National Seminar on
"Addressing Conflicts in India's North East"
June 25-27, New Delhi
The seminar was held with
the objectives of exploring new perspectives on the multiplicity of
conflicts in India’s Northeast, and to assess the efficacy of conventional
wisdom and past policies that have been applied to the resolution of
various problems in the region. It brought together serious students
of the subject who wrote on hitherto unexplored themes and provide fresh
insights to the known nuances of terrorist movements in the region,
backed by hard documentary evidence. The participants were primarily
proffessionals based in the North east while two other participants
from other regions of India lent their expertise to the proceedings
of the seminar.
Photo: HE Lt.
Gen. S.K. Sinha, Governor of Assam, delivering the inaugural address
at the National Seminar. K.P.S. Gill at the Chair.
The participating discussants
included serving and retired government officials from concerned departments,
academic professionals, students, non governmental organisation activists
and journalists. Besides, representatives from the Armed Forces, public
sector units such as the Oil and Natural Gas Commission and corporate
sector such as Tata Tea also offered their perspectives on issues identified
in the various presentations. The Resident Commissioners of North east
States and representatives from the US and Canadian missions too attended