Conflict
 
The fight against left-wing extremism
Varad Pande
Posted on: 23 Oct 2012
Tags:   naxalism

In this Note From the Field, Varad Pande of the Ministry of Rural Development argues that left-wing extremism and violence is a major challenge for India. He says that while this is definitely a security issue, it is as much a political and a development issue. We will not end this war by bullets alone; we will win it only if we win over hearts and minds.
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IAP improving lives in Maoist-affected areas
Animesh Ghosh
Posted on: 05 Apr 2013
Topics:   Conflict

In this Note from the Field, a PMRDF working in the Left Wing Extremism affected Purulia district in West Bengal, narrates how the Maoist movement disrupted livelihoods, revenue generation and public service delivery, and how the Integrated Action Plan has helped restore normalcy in the district.
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Religion and relief in Muzzafarnagar
Rohini Somanathan
Posted on: 10 Jan 2014
Topics:   Conflict

The communal riots that broke out in Muzzafarnagar in the state of Uttar Pradesh in September last year took several lives and left hundreds homeless. In this Note from the Field, Rohini Somanathan shares her experience of visiting two of the largest relief camps in the region. While state relief was lacking, local Muslim communities were found to be providing a great deal of support to the refugees.
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