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Political Violence and the Police in India
Political Violence and the Police in India

Political Violence and the Police in India

by K S Subramanian

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Language

English

Publisher

Sage Publications

ISBN

9780761935933 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 257

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Paperback

K S Subramanian
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Author: K S Subramanian
Publisher: Sage Publications
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 257
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9780761935933

Description

Increasing political violence in India is challenging the government’s ability to resolve conflicts democratically. In this topical book, K.S. Subramanian:

- Identifies patterns and trends in political violence in India;
- Examines how the government’s political machinery has responded;
- Explains why State response has been inadequate; and
- Recommends changes in structures and attitudes.

The author sketches the growing crisis of governance by assessing the Central and state governments’ police organisations, especially key central agencies such as the Intelligence Bureau, the Central Paramilitary Forces and the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. In case studies of regions and communities affected by political violence, he takes the reader behind the scenes—whether it is on police partisanship in the communal pogrom in Gujarat, the official approach to the Naxalite problem, the violence against dalits and adivasis, or the violation of human rights in northeast India.

With police reform being a major public concern, police research is gaining importance as a field of study. This book will appeal to students of criminal justice, political science, sociology, public policy and public administration, as well as policy makers, police and administrative officers, and human rights activists.

Contents

Introduction

Political Violence and State Response in India
The Indian Police System in Crisis
Intelligence Bureau
An Instrument of Partisan Politics
Central Paramilitary Forces
A Parallel Police Force?
Naxalite Violence
What Can the Union Home Ministry Do?
Violence Against Dalits and Adivasis
Whither Social Justice?
State-Sponsored Violence Against the Muslims in Gujarat, 2002
A Case Study in Police Partisanship
Political Violence in the Northeast
The Human Rights of Ordinary People

Conclusion

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