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Release of Crime in India 2013, National Crime Records Bureau, 2014

Marwah, Sonal. 2014. "Mapping Murder: Homicide Patterns and Trends in India, An analysis from 2000-2010", Journal of South Asian Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2.


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Thousands of women executed in Indian witch hunts. Washington Post, 21 July 2014

Immunity for soldiers who kill and rape. New York Times, 19 July 2014

The Indian Army's desire to import assault rifles. IBN Live, 5 July 2014

The big deal about Army small arms. The Hindu, 4 July 2014

Four arrested in Dudhay with firearms. Kalimpongnews, 29 June 2014

Pune: Communalism, stoking the fires. Frontline, 25 June 2014

Lessons from a hanging: the Budaun rape and murder. E&PW, 21 June 2014

Naxal Violence: Agenda for the new government. IPCS, 16 June 2014


Brutality looks like this: killing in Garo. Tehelka, 14 June 2014

A “Maoist’s” arrest. Frontline, 13 June 2014

New government: gender concerns. Frontline, 13 June 2014

India's have-gun will-shoot mind. The Pioneer, 11 June 2014

Pakistan: Indian arms recovered from militants. Photo News, 9 June 2014

Bhubaneswar: Five college students held with arms. The Statesman, 6 June 2014

Paramilitaries: a different battle. Frontline, 30 May 2014

Ordnance Factory Board plans to try out 3 desi AKs. Times of India, 21 May 2014

Maharashtra: costly lapse. SATP, 19 May 2014

Internal security reforms for the new government. IDSA, 19 May 2014

Patterns of Naxal recruitment.IPCS, May 2014

CPI (Maoist) and urban movement. IDSA, 12 May 2014

Most country-made guns made in UP: Mumbai cops. Times of India, 3 May 2014

Small arms: revolution in Indian defence procurement. Economic Times, 22 April 2014

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