Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights: The Role of Civil Liberties Groups in Andhra Pradesh
By: Prof. K. V. Thomas (author)Hardback
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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.
K. V. Thomas, a law graduate from Kerala University, has over 36 years of distinguished career in Intelligence Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, in various capacities in different parts of India including the far-flung insurgency-affected areas of the North East. For his outstanding contributions to the Bureau, he was decorated with President's Police Medal for distinguished service (2008) and Indian Police Medal for meritorious service (1996), besides special awards of the Bureau for his outstanding professional contributions in the field of Internal Security. The National Police Academy, Hyderabad awarded him Police Fellowship in 1997 for undertaking a research project on Policing which he successfully completed in 1998. He won Prime Minister's Silver Cup Essay Competition conducted by National Police Academy for the serving police personnel in the country on six times. As a delegate to All India Police Science Congress he presented research oriented papers on various aspects of policing, including human rights issues, on half a dozen occasions. K. V. Thomas (aka Toms Kara) superannuated from IB in 2010 as Assistant Director. He is now fully engaged in bringing out quality publications in various subjects especially Internal Security/law enforcement, Human Rights and Insurgency. He has authored two books: Human Rights, Terrorism and Policing in India (1999) and Policing in 21st Century-Myth, Realities and Challenges (2012).
Preface Human Rights: Historical Background and Constitutional Framework Human Rights Scenario in Andhra Pradesh: A Ground-level Study Left-Wing Extremism: Pan-Indian Scenario Left-Wing Extremism and Human Rights in Andhra Pradesh Human and Civil Rights of Marginalized Sections How to Tackle Left-Wing Extremism? Human Rights NGOs and Their Increasing Role Andhra Pradesh: A Role Model for Civil Liberties Groups and NGOs A Way Ahead Conclusion Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
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