Drugs, Small Arms Proliferation and its Casualties: The Tragedy of Commons in Manipur
By Gou Son Lian
The paper is an attempt to delve into the nexus between insurgency and contraband narcotics in Manipur by analysing some of the communal clashes in the state and the geopolitical changes that resulted in the present situation. It discusses the close relationship between drug trafficking and insurgency in the state contradicting some of the popular beliefs and claims about the involvement of insurgents in regulating and banning drug trafficking in the state. It also look into the effect on the common people in the political, economic, social and identity issues of the tribals in the hills of Manipur.