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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The heavy emphasis on large-scale projects for infrastructure development of the
country has led to the displacement of millions in South Asia. Added to them are
large number of people who are victims of conflicts and natural disasters.
The CHT was largely a tribal area and the tribes here were collectively called the
Jumma people. A large number of Jumma people were for the first time displaced
in 1961 following the construction of a hydroelectric project in Kaptai. The next ...
A chilling technique, absent in pogroms unleashed hitherto but very much in
evidence this time in a large number of cases, was the deliberate destruction of
evidence. Barring a few, in most instances of sexual violence, the women victims
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