Perceptions of adolescents regarding armed conflict in Kashmir
Dr. Muzamil Jan, Shazia Manzoor
The present study was an attempt to observe the attitude of adolescents
regarding armed conflict in Kashmir as per affect of conflict (intact and
disrupted), dwelling and gender. The sample was selected through multi stage
sampling technique. For the sample 800 adolescents were selected from urban and
rural areas of Kashmir. The sample was collected with the help of self-constructed
questionnaire. The study shows that the majority of intact-disrupted
adolescents, adolescent boys-girls and rural-urban adolescents perceive armed
conflict in Kashmir as political conflict. Adolescents in greater number
believe that state government and armed force are responsible for unrest in
Kashmir. A meager fraction of adolescents holds militants and local leaders
culpable. Majority of adolescents expect that normalcy will return to Kashmir.
Adolescents prefer good governance and peaceful dialogue in context to this.