Sabotaged Schooling: Naxalite attacks and police occupation of schools in India’s Bihar and Jharkhand states

This 103-page report details how the Maoists - known as Naxalites - a longstanding, pan-Indian armed militant movement, are targeting and blowing up state-run schools. At the same time, police and paramilitary forces are disrupting education for long periods by occupying schools as part of anti-Naxalite operations. Human Rights Watch has documented that at least 36 schools in Jharkhand and 23 schools in Bihar were attacked during 2009. These do not include schools that were occupied by security forces at the time of attack.

Published 2011-04-26

Document Information

Publisher
Publication year
2009
Author(s)
Sheppard, Bede
Format
pdf, 103p.
Rights
© 2009 Human Rights Watch
Creative Commons License
Attribution
Region
South Asia
Country
India
Our thematic areas
Child Participation
Identifier
ISBN: 1-56432-566-0

Document Information

Publisher
Publication year
2009
Author(s)
Sheppard, Bede
Format
pdf, 103p.
Rights
© 2009 Human Rights Watch
Creative Commons License
Attribution
Region
South Asia
Country
India
Our thematic areas
Child Participation
Identifier
ISBN: 1-56432-566-0