Comments on: The economic paradox of north-east India http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-economic-paradox-of-north-east-india/ Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: vatoad http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-economic-paradox-of-north-east-india/comment-page-1/#comment-19784 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 19:19:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2350#comment-19784 i would love to know the answer to your question. Born and living in Assam, I wonder how can politicians keep lying to us. Are we blind?

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By: VVC http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-economic-paradox-of-north-east-india/comment-page-1/#comment-12483 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 17:14:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2350#comment-12483 It is a fact that people from North eastern region are not easily accepted as fellow citizens by other Indians. It is necessary for Indians to remember and follow the ideals of great persons in the past like Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, who was responsible for bringing the bulk of Manipuris into the fold of Hinduism. Separatism in Manipur is rampant today because many of the present day Indians have forgotten the ideals of Chaitanya and deride the Manipuris as Chinkies.Concerted efforts are needed to increase recruitment of North eastern people in Central Government services including the armed forces. I have personally met several persons from the North east who have served in the armed forces and not one of them favoured separatism. Development of infrastructure needs to be accelerated so that the isolation of Northeastern people is brought to an end. It was a right step to start an IIT at Guwahati- though many more such steps are necessary. In sum, the rest of India needs to make it worthwhile for the Northeasterners to remain in India, and the onus certainly does not lie on politicians alone.

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By: viga http://blogs.reuters.com/india/2009/12/18/the-economic-paradox-of-north-east-india/comment-page-1/#comment-12481 Fri, 18 Dec 2009 10:32:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/india/?p=2350#comment-12481 This issue is off the mind of most of us..there is a need to put in concerted effort rather than just doing lip service as is happening till date. I think what our politicians are considering North East is a mere vote bank.What starts from Delhi, whether its a financial package or a policy matter, hardly takes its desired shape in the region.

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