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 seeThe slaughter of suicide data. Frontline, 21 August 2015

Latest Armed Violence News


Naxals killed in gunbattle with cops in Raipur. Indian Express, 27 September 2015

Government mulls lifetime validity of arms licences. Times of India, 27 September 2015

Indian Army to test Indian assault rifle. Defense News, 19 September 2015

Maoist gun factory busted, arms seized. Indian Express, 18 September 2015

Caste violence: night of terror. Frontline, 18 September 2015

Fighting ISIS risks sectarian violence in India: MHA. Indian Express, 17 September 2015

Bihar: Guns and gangs, will it be different this time? Economic Times, 13 September 2015

Blast in Madhya Pradesh kills 89, explosives suspected. BBC, 12 September 2015

Indian forces in Kashmir human rights abuses cover-up. Guardian, 12 September 2015

The Lashkar's empire of jihad. India Today, 9 September 2015

Acid attack victim makes a bold statement. New York Times, 9 September 2015

Why Manipur is gripped by violence. BBC, 8 September 2015

Tigers, elephants and modernity. Tehelka, 5 September 2015

Eight killed as Manipur plunges into violence. Indian Express, 2 September 2015

Peace-loving Himachalis gun for licences. Hindustan Times, 2 September 2015

Manipur: indefinite curfew imposed. Indian Express, 1 September 2015

Death toll in Manipur violence rises to 6. IBN, 1 September 2015

Can America curb gun violence with a cue from India? Pioneer, 29 August 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

Modi appeals for calm as 9 killed in Gujarat. Indian Express, 27 August 2015

Gujarat remains tense after Patel caste violence. BBC, 27 August 2015

Curfew in Ahmedabad as caste protests turn violent. Al Jazeera, 26 August 2015

Kashmir's Young Rebels. Diplomat, 22 August 2015

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

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

Data show abnormally high suicides in paramilitary. News Minute, 13 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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