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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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Theories on Public Events

Theories on Public Events

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Public Events and Police Response

T.K. Vinod Kumar

Oxford University Press

This chapter addresses various aspects of public events, disorder, and police response. It discusses in detail the characteristics of public events before moving on to focus on public events in the Indian context. Examining public disorder events ranging from simple individual level acts such as drunken disorderly conduct to group level disorders such as public protest marches and rallies, student unrest, political conflicts, mass public disorder, strikes, and communal disorder, it analyses the police function of order maintenance. This chapter also examines the extant literature on ethnic or communal conflict in India, and forms the basis for analysis of communal violence in the city.

Keywords:   public events, protest marches, rallies, political conflicts, order maintenance, order maintenance, communal violence

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