Given that Naga men and their tribal bodies have complete control over both the definition and exercise of what constitutes Naga customary laws, there is no room left for any debate or conversation with other concerned persons. It has now come to a point where customary laws are being used to reinforce patriarchy and legitimize violence, to subject and silence women and to shut down any space for gender justice.
Author: Inotoli Zhimomi & Dolly Kikon
Dolly Kikon teaches Development Studies and Anthropology at the University of Melbourne.
Inotoli Zhimomi works at the Brotherhood of Saint Lawrence in Melbourne.