Communal Crimes and National Integration: A Socio-Legal Study


Praveen Kumar

xxiv, 484 p.2011

Includes bibliographical references and index

ISBN-13/ EAN: 9789350180402 (Hardbound)

ISBN-10: 93-5018-040-5 (Hardbound)

INR 2499.00

LC Subject heading

1. Communalism–India. 

2. Crime–India. 

3. Nationalism–India. 

4. Religion and politics–India. 

5. Criminal justice, Administration of–India. 

6. India–Politics and government–20th century.

BISAC Subject:  LAW059000/LAW / Legal Education

About the Book:

Communal crimes have been the feature of civilized and uncivilized societies witnessed for centuries. And India is no exception to it. Since Independence, communal crimes have taken place with alarming regularity, threatening life and livelihood. This book presents a critical study of socio-legal aspects of communal crimes in India and their impact on national integration. Tracing the causes and abeting factors of communal crimes, it discusses at length the role of religious leaders, socio-political discrimination, international conspiracies and the apathy of government machinery. It also takes a close look at various provisions of the Indian Penal Code, the Criminal Procedure Code, the Evidence Act and the Constitution of India, which deal with communal crimes.

About the Author:

Praveen Kumar is Assistant Professor in Vaish College of Law, Rohtak, affiliated to MaharshiDayanand University. Earlier he was a faculty at Innovative Institute of Law, Greater Noida and BhaiGurdas College of Law, Sangrur. His area of specialization is criminal law. Also he has practised law in various courts in Haryana and Delhi.


Historical Perspectives of the Problem – Communal Crimes in Pre-Independence India – Communal Crimes in Post-Independence India – Review – Causes of Communal Crimes – Social Causes – Legislative Lacunas – Political Causes – Economic Causes – Review – Existing Statutory Framework – Existing Statutory Framework – Review – International Conspiracies and Communal Crimes – Implantation of Divide and Rule Policy – Cross Border Communal Terrorism – Heavy Foreign Funding to Various Communal Organisations – English Media with Communal Lines – Review – Role of Government and the Political Organizations – International Convention on Genocide and Latest Indian Bill-2005 – Impact of Communal Crimes upon National Integration – Internal Threats – External Threats – Conclusion – Bibliography

Content  CD:

Appendix I: National Human Rights Commission: An Excerpt from the Preliminary Report of the National Human Rights Commission–NHRC – Appendix II: The Communal Violence (Prevention, Control and Rehabilitation of Victims) Bill, 2005 – Appendix III: Reporting on Communal Riots – Appendix IV: Selected Extracts of Supreme Court JudgementZahiraHabibulla H. Sheikh and Another, Appellants vs. State of Gujarat and Others, Respondents. AIR 2004 S.C. 3114

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