In India, Manipur state has become a region where lawlessness prevails everywhere and writ of the government is no where.
International media reports say wearing homemade bullet-proof vests armed tribesmen have erected their bunkers in their majority dominated areas.
The segregation of communities in this corner of the world's fastest-growing major economy feels like a heavily-militarised border separating countries at war.
A sense of fear is all pervasive in Manipur since shocking violence between the majority Meitei community and minority Kuki groups broke out in May this year.
More than 200 people have been killed, roughly two-thirds of them Kukis, a collective name for the Kuki, Zomi, Chin, Hmar and Mizo tribes who are mostly Christians.