Peace and Eco-Social Justice: Failed Distributive Justice, Violence and Militancy in India

Jose Binoj


Eco-social Justice which emphasizes on the need for economic and social justice along with environmental protection would bring forth peace. Peace is condition where social justice is prevalent and Social Justice is another condition based on equality. Distributive justice will ensure social, economic and political justice. Violence and militancy are primarily the result of failed distributive justice. Analysing the emergence and growth of the 'naxalite'movements in India, it could be found that the negation of distributive justice was one of the major factor the led to these militant organizations. The activities of the militants as well as the counter militant activities of the state have resulted in the breach of environmental justice India. A relation between eco-social justice and militant movements could be traced here. An eco-friendly world could not be realized without settling conflicts and establishing peace and security.

Key Words: Eco-social Justice, Distributive justice, Violence, Militancy, Naxalite movements

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