The Killing of Jayanta Bora: Present is a reminder of the past
Northeast Today|July 2020
The Killing of Jayanta Bora: Present is a reminder of the past
Extra judicial killing is not new in Northeast India.
Arup Jyoti Das

This part of the country has a brutal past, a sad narrative full of stories of both state and non-state atrocities which many would not like to hear. However, when things become distant past, we tend to forget them- particularly, when memories are brutal, associated with sorrows and public by nature. Public memory is always short, especially when it involves tragic events. As time passes, an incident becomes a day in the calendar, which often gets lost in the chaos of many “Days”- international days, national days, state days, and many more. With time, tragedies become personalized and become a burden or memory only to those who are either family or closed one of the victims. And if a particular incident doesn't have any political significance it has to remain as a personal narrative, not a public one. One day it will add to the datasheet of some web portal which keeps records of insurgency activities.

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July 2020