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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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Communal Violence

Communal Violence

A Case Study

(p.135) 5 Communal Violence
Public Events and Police Response

T.K. Vinod Kumar

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at communal riots, which are one of most violent forms of public disorder afflicting Indian society. The impact of communal violence is severe not only in terms of the loss of life and property but also in terms of the damage it causes to the social fabric. This chapter examines the administrative response to communal riots, and discusses how the response to communal violence springs from all levels of government. Taking a communal incident that occurred in the city, the background of the event, the event itself, and police response to the event are examined in the context of existing theories and explanations of communal violence and ethnic conflict. The police response to the event is placed in the framework of situational crime prevention methods, peacemaking, and intensive policing.

Keywords:   communal riots, public disorder, communal violence, administrative response to events, police, police response, situational crime prevention, peacemaking

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