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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.

A Way Ahead
A way ahead

In the backdrop of the increasing instances of human rights violations, two crucial questions that were examined in detail were the effectiveness of the constitutional and legal mechanisms in safeguarding these rights and the role of state and its superstructures. The awareness’ of the general public on their basic civil rights and understanding of NGOs were assessed along with the perception of police on NGOs and civil liberties organizations. Various research tools have been applied to collect empirical data from a wide spectrum of samples which included NGO—functionaries, academicians, bureaucrats, journalists, judicial-experts, police personnel and general public.1 The views of prominent personalities closely connected with the theme of study, elicited during personal interview, were incorporated. The analysis of these data ...

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