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Assam Adivasi Massacre: Untangling The Roots Of The Violence

There is a tendency to oversimplify such incidents in the media with headings such as "ethnic cleansing" or "Bodos versus Adivasis". These are dangerously lopsided views and they tend to escalate the tension even further. On analysis we find that, among other factors, the root cause for the recent massacre was essentially the struggle for land between the original inhabitants and supposed encroachers.