ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NAXALITES-Peking s Year of Silence

November 4, 1972 the inclusion of the Nepali language In the 8th Schedule of the Constitution cuts across party lines, the serious disturbances in the Prime Minister's meeting, destruction of the welcome arches in her honour and a bandh during her presence in the town, probably unprecedented anywhere in the country during the entire period of her stewardship, not only reveal the depth of the hill people's involvement in the language agitation, but also, at least to an extent, the weakening of the Indira spell, the most important prop of Congress rule today. While attempts have been made to castigate CPI(M) and also some unnamed foreign agenciesfor these disturbances, they have nonetheless had a sobering effect on the Congress. The attempts at placating the hill people

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