Blisters on their Feet: Tales of Internally Displaced by Samir Kumar Das

By Samir Kumar Das

India's North East is quickly changing into one more area of average and man-made mess ups, intercommunity strife, and violent conflicts. This has bring about its accounting for the biggest variety of humans regularly at the movement within the nation, and as a result the analogy within the booklet name with Blisters on their toes. This ebook is a compendium of case stories drawn from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, and Tripura - the 4 worst-affected states of the area. This publication is the 1st of its variety, weaving the tales of the folks of this zone with infrequent perception, sensitivity, and dedication, and with none theoretical pretensions. The editor's creation serves as an invaluable key to conceptualizing inner displacement as a examine challenge and an issue of nationwide trouble. The ebook is helping us comprehend the human tragedy of this quarter in a much wider comparative context.

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Fresh inclusion of their names in electoral rolls takes time, requires renewed administrative endeavours, and therefore involves money and corruption in a country like India. Since their names do not figure in electoral rolls, they do not become a subject of political campaigns and electioneering. The death of a legal person explains why they remain invisible even during elections. It is the imperative of visibility, as Hussain argues, that ironically drives the government to rehabilitate the ex-insurgents and not the victims displaced by them.

GA-71/64 dated 10 April 1964. 58 P. K. PANIGRAHI Dutta, S. 1998. Student Movements in Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar: Himalayan Publishers. O. Letter No. PO/-70/64/115 correspondence from P. N. Luthra, Advisor to Governer of Assam to Shri U. Chakma, Political Officer, Pasighat. Government of Arunachal Pradesh. 1994. ‘White paper on Chakma and Hajong Refugee issue’, Itanagar. 4 A Case Study of the Sulungs (Puroiks) SRISTIDHAR DUTTA AND TANA SHOWREN I nternal displacement is caused due to a variety of factors.

Anyone migrating to Meghalaya today through Byrnihat check point is required to show one’s documents establishing landownership with the effect that any landless person cannot migrate to and serve as a migrant labour in Meghalaya. At one level, this practice implies violation of one’s fundamental right. But unless such violations are brought to the notice of the court, there is hardly any prospect of legal and constitutional remedy. Besides, persons displaced as a result of riverbank erosion and floods in Assam and migrating to Nagaland, as our studies point out, are often branded as ‘Bangladeshis’.

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