12:05:02+00:00

ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 1(Conceptual Framework)

2017-02-13T19:46:52+00:00

1) Preface: - "Better than a thousand hollow words is one word that brings peace.” – Lord Buddha "Conflicts have no beginning and no end; everything grows together in mutual causation; no single actor carries all the responsibility and no single actor carries all the guilt" - Johan Galtung Conflict is avoidable facet of human life The absence of conflict is impossible to reach The maturity of society it thus measured not on the basis of absence of conflict but it's capacity to resolve it The state with its judiciary is the final arbiter of all conflicts , but there always [...]

ARC – Capacity Building For Conflict Resolution – Part 1(Conceptual Framework)2017-02-13T19:46:52+00:00