Analyses of Events
While there are various forms of disorder in public space in India, one of the most frequently occurring forms of violence is violent political protests and demonstrations. There are various macro level explanations of political violence in democracies. The magnitude and nature of political violence, however, varies across societies. Focusing on violent political events in the public space, this chapter analyses the tactics used by participants, the sequence of events, and police response to elucidate the event response dynamics.
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