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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Global status report on violence prevention 2014

Based on data from 133 countries, this is the first report to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, youth violence, intimate partner and sexual violence, and elder abuse. Jointly published by the World Health Organization, the UN Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime. (December 2014)

Armed Violence News


Seshachalam: murders most foul. Frontline, 15 May 2015

8 security personnel killed in Nagaland ambush. Indian Express, 3 May 2015

CRPF deployed in Red zones will get AK-47s. Times of India, 26 April 2015

High Court notice on INSAS rifle controversy. Indian Express, 23 April 2015

Naxals killing spree, third attack in three days. Tehelka, 13 April 2015

Police kill 20 suspected sandalwood smugglers. Guardian, 7 April 2015

Bengaluru getting firearms from north India. Police News, 2 April 2015

Minister under fire for attending school meet with a gun. The Hindu, 31 March 2015

Manipur: the KNO prohibits sexual violence. Geneva Call, 28 March 2015

Illegal weapons in India: which state tops in confiscation? Factly, 24 March 2015

Online radicalisation and extremist violence in India. Mantraya, 20 March 2015

India’s first gun for women fares better among men. AFP, 20 March 2015

J&K: Security men among dead in police station attack. The Tribune. 21 March 2015.

It’s time for India to join the Mine Ban Treaty. The Hindu, 19 March 2015

Return of the native: CPI-Maoist in Kerala. IPCS, 16 March 2015

How to damage India's reputation. The Economist, 14 March 2015

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

Dimapur lynching: mirror to Nagaland’s security scene. IPCS, 9 March 2015

Accused rapist dragged from jail and killed. New York Times, 6 March 2015

Why India gang-rape film row is extraordinary. BBC, 4 March 2015

Action against disturbing communal harmony, Rajnath Singh. DNA, 4 March 2015

Rising civilian costs of the state-vs-extremists. IPCS, 23 February 2015

Pistol, revolver sales on the rise. The Hindu, 21 February 2015

Narendra Modi warning about religious attacks. BBC, 20 February 2015

Modi’s dangerous silence. New York Times, 6 February 2015

Islamic State Goes official in South Asia. The Diplomat, 4 February 2015

Rajnath Singh: religious discrimination won't be tolerated. DNA, 5 February 2015

Catholics fear church attacks in India. New York Times, 2 February 2015

India Maoist rebels kill policemen in Chhattisgarh. BBC, 3 February 2015

Naxal ambush: "informant" under police lens. Economic Times, 3 February 2015

Ethnic militancy in Assam: whom to blame? E&PW, 31 January 2015

Kashmir and the problem of disappearance.  E&PW, 31 January 2015

Chhattisgarh to maintain digitized arms licenses. Times of India, 31 January 2015

Forecast: Naxal violence in 2015. IPCS, 22 January 2015

Huge ammo haul in Delhi ahead of Obama visit. Hindustan Times, 19 January 2015

3 arms smugglers arrested, 1,000 live cartridges seized. Tribune, 19 January 2015

Gun licenses to be easier: Home Ministry. Economic Times, 14 January 2015

12 Bodo militants arrested, weapons seized.NDTV, 11 January 2015

Six Bodo militants nabbed, arms seized in Assam. Times of India, 9 January 2015

Why Assam’s Adivasis are soft targets. Times of India, 4 January 2015

Keeping Indian women safe. Harvard Magazine, January-February 2015

Fatalities in terrorist violence in India. SATP, January 2015

Assam: Death toll touches 70; Adivasis retaliate. Indian Express, 24 December 2014

Muslims and police. Frontline, 26 December 2014

Global arms treaty into force, India distant. Indian Express, 24 December 2014

Mumbai: Factory-made ammunition puzzles police. Indian Express, 22 December 2014

How women in India feel about their safety.Tehelka, 20 December 2014

Guns fall silent, J&K residents prepare to vote. The Asian Age, 19 December 2014

International smuggler in Lucknow; arms recovered. Indian Express, 18 December 2014

Multiple attacks rock Kashmir Valley. The Hindu, 5 December 2014

Kashmir: Fidayeen attacks kill 21. Kashmir Times, 5 December 2014

20 dead as militants strike in Kashmir. New York Times, 5 December 2014

Chhattisgarh attack: would politician's son be treated this way? NDTV, 4 Dec 2014

Voters ignore violence, turn out in high numbers in Kashmir. Reuters, 2 December 2014

Chhattisgarh Maoists attack: PM Modi condemns. Indian Express, 2 December 2014

Maoist rebels kill 14 policemen in Chhattisgarh. BBC, 1 December 2014

J&K: Army indicts 9 soldiers in killing teenagers. Indian Express, 28 November 2014

J&K: Arnia encounter ends, 12 dead. The Hindu, 28 November 2014

Live cartridges, magazine from drain in Punjab. Business Standard, 17 June 2014

Modern pistols replace Munger arms tradition. Telegraph, 4 March 2014


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