Caper about mulberry bush

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What is meant by the under-lined part

The reckless ‘ceasefire’ between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN-IM), a militia predominantly of the Tangkhul tribe of Manipur, for the last 17 years is pushing the Nagas into a state of civil war. While the protagonists of the ‘ceasefire,’ New Delhi and the NSCN (I-M), are in mutual comfort capering about the mulberry bush without a stopwatch, the process has landed the Nagas in an orbit of self-destruction.

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  • wandle

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    English - British
    There is an English nursery rhyme which says 'Here we go round the mulberry bush'. Chldren sing this while dancing round in a ring.

    This means the two groups are holding hands and going round and round in a childish dance with each other.
    'Without a stop watch' means they are doing it endlessly.
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