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Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights unfolds a mosaic of social issues, especially of the weaker and marginalized section, closely intertwined with internal security.

Based on an empirical study of the Left-Wing Extremism (LWE) movement in Andhra Pradesh, once the citadel of LWE, it offers a deep analysis of the growth and consolidation of LWE in India. It also studies the profiles and roles of NGOs in promoting rights for which specific case studies have been undertaken.

As LWE and counter-extremist operations have become the major sources of serious human-rights violations in the country, the pan-Indian scenario of the movement bringing out its genesis, organizational structure, etc., have been elaborately dealt with in this book.

Human Rights Scenario in Andhra Pradesh: A Ground-Level Study
Human rights scenario in Andhra Pradesh: A ground-level study

With the end of ‘cold war’, the subject of human rights is perhaps the most powerful new addition to the international agenda. The growth of global terrorism and the organized moves of the comity of nations to contain the threat have posed new issues relating to political and civil rights of individuals. On the other hand, globalization and liberalization have created new frontiers of social and economic rights closely intertwined with the survival and dignity of human beings, especially in developing countries. However, the double standard maintained by nations in respect of what they profess and practice in the case of human rights and the efforts of the ...

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