Ethnic Subnationalist Insurgencies in South Asia: by Jugdep S. Chima

By Jugdep S. Chima

This publication offers a micro-historical research of the emergence and modern dynamics of modern ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia. utilizing comparative case stories, it discusses the reasons of every insurgency, analyses the trajectory and dynamics of every together with makes an attempt at solution, and highlights the broader theories of ethno-nationalist insurgency and mobilization.

Bringing jointly a global team of members, the ebook covers insurgencies in India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh. It questions why ethnic sub-nationalist insurgencies happened at specific time cut-off dates and never at others, and explores the comparative trajectories of those activities. The e-book is going directly to figure reappearing styles of clash escalation/de-escalation throughout the approach to comparative process-tracing. It argues that whereas identification is an important issue for insurgency, it's not a adequate one. as an alternative, ethnic mobilization and insurgency in basic terms emerge whilst it's activated through stress rising from political pageant among ethnic and principal nation elites. those elite-led dynamics, while mixed with beneficial socio-economic and political stipulations, make the ethnic plenty primed to simply accept the customarily symbolically-rich appeals from their leaders to mobilize opposed to the crucial kingdom.

Providing a huge research on ethno-nationalist insurgencies in South Asia, the booklet might be of curiosity to these operating within the fields of South Asian Politics, safety experiences and Ethnic Conflict.

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These policies included the dissolution of special regulations giving the CHT semi-autonomous political status, and allowing (if not actively encouraging) Bengali settlers to flood into the CHT by removing restrictions barring non-residents from owning land in the region. ” Furthermore, government development projects in the CHT focused on using the region to fulfill national priorities such as the construction of dams to generate hydro-electric power, instead of the economic progress of localized Jumma communities.

1 During the partition of India in 1947 into Muslim- and Hindu-majority states, the Muslim-majority border state of Kashmir became a bone of contention The Kashmir insurgency 19 between India and Pakistan. Unlike the other border state, Punjab, the princely state of Kashmir was not partitioned into Muslim and non-Muslim regions. Rather, its Hindu Dogra ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh, was given the option of acceding to either Pakistan or India. However, the Maharaja delayed his decision, hoping to hold out for autonomy (Ganguly 1997, p.

After the insurgency was in full swing, the Islamist groups made progress with their superior experience in militancy and greater resources. At this point, the JKLF ’s secular ideology and its popularity became an obstacle in their path to complete control of the insurgency. In 1992, Pakistan arrested more than 500 JKLF members, including Amanullah Khan, a JKLF leader in PoK. It is alleged that Pakistan also provided intelligence on JKLF members to the Indian military, which led to the JKLF members being either arrested or killed.

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