Terrorism and Human Rights in North East India

Edited by Asok Kumar Ray and B.J. Deb, Om Publications, 2007, 268 p, ISBN : 8186867279, $44.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Terrorism and Human Rights in North East India/edited by Asok Kumar Ray and B.J. Deb

Contents: Preface. 1. Terrorism: seen through a gendered lens/Suchhanda Ghosh. Tripura: 2. Peace initiative and development in Tripura/Suchintya Bhattacharjee. 3. The Changing nature of terrorism in Tripura/Mahadev Chakravarti. 4. Prospect of development in the context of terrorism an assessment of the regrouping project in Tripura/Malabika Das Gupta. Mizoram: 5. Bru-Mizo conflict and peace initiative in Mizoram/Pranay Jyoti Goswami. Manipur: 6. Violation of human rights and peace initiative in Manipur/Bimola Devi. 7. Insurgency and human rights in Manipur/Binarani Devi. 8. Women as promoters of peace and harmony in Manipuri Society/O. Sareeta Devi. 9. Insurgency and Muslim women in Manipur/Karam Kunjani. 10. Mera Paibis as human right activists/Rita Mairembam. 11. Youths and insurgency in Manipur/Lamabam Seityabati Devi. Assam: 12. Problems and prospects of the peace process in Assam/P.C. Dutta and Y. Deb. 13. Women in the peace process in North-East India/Dolly Phukon. 14. Women in terrorism: the case of Kokrajhar District/Sujata Bhadra. Meghalaya: 15. Gender inequality in the Khasi society: a human rights issue/Gita Pyal, Ronnie Wahlang and Sabrina Bamon. Nagaland: 16. Indo-Naga Conflicts and Peace Process/Ninghorla Zimik Tuikhar. 17. Polity, Peace and terrorism: the Nagaland Scenario/Xevier P. Mao. 18. Peace process and changing face of Nagaland/Mithilesh Kumar Sinha. Arunachal Pradesh: 19. Terrorism in Arunachal Pradesh: its impact on development/R.P. Bhattacharjee. Index.

"Both militant terrorism and state terrorism are phenomenally increasing in the northeastern region of India. The versions and standpoints on violation of human rights are highly polarized. The two parties (the terrorists and the state) blame each other for such violation. The overall terrorist scenario let loose both by the militants and by the army, has stalled the civic life of millions of people in this region. The casualties happen with the civilians, militants as well as with the army personnel. Terrorism let loose by the terrorists and the arm forces has also exposed serious democratic deficit leading to denial of human rights in this region. The role of the civic initiatives and activists for restoration of human rights in this region is of special significance.

The selected articles presented in a national seminar on the above theme organized by North-East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong are being published in this book. The contributors dealt with conceptual issues and presented narratives of human rights violation caused both by the state and by the arm forces. This book also provides useful insights to the problem and is extremely useful to the enforcement agencies, diplomats, activists and human rights practitioners." (jacket)

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