Internal displacement in South Asia: the relevance of the UN's guiding principles
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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Mohammed Khan, the Amir of Lashkar-e-Toiba — a militant organization
operating in Kashmir — reportedly declared: 'Our jihad is strictly confined to non-
Muslims, particularly Hindus and Jews, the two main enemies of the Muslims'.23
During the initial phase of the movement, attacks were reported on Bengali Hindu
and Muslim settlements throughout the Brahmaputra valley. Incidents such as the
killing of a Bengali technical officer, Rabi Mitra, at the Oil India's headquarters ...
In October 1993, Bodo militants started large-scale attacks on Muslims of Bengali
descent. These migrants, mostly of the peasant stock, had taken over land
throughout Assam, initially causing displacement of ethnic Assamese and the
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