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Conflict and Youth Rights in India : Engagement and Identity in the North East (Hardcover) (Haans
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This book examines how conflict has affected the rights of youth in northeast India. Examining youth engagement in protracted conflict and its impact on the rights of youth in north east India, the author considers the complex issues besieging the region, including armed insurgency, conflicts between ethnic groups, human rights violations, poor governance and a lack of economic development, all factors contributing to the lack of growth in the region, and a consequent sense of alienation from the Indian mainstream. Moving beyond considering North East India as a theatre of insurgency, this pivot offers an alternative understanding of youth unrest in India and issues of non-representation in terms of rights and ethnic, national and cultural identities.