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How two indigenous communities in north Sikkim united in their anti-dam movement

Updated : June 17, 2019 04:06 PM IST

Territoriality through traditional self-governance played a key role in successful and sustained anti-dam protests by two indigenous communities in Lachen and Lachung in the eastern Himalayas.
While many anti-dam protests have not been successful in northeast India, they worked in Sikkim’s Lachen and Lachung because of the deployment of notions of identity.
The consequences of resisting hydropower development have not been easy for the Lachungpas and Lachenpas but have strengthened their resolve to not allow any hydropower projects.
How two indigenous communities in north Sikkim united in their anti-dam movement
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