About this book
This book examines how conflict has affected the rights of youth in Northeast India. Examining youth engagement in protracted conflict and its impact on youth rights, 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 Northeast 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.
democracy, state repression and terrorism Youth rights in India Youth participation and intergenerational equity youth activism and conflict ethnic conflict and insurgency in India youth and high-risk behaviour terrorism, insurgency and youth ethnic, national and cultural identities Non representation of youth