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BOOKLET ON POLITICAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN WEST BENGAL

Introduction The last couple years have witnessed an unprecedented aggravation of political violence in West Bengal. It has increased in intensity in the months before and after the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, and has especially affected life, livelihood and property of women living in the JangalMahal areas. With the Assembly elections approaching in 2011, this politics of violence shows no signs in abating. A large section of corporate media is presenting this violence either as the sign of widespread mass discontent against the ruling Left Front—an ‘uprising from below&rsq...

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