The Indian journal of political science, Vol. 72, no. 4, Oct.-Dec. 2011, p. 997-1006
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The structural violence in Manipur has led to various forms of secondary violence. Gross human rights violations including torture, extra-judicial detention, rape and enforced disappearance have become endemic. The situation in Manipur is a clear case of an "internal disturbance" or non-international armed conflict requiring invocation of Article 355 of the Constitution (Chapter XVIII dealing with emergency powers) and not of a "public order" problem. In such situation both the parties to the conflict should at the minimum follow the common article 3 of the Geneva Conventions and strictly follow the rules of engagement under the relevant international humanitarian laws.