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From the Dam to the Ghettos-The Victims of the Rihand Dam

October 5, 1985 Akali Dai's principled commitment or concurrence with these, makes it extremely vulnerable to blackmail by adversaries from within the community and the party and those from outside with a capacity to manipulate, even when its political priorities were decidedly different. Longowal and other Akali leaders knew fully well how Bhindranwale, Dal Khalsa and the Khalistan lobby were catapulted into effective positions for blackmail and yet all of them were willy- nilly sucked into the vortex of an increasy irretrievable situation with disastrous consequences for the Sikh community, Punjab and the country.

From the Dam to the Ghettos-The Victims of the Rihand Dam

September 28, 1985 From the Dam to the Ghettos The Victims of the Rihand Dam Satyajit Kumar Singh SINGRAULI, situated in eastern Uttar Pradesh (Mirzapur district) and northern Madhya Pradesh (Sidhi district), covers a project area which is more than 1,800 sq km. It is very rich in coal deposits, having the second largest coal seam in the world, if not the largest. The Kaimur hills, an extension of the Vindhya range laps the whole region with thick forests bearing sal, bamboo, khair and salal trees among many more species. It was a very backward area in the sense that it was primarily an agricultural economy, till the early sixties not having any electricity, very few roads, just one rail line and nearly no forms of modern communication.

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