India Armed Violence Assessment

The India Armed Violence Assessment promotes research on all forms of armed violence in India, from cross border terrorism, domestic insurgencies and militant separatism, to less publicized risks to individuals from crime, social conflict, and gendered violence. Look to IAVA for original research, armed violence news,  partner institutions, and international research.

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India's Daughter (full film)

The rape that shocked the world and sparked protests across India. Parents and one of the rapists tell the story of the night a young woman was gang raped and murdered. The life of Jyoti Singh sheds light on violence against women in India.

Commentary: Sexual violence in India: Women see little progress. CBC, 12 March 2015

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Crime in India 2014 Statistics, National Crime Records Bureau, July 2015

This principle reference introduces new sections on environment related offences, crimes against senior citizens, against transgender and against foreigners. Sections on cyber crime, human trafficking, kidnapping and crimes against women/children/SC/ST are expanded.

Also see: The slaughter of suicide data. Frontline, 21 August 2015

Latest Armed Violence News


Tigers, elephants and modernity. Tehelka, 5 September 2015

Maoist 'revolutionary violence' in India. E&PW, 29 August 2015

Border firing kills nine on India-Pakistan war anniversary. Reuters, 28 August 2015

Clashes erupt between India and Pakistan border. Washington Post, 28 August 2015

Farm suicides: slaughter of suicide data. Frontline, 21 August 2015

When a gun summarised Raavani. Indian Express, 17 August 2015

Banks are biggest buyers of civilian firearms. Economic Times, 8 August 2015

Is India’s longest ethnic insurgency over? The Economist, 8 August 2015

India needs to sign the Arms Trade Treaty. IPD, 5 August 2015

In three years, 171 army personnel lost their lives. Indian Express, 4 August 2015

Will India's peace deal with Naga rebels work? BBC, 4 August 2015

Modi announces peace deal with Naga insurgents. Indian Express, 3 August 2015

Govt data shows upsurge in communal violence. Daily Times, 2 August 2015


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