- Subject index
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.
Chapter 7: Human Rights NGOs and Their Increasing Role
Human Rights NGOs and Their Increasing Role
The NGOs are those organizations in civil society which are either formed to assist the needy/disadvantaged or to pursue a common interest and/or to take action on a particular subject or issue which causes disadvantage or is detrimental to the well-being of people or society as a whole.1 Though NGOs are part of the total fabric of the organizations in the society, they are distinguishable from other groups by their focus on the disadvantaged, disadvantage or wider concerns on issues which affect peoples’ well-being. While the governments generally deal with common matters/issues of the people and not specifically the disadvantaged, the NGOs directly or indirectly deal with the needs, problems and issues ...