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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.

Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights in Andhra Pradesh
Left-wing extremism and human rights in Andhra Pradesh

In the backdrop of the pan-Indian scenario of the left-wing extremist movement, a detailed empirical study has been undertaken on the genesis, growth and consolidation of LWE in Andhra Pradesh in order to ascertain the extent of human rights violations arising out of the movement. Interrelated issues such as violation of human rights of marginalized sections like tribals and rural poor were also examined.

For more than three decades (1970–2000), the state of Andhra Pradesh witnessed extreme form of left-wing extremist violence. The spread of political extremism in Andhra Pradesh had twofold impact on the protection and promotion of human and civil rights. On one hand, it led to extreme forms ...

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