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Politics of Communalism in Kerala

almost all the basic issues regarding the dam. All the major points raised by the NBA have been acknowledged. Nevertheless, on many points, the report justifies the premises of the project and even condones the non- observance of rules and laws. Though the Gujarat government and the dam-supporters like ARCH-Vahini snubbed the group, the group went out of its way to take cognisance their point of view. The group refrains from commenting on the sorry state of rehabilitation. Nor does it seriously dwell upon the grave violation of human rights due to the continuous police repression in the Narmada valley. The review does not make any decisive comment about the dam. But it does raise significant doubts. It has done significant work by at least listing down the points which indicate that the project mismanaged, confirming the issues raised by the NBA. Yet the review has refused to pursue its observations to its logical conclusion.

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