Unwillingness to Share Power: Manipur and the ADCs Bill, 2021
By Thongkholal Haokip
in Economic and Political Weekly, 2022, 57(14), 25-28.
The conflict about the proposed Manipur (Hill Areas) Autonomous District Councils Bill in Manipur is a manifestation of the deep divide between the hills and the valley, and the exercise of political hegemony over the hill areas of the state. Beyond the melee, a close examination of the bill reveals the patriarchal and non-inclusive proposal made by legislatures from the hills.