Internal Displacement in South Asia: The Relevance of the UN's Guiding Principles
Paula Banerjee, Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury, Samir Kumar Das, Bishnu Adhikari
SAGE Publications, 2005 - 370 Seiten
This book deals with the situation of internally displaced people - those who have been forcibly displaced by natural disasters or development projects.
Each chapter is a case study authored by specialists from seven countries - India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Mayanmar and Afghanistan. The latter two countries have been included for their shared ethnic continuities with people of the neighbouring countries. The authors provide recommendations on how to minimize the insecurity of the displaced, as well as suggesting early warning systems as preventive measures to forestall displacement at the outset.
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to West Bengal and to other Bengali - dominated areas of northeast India like
Tripura and Barak valley of Assam . While 45 , 000 left for West Bengal , almost
twice as many Bengalis relocated themselves in other Bengalidominated areas
These migrants , mostly of the peasant stock , had taken over land throughout
Assam , initially causing displacement of ethnic Assamese and the tribal
peasantry . In the 1980s they were targeted by the Assamese agitators . A
decade later ...
Ibid . 17 . Prafulla Kumar Mahanta , Assam Chief Minister , quoted in Reuter ' s
report , 12 April 1989 . 18 . Hiteswar Saikia , chief minister of Assam in press
conference at Guwahati , 29 September 1993 . 19 . Ranjan Daimary alias D . R .
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