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Kohima to Kashmir
Kohima to Kashmir

Kohima to Kashmir

by Prakash Singh

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Language

English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8171675212 - Year: 2002 - Pages: 235

Binding

Paperback

Prakash Singh

Author: Prakash Singh
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 235
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8171675212

Description

This volume gives a panoramic view of the separatist and secessionist movements in Nagaland, Assam, Punjab and Kashmir, and also throws light on the Naxalite movement. The political ineptitude and the socio-economic factors which led to people taking up arms against the government have been critically analyzed.



Terrorist and insurgent movements have left a bloody trail in the country. Starting from the northeast in the mid-fifties, when the Naga Hills went up in flames, these have engulfed several states. The sixties saw stirrings in the Naxalbari area, when the prairie fire gradually spread over to Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and other areas. The seventies witnessed turmoil in Assam. The eighties were overshadowed by terrorism in the Punjab. And in the nineties, Kashmir occupied the center stage.



Prakash Singh, the author, had the opportunity of serving in all the aforesaid turbulent areas. An officer who combines deep theoretical knowledge with enormous filed experience, he has, in the present volume, given a panoramic view of the separatist and secessionist movements in Nagaland, Assam, Punjab and Kashmir, and also thrown light on the Naxalite movement. The political ineptitude and the socio-economic factors which led to people taking up arms against the government have been critically analyzed.



The author has also capsulised his experiences as a police officer and highlighted the difficulties he experienced while interfacing with the politicians. The colonial police structure which remains unchanged, as brought out in the book, is not in tune with the democratic aspirations of the people and is an impediment in the enforcement of the rule of law.

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