Conflict and Youth Rights in India: Engagement and Identity by Haans J. Freddy

By Haans J. Freddy

This ebook examines how clash has affected the rights of teenybopper in Northeast India. reading early life engagement in protracted clash and its impression on adolescence rights, the writer considers the advanced concerns besieging the zone, together with armed insurgency, conflicts among ethnic teams, human rights violations, terrible governance and a scarcity of financial improvement, all components contributing to the inability of progress within the zone, and a consequent feel of alienation from the Indian mainstream. relocating past contemplating Northeast India as a theatre of insurgency, this pivot deals another knowing of teenage unrest in India and problems with non-representation by way of rights and ethnic, nationwide and cultural identities.

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From the rights of the child to the rights related to the environment, the idea of human rights has been expanded and provided with international mechanisms and instruments for its protection at the global as well as the national level. The word rights refers to a legally enforceable set of expectations with reference to the state’s behaviour towards rights bearers. This is important because rights bearers are members of groups legally recognized and entitled to make claims to protection and support based on the principle of reciprocity (Woodiwiss 2005).

It is interesting to note that the conflict in northeast India has sustained itself over five decades since the independence of India. The Indian 3 CONFLICT IN NORTHEAST INDIA: AN OVERVIEW 39 government’s approach towards the conflict and insurgency seems to be containment of violence, which is seemingly equated with peace in the region. However, lack of development in the region and failure to address the needs of the people in this regard has enabled insurgent movements to sustain themselves. In this context, youth belonging to the region have been undergoing various difficulties in terms of their education and employment and also suffer from various forms of harassment due to punitive regulations such as the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, which has caused extreme hardships both for young people and the general public at large.

No doubt these states share in common problems which are predominantly related to insurgency, yet it would be too simplistic to draw such conclusions (Misra 2000, Freddy 2016). However, for the purpose of this book, it is well to limit the focus 28 CONFLICT AND YOUTH RIGHTS IN INDIA towards insurgency and such other related problems in the states of northeast India. It should also be noted that the following passages will include issues which relate to conflicts which have had a bearing over territory and other such related issues.

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