Ved Marwah

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Ved Prakash Marwah (born September 15, 1932) is a former governor of Manipur, Mizoram and Jharkhand.

He was born in Peshawar, which is now situated in Pakistan. A former member of the Indian Police Service, Marwah has held assignments in different states in India during his 36-year career, including Commissioner of Police, Delhi; Director General of the National Security Guard; and Adviser to the Governors in Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar.

Marwah headed the Marwah Commission, which was appointed in November 1984 to inquire into the role of the police during 1984 Anti-Sikh riots. Marwah almost completed his inquiry towards the middle of 1985 but was directed by the Rajiv Gandhi government not to proceed further as the Misra Commission had been appointed by then. Records of the Marwah Commission were taken over by the government and were later transferred to the Misra Commission with the exception of the handwritten notes of Ved Marwah, which contained important information.

Marwah served as governor of Manipur from 1999 to 2003, governor of Mizoram from 2000 to 2001, and governor of Jharkhand from 2003 to 2004.

He wrote the book Uncivil Wars: Pathology of Terrorism in India. Marwah is on the governing council of the Asian Academy Of Film And Television.


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