Research and Newspaper Articles written by Ms Binalakshmi Nepram

  • Manipur's endless violence: Thousands dead in 60-year-old crisis
    The tragic death of eighteen army personnel on Thursday in a militant attack has once again brought forth the attention of the nation and the world to the northeast state of Manipur, home to over 2.2 million people and located on the Indo-Myanmar border....
  • Roots of Manipur insurgency
    The tragic death of 18 security forces personnel in an ambush in the Chandel District of Manipur on 4th June has once again jolted the people and policymakers of India to the fragile situation in the state.....
  • Taking Strength from the Past in Securing India’s Future
    Peace, disarmament and development were the pillars of India’s foreign policy since independence in 1947. As early as 1959, India called attention of the United Nations to the existence of large armaments and their unchecked growth which, besides being a threat to international peace and security.......
  • Paying Homage to Women's Roles in Peace and Disarmament
    Our world is hovering at the edge of an abyss, driven there by man's unreason. One crisis is cresting on top of another... The sinister developments in the advance towards the brink of disaster all interact, worsened by the calamitous threat - namely the arms race and militarization....
  • The shadow of the gun
    I dedicate this article to the more than 5000 women who have lost their lives or been wounded by gun violence in my home-state of Manipur in Northeast India....
  • Northeast India Matters: The need to know and understand
    I came across this quote a few summers back in the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. The words came back to me as I started penning my thoughts for my maiden article for IBNLive.......
  • Northeast India Matters: weaving our collective histories
    For more than 63 years in the history of the independent Republic of India, the history/histories of 45 million of its citizens living in 8 states of the northeast region of the country have been absent from our school, college and university text books.......
  • Armed Conflict, Small Arms Proliferation and Women's Responses, Heidelberg Papers, Germany
    This occasional paper series is run by the Department of Political Science of the South Asia Institute at the University of Heidelberg......