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The India Armed Violence Assessment promotes research on all forms of armed violence in India, from terrorism, insurgencies and militant separatism, to crime, social conflict and gendered violence. Look to IAVA for original research, armed violence news,  partner institutions, and international research.

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NEW, Unheard and Uncounted: Violence against Women in India
Violence against women challenges Indian society, law enforcement and judicial affairs. Rapes and murders—like the Nirbhaya case in New Delhi in 2012—capture international attention. Domestic violence and public intimidation are familiar to women across India, but statistics are scarce. This Issue Brief examines statistics and research on violence against women in India, revealing the state of knowledge today.

Download  Unheard and Uncounted: Violence against Women in India

Also see: A Rapist’s Nightmare, New York Times, 17 October 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

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

Govt’s licensing policy killing Munger’s gunmakers. Hindustan Times, 24 September 2015

Kalashnikov rifles to be made in India. Central Chronicle, 21 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


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