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Public Events and Police ResponseUnderstanding Public Order Policing in Democratic India$
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T.K. Vinod Kumar

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198090335

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090335.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
Public Events and Police Response

T.K. Vinod Kumar

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter provides the reader with an overview of public events that could range from religious gatherings to political rallies to civil protests. Defining such events as indicators of the character of society and polity, the chapter briefly discusses the police response to such events. It explains how the police response to a public event may vary depending on the nature of the public event and that such a response involves various stages of decision-making. From introducing the reader to the main theme of the book, this chapter moves on to provide a synopsis of the aspects covered by each chapter.

Keywords:   public events, religious gatherings, political rallies, protests, police response

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