Reaction of adolescents towards armed conflict in Kashmir
Dr. Muzamil Jan, Shazia Manzoor
The present study was an attempt to observe the reaction of adolescents towards 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 get worried on hearing news regarding killing of person, disappearance of person, harassment of women, arrest of militants, custodial killing, blasts and attacks, cross firing at LOC and kidnapping of person. However a good percentage of adolescents feel fear and curiosity on hearing such news. A Meager fraction of adolescents show no reaction in this context.