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

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BIHAR-Murder to Order

BIHAR Murder to Order N K Singh THE Naxalite movement is in disarray in Bihar. Su there should have been an end to violence and murder in the state. After all, this is what official propaganda had always led one to believe. However, nothing of the kind has happened. In fact, violence has been at a peak in Bihar recently. Not communal violence of which there is usually so much in the state; nor dacoity and highway robbery; nor petty land feuds, in which Bihar tops the list. The violence one has in mind is class violence, plain and simple. It is the violence of the landlords against the peasants, the upper castes against the untouchables, the capitalists against the workers and the state machinery against the people. It is significant that the violence of the ruling classes has mounted ever since the decline of the Naxalite movement.

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