Northeast India experiences the highest number of ethnic clashes in the whole country and yet we are not ready to talk about it or only a few yet to talk about it. There is a dire need to hold open conversations around such violence, the causes and how we can move forward with the remedy but the lack of political will from our leaders, elders and organisation will have us all wrapped in blood sooner or later. We are so busy blaming each other. Often times, conversations always begin with whose fault it really was, which then further drives intolerance towards each other side. What we need to make sure is that we don’t reduce or dehumanise either side. One must not forget that our history was written by people who didn’t understand us, and their accounts of who we were are not (entirely) reliable.If we once set a foundational understanding, we will be willing to listen and understand in an attempt to find solutions rather than listening just to debate.
Big question What Next for us?