INDIAN COUNCIL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH (North Eastern Regional Centre) SPONSORED
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON
ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN BORDER AREAS OF NORTHEAST INDIA: SOCIETY, CULTURE AND POLITICS
30th and 31st October, 2014
Organised by: Teacher’s Unit
Nanda Nath Saikia College, Titabar
In Collaboration with
Jorhat District Political Science Association
Online Registration Closed
The North Eastern Region of India has its own importance from the point of view of national security and integrity of the nation. From the time immemorial, the people of Northeast India shared various socio-economic and cultural aspects of their society in an environment of mutual respect and understanding. However, in course of time the gradual development of distrust, confusion and misunderstanding among the people of N.E. has strained the inter-state relationship. The prevailing economic development and poor communication, the militancy and insurgency across the international boundary which put the governments into serious instability resulted in the slow rate of socio-economic development of this region. The unsettled inter-state boundary and the unsealed international boundary are the main disturbing factors for the inclusive and homogenous growth and development of the borders of N.E. Indo-Bangladesh relation has been strained due to mass exodus in huge scale for previous decades. Similarly, Indo-China border disputes have also led to the sufferings of people living in border areas of Arunachal Pradesh. Most of the border area has been suffering from a feeling of negligence, deprivation and insecurity.
Apart from the disparities of international border surrounding NE region, the un-demarcated and unsettled inter-state borders of North Eastern state have been gaining increased attention among the intellectuals and the common masses the recent development arising out of the inter-state border of Assam and its neighbouring states seem evident that the central as well as the state government have no euphoria to settled this long awaited border disputes.
Since independence, N.E. region has been transformed into a conflict ridden area due to rise of various ethnic separatists, insurgent and militant groups like NSCN (IM), NSCN-K, ULFA, NDFB, DHD, KNF waging low intensity war against government. Counter insurgency operations were also launched to suppress the insurgent groups. This resulted in the mass violation of human rights across the Northeast region of India. Thus, it become most essential for academician, social scientists, policy makers to address the issues and challenges of the people of the border areas of Northeast India through meaningful discussion and creation of public opinion among the common people.
- Historical roots of the creation of states of North East India.
- Role of central and state government in solving the problems of border areas.
- Relation between tribes of plains and hills.
- Background, nature and impact of inter-state border disputes
- International border dispute and migration in the Border areas of NE region.
- Cross- Border terrorism, insurgency and conflict in border areas.
- Diversity and shared element of the literature, society, culture, religion, politics of the border areas.
- Women empowerment in fringe areas.
- Border area and environmental issues.
- Any other topics related to the main theme.
Papers can be presented in both Assamese and English
Full proceeding volume of the seminar will be published in book format having ISBN.
Guidelines for submission of Seminar Papers:
Last date of submission of abstract : 18th Oct, 2014
Last date of submission of full paper : 23th Oct, 2014
Participant with paper : Rs.800
Participant without paper : Rs.500
Research scholar with paper : Rs.600
Research scholar without paper : Rs.400
Student participants : Rs.200
Registration fee may be paid in the form of demand draft in favour of Principal, N.N. Saikia College, Titabar payable at SBI Titabar Branch.
Payment may also be made through direct deposit / online transfer in the Bank Account . Scanned copy of the deposit slip / Transaction slip has to be sent / uploaded along with.
Bank Name : State Bank of India
Bank Branch : Titabar
Bank IFSC : SBIN0004378
Account Name: Principal, N.N. Saikia College.
Account No. 11506395323
Paid accommodation will be arranged on request made atleast 20 days ahead of the date of the seminar.
TA and DA:
No TA or DA will be paid to the participants.
Dr. Budhindra Nath Saikia, President, Teachers’ Unit
Mr. Subhasis Sharma, Vice President, Jorhat District Political Science Association.
Dr. Latool Baruah, Principal, N.N. Saikia College, Titabar
Mr. Gunaram Nath, Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science
Mr. Nirmal Jyoti Konwar, Assistant Professor, Dept. of History
Secretary, Teachers' Unit:
Mr. Joy Prakash Oza, N.N. Saikia College, Titabar, Ph: 9678072091