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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These groups were modelled on the traditional living arrangements in Afghan
society, where women live much of their lives apart from men in groups related by
birth or marriage. In the traditional household compounds, sisters, sisters-in-law,
population groups in the region can be loosely clubbed as Mongoloid races, they
often share memories of conflict and domination. The Reang tribes in Tripura
resent the oppression by the Tripuri rulers and the aristocracy and look back at
Nagas got a state, other ethnic groups began to demand theirs. In 1972, the
northeast was politically reorganized when a new tribal state, that is Meghalaya,
was created. Later Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh also got full statehood in
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