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Land Ceilings-No Substantive Change

 ed the sudden scarcity of Leftist writers. Bengal is India's mini-Indonesia. True, the Army was confined to the barracks, but this omission was made good by a task force treated by the establishment. An estimated 3,000 were recruited to identify political 'undesirables' in every locality and to 'root out violence'. The force, it is alleged, was strengthened by detenus, held on minor charges, who were allowed to escape from overcrowded jails. Naxalites returning from rural Bengal were not the only ones to be overwhelmed by this force of police underlings.

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