Is India seeing a decrease in violence?

Amit Ahuja and Devesh Kapur, two American political scientists, disagree. In their forthcoming book, Internal Security in India: Violence, Order, and the State, they argue that widespread violence in the country has actually declined. To put it more accurately, “the overall level of violence in India – public and private – has decreased in the first two decades of this century compared to the previous two decades”.

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