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In pictures: India's displaced children
Children have borne the brunt of separatist and ethnic conflicts in country's remote and underdeveloped northeast.
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2013 12:26
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The seven states in the northeastern part of India (also known as the Seven Sisters) have been plagued with years of separatist and ethnic conflict, insurgency, heavy military presence and underdevelopment. Several armed groups operate in the area - some call for complete independence, while others fight for regional autonomy.  

In the provinces of Assam and Manipur, for example, sepratists recruit children as young as twelve to fight against the government.

According to the International Displacement Monitoring Centre, more than a million people were forced to flee from their homes in the past 20 years. 

However, the turbulence in Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, is often neglected in mainstream discourse.

Children - society's most vulnerable - often bear the brunt of the conflct's effects. Many have been displaced and are being raised in shelter homes. 


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India's northeast has been the hub of ethnic conflicts and separatist movements.



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Years of conflict have resulted in chronic underdevelopment, heavy presence of military, high rates of unemployment and lack of private investment and growth.


/Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

According to UNICEF, children in conflict ridden areas suffer from lasting psychological damage as a result of the constant exposure to violence.



/Bijoyeta Das/Al Jazeera
Children from insurgency hit areas of northeastern India are being rehabilitated in different shelter homes across India.


/Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

A girl plays dress up at a shelter home in New Delhi.



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Many of these children receive long term counselling.



/Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

Counsellors at shelter homes say children from violence affected areas tend to be more aggressive and eager to pick a fight.



/Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera
A woman giving art lessons to a child.


/Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera
For some the shelter homes provide an opportunity for healing, while many more continue to live in the shadows of conflict.


/Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera
A child playing at a shelter home in New Delhi.



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India northeast has been the hub of ethnic conflicts and separatist movement.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/6ce90aba2991729640496399d365f848Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

India northeast has been the hub of ethnic conflicts and separatist movement.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/a3e732f280ff0cecfffc85943011c4ba

Years of conflict have resulted in chronic underdevelopment, heavy presence of military, high rates of unemployment and lack of private investment and growth.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/a3e732f280ff0cecfffc85943011c4baBijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

Years of conflict have resulted in chronic underdevelopment, heavy presence of military, high rates of unemployment and lack of private investment and growth.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/46b2ccb87701e7505a97a64ca95252ba

According to UNICEF, children in conflict ridden areas suffer from lasting psychosocial damage as the as result of the constant exposure to violence.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/46b2ccb87701e7505a97a64ca95252baBijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

According to UNICEF, children in conflict ridden areas suffer from lasting psychosocial damage as the as result of the constant exposure to violence.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/2cad591c8744bf681d9468b29394e55f

Children from insurgency hit areas of northeastern India are being rehabilitated in different shelter homes across India.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/2cad591c8744bf681d9468b29394e55fBijoyeta Das/Al Jazeera

Children from insurgency hit areas of northeastern India are being rehabilitated in different shelter homes across India.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/4a48c43406c8fd8501d384525db872c3

A girl playing dress up at a shelter home in New Delhi.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/4a48c43406c8fd8501d384525db872c3Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

A girl playing dress up at a shelter home in New Delhi.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/8a033be946e045f5766db1ba5e4b2b31

Many of these children receive long term counseling.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/8a033be946e045f5766db1ba5e4b2b31Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

Many of these children receive long term counseling.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/55608b91b0a86ca46eafd5fa402d1ed0

Counselors at the shelter homes say children from violent affected areas tend to be more aggressive and eager to pick a fight.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/55608b91b0a86ca46eafd5fa402d1ed0Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

Counselors at the shelter homes say children from violent affected areas tend to be more aggressive and eager to pick a fight.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/53e09e171b142fe69482a67fe5a66062

A woman giving art lessons to a child.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/53e09e171b142fe69482a67fe5a66062Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

A woman giving art lessons to a child.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/b19755b28cbe86372723fcd524401edd

For some the shelter homes provide an opportunity for healing, while many more continue to live in the shadows of conflict.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/b19755b28cbe86372723fcd524401eddBijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

For some the shelter homes provide an opportunity for healing, while many more continue to live in the shadows of conflict.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/b954897fa2309c6948722ea463f108c8

A child playing at a shelter home in New Delhi.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/India_displaced_children/slideshow/no-caption/b954897fa2309c6948722ea463f108c8Bijoyeta Das/ Al Jazeera

A child playing at a shelter home in New Delhi.



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