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Academic year: 2023

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The report is a product of notes and writings prepared by the participants, faculty members and members of the CRG Desk for the Forced Migration Orientation Course. Structure of the course Structure of the course Structure of the course Structure of the course. Instead of the earlier module notes, we had concept notes under each module to be discussed in that workshop.

In light of the importance of the media's role in reporting forced migration, CRG decided this year to pay special attention to the module on 'Media and forced migration'. She is also working with the Office of the Counsel (Maharashtra) of the Commissioners appointed by the Supreme Court in the case of PUCL v/s UoI,CWP 196/2001. She manages the refugee/asylum seeker reception desk in the Office of the Head of Mission, UNHCR, New Delhi.

He is currently completing his thesis on 'Refugee Rehabilitation in West Bengal: A Study of The Camp and The Colony'.

Partnerships, Supporting and Collaborating Partnerships, Supporting and Collaborating Partnerships, Supporting and Collaborating Partnerships, Supporting and Collaborating Institutions

It is in this respect that one must discuss the phenomena of racism and xenophobia, and the connection between state controls on immigration and the issue of refugee protection. The problem one is often faced with in studying root causes is the "exceptional" nature of the refugee situation. Besides being 'potential refugees' who can cross international borders, most of the IDPs living in the countries share ethnic continuity with the people of the neighboring countries.

Write an essay on emerging legal discourses in relation to mass and mixed flows of displaced persons. More than eighty percent of the total number are women and their dependent children. Give your answer with examples taken from any of the following: IDPs from Sri Lanka/Afghan refugees in Pakistan/.

Global research on the situation of displaced persons and the question of the norms and relevance of the guiding principles. Therefore, intervention with the participation of people is essential to mitigate the effects of global warming. Discuss the relevance of the UN Guiding Principles regarding displacement caused by development or natural disasters.

While membership of a state is the norm, statelessness is still widespread and has not escaped the interest of the international community. Statelessness can have a serious impact on the lives of the individuals concerned as well as on the internal – and international – affairs of states. This condition, strengthened by the protracted refusal of the states concerned to take them back,.

Against this background, this module tried to find answers to the following questions in the light of the experiences in South Asia. You can also write a report on the 2005 Kashmir earthquake comparing relief and rehabilitation on the two sides of the Line of Control. You can also reflect on the plight of refugees in India when they are pushed back to an undetermined country of origin under the refoulement/non-refoulement policy.

Anwesha Sengupta Way back home: The partition of India and the right of return of the refugees.

Media and Forced Migration Media and Forced Migration Media and Forced Migration Media and Forced Migration

In the next three sections, we will briefly discuss the presentations of the present participants of the media workshop, including their papers from the participants of the orientation course who chose this module. Conflicts between two communities have created terror and affected some neighboring districts in the area. The chain of events that followed was simplistically depicted as a community in large parts of the media.

Referring to some specific cases of policies for the rehabilitation of the people displaced by environmental hazards, Das showed how such schemes often led to conflict between the local population and the newly established society over available resources. In this session, the second presentation made by Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed, Special Correspondent of Frontline magazine from Bangalore focused on the issue of displacement and rehabilitation of the Nagarhole tribals. He also added that the introduction of the Act has affected the lives of a wide range of tribal communities living in Nagarhole.

In the last session of the workshop the participants had three presenters from Sohini Majumdar, Research Scholar, J.N.U, Sabir Ahmed, SNAP, Kolkata and Vishu Rita Krocha, Eastern Mirror under the paper of Group C. Sohini was unique as it was a fictitious account, written in in the form of a newspaper report, reflecting on the government's role in rehabilitating refugees from East Pakistan in the 1960s. She reflected on the plight of refugees and the complex history that partition unfolded in this part of the world.

Narrating the tension between the "illegal immigrants", commonly known as the "Miyans" and the local people, she also studied the role of the new social media in generating opinion among the people of the state. As part of the media workshop, a roundtable discussion was organized on 12 October on “Reporting of conflict, development and displacement in the East and North-East”. He highlighted this point by mentioning that identity of the journalist becomes extremely important in different situations to gain access to information.

Third speaker, Sopan Joshi, related the experiences from different parts of the country to the situations in Northeast. He concluded by explaining the three main reasons for migration, namely water, drought and famines and the market economy of the specific area.

Field Visit

It includes a handicraft production centre, a sales counter to sell the local products, a museum displaying Tibetan artefacts, old photographs and newspaper clippings, as well as a community health center and a school. The visit to this place gave the participants an idea about the lives of the Tibetan refugees in India, who are well off compared to the other refugee communities in India today. On the other hand, during their visit to the Lepcha settlement, the participants learned about identity claims of the Lepchas (mostly expressed in terms of the revival of Lepcha language and culture), and the underground tension between the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha on one level and the state of West Bengal at another.

A visit to the Lepcha Museum in Kalimpong and discussions with apical leaders of the community also made the participants aware of the ongoing struggle of the Lepchas, the oldest people of the hills, to preserve their customs and traditional ways. In fact, the team also had the opportunity to visit a traditional Lepcha village, about an hour's drive away from the city of Kalimpong, where, with the funding obtained from various international NGOs and welfare organizations, some of the older cabins have been restored. Here too, as at the museum site, the insistence of the local Lepcha youth was on instruction in Lepcha language and the establishment of schools to serve this purpose.

The visit generally made the participants aware of the socio-economic marginalization of Lepč in the hills. In the evening, a meeting was organized with local journalists, where the issues of statehood, citizenship and the problem of human trafficking in the area were highlighted. On the last day of the field trip, an interactive session was organized for participants to reflect on the findings of the field visit at the University of North Bengal, Siliguri.

Participants gathered at Sealdah Station for a field visit to a workshop on media and forced migration in Darjeeling.

In South Asia, the number of displaced persons far exceeds the number of refugees, and the refugees are in a better position compared to the displaced. The magnitude of the problem and the inadequacy in the treatment of displaced persons call for a greater emphasis on this particular form of vulnerability. Based on the above observations, it was argued that there is still a lack of protection mechanisms to address gender-based violence.

During the presentation, it was argued that displacement often meant the loss of voice, a core element of any aspect of justice. Chowdhory highlighted the scenario of the camps and the multidimensional politics within these spaces. The report's findings were key to connecting the idea of ​​"home" with "belonging" in the context of refugees and internally displaced persons.

In the special lecture delivered under module B, Ranabir Samaddar spoke of the ethical aspect of care and the protection given to the refugees. He mentioned some of the gaps in the existing policies compared to the international frameworks and measures based on humanitarian principles. A limited definition of statelessness critically grounded much of the discussion we had in the module.

Thus, the right to have a nationality as a right belonging to the governed population is a recent development in the discourse of national law as part of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was also underlined that media reporting bias has contributed to the marginalization of the stateless community over time. At the end of the session, a word of thanks was presented by Suha Priyadarshini Chakravorty.

One small recommendation would be to do a small redesign of the course website to make reading easy. Outcome of the course Outcome of the course Outcome of the course Outcome of the course. The dialogue was intended to help refocus the different protection strategies and needs in South Asia in the context of the new situation.

In the last session of the workshop, two aspects of partition and displacement studies, namely 'literature review' and 'caste and politics of rehabilitation' were discussed.

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