Aim and shoot: Child Soldiers in India’s Northeast
Presented by Mr Arijit Sen
Insurgent armies in India’s northeast exploit the region’s poverty to recruit boys and girls and train them for low intensity war. The region is also under the grip of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, a special legislation to enforce law and order imposed by New Delhi that alienates the local population. In 2013, two girls Alice Kamei, 14 and Sanahanbi Khaidem, 15 went missing. They were abducted by a rebel outfit. They are yet to return home. The Asian Centre for Human Rights says there are at least 500 child soldiers in Northeast. New Delhi refuses to acknowledge the presence of child soldiers in this region. With Alice and Sanahanbi, we will also hear stories of other children from this region, all of them trapped in rebel training camps, leading a life they never wanted
29 April 2015
Where: The Royal Astronomical Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1
Commences at 1.15pm
A Sandwich lunch with wine and/or soft drinks is available from 12.30pm but must be booked in advance by the previous day. £10 with wine or £7 with soft drink.
Tickets: Members and their guests only. Free