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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.

How to Tackle Left-Wing Extremism?
How to tackle left-wing extremism?

The study has unequivocally revealed that the LWE and the interrelated human/civil rights issues continue to be the most challenging task for the country in the present century. The political executive is fully aware of the seriousness of the challenge as manifest from the statements of the prime minster and senior ministers on a number of occasions. However, the crucial question is as how a permanent solution to LWE could be arrived at? Even at conceptual level, serious differences exist among political parties/leaders, policymakers, police functionaries and senior bureaucrats. There is one strong school of thought that LWE threat should be treated as a basic law-and-order issue or a serious challenge to the internal security and ...

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