Nimmi Kurian is associate professor at the Centre
for Policy Research, New Delhi and Faculty Advisor, India China Institute, The
New School, New York. Her research interests include the Asian borderlands;
transborder mobilities; comparative regionalism; and transboundary water
governance. Her recent publications include: India and China: Rethinking Borders and Security (co-author)
University of Michigan Press, 2016; The
India China Borderlands: Conversations Beyond the Centre, Sage, 2014; ‘How
Suu Kyi can Change the Rohingya Narrative’, Diplomatist, November 2017.
An opaque process of separating the
‘good’ Rohingya refugees from the ‘bad’ ones has begun under conditions where only
seven and a half thousand out of one million people have national verification
Could Delhi be solving
the wrong problem? What it chooses to define as a law and order problem is
essentially a governance crisis of severe proportions and one that the Indian
state is not yet willing to acknowledge.