Communal violence leads to migration, ghettos: Panel

15, Oct 2015

Oct 15, 2015 | Age Correspondent| mumbai
Communal violence is one of the major reasons behind migration, leading to increase in ghettoism.
This was emphasised by panelists who had gathered at the Phirozeshah Mehta Bhavan of University of Mumbai during the launch of the book Communal Violence, Forced Migration and the State: Gujarat since 2002 by Sanjeevani Lokhande on Wednesday.
The panelists further said that the current government rather than addressing the issue was only encouraging it by not taking punitive action against trouble-makers who incite people into communal violence in the country.
Ms Lokhande said during her doctoral research she found that human displacement was an insightful lens to view the inherent bias and disparity in society. “In a democracy, the migration of large swathes of population isn’t just an aberration. Apparently it has larger implications.”

 

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