Lianboi Vaiphei

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An Indian woman walks down a street in Khonoma village, on the outskirts of Kohima, the capital of northeastern Indian state of Nagaland, August 12, 2005. The tiny village of Khonoma in the thickly forested hills of northeastern India is littered with war memorials - a memorial for British officers who lost their lives when Naga tribesmen ambushed them in 1879, and memorials for scores of villagers killed in five decades of resistance against Indian rule. Picture taken August 12, 2005. To match feature India-Nagas. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi AA/VM/PN - RTRLHUU

Around the world, tradition often opposes equality. But when it comes to the question of gender equality, such situations can become volatile. That’s what happened in India’s Nagaland this February, when protests relating to women’s political participation killed two people. The conflict has also led the government of this eastern federal state to play a game of political musical chairs.

Nagaland, one of the eight northeastern Indian states, is mainly composed by ‘Naga tribes’ – a term coined by British anthropologists but which refers to various indigenous populations – who inhabited a large territory there before India’s independence. There are at present 17 Naga tribes in Nagaland, with distinct languages and customs.…  Seguir leyendo »