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

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BIHAR-The Bishrampur Carnage

BIHAR The Bishrampur Carnage Arun Sinha THE landless labourers, sharecroppers and small peasants of Bishrampur had decided not to celebrate Holi this year. On March 2 their leader, Bansropan Sah, had been arrested on a murder charge. This 40-year-old peasant, whom the chief minister had described as "a hardened criminal", had in recent years emerged as a protector of the poor and oppressed of not only Bishrampur but also of neighbouring villages. Wherever the landlords committed violence against the people, he would jump into the fray on the people's side. He would organise meetings and address them. Two years ago, when the labourers of Akodhi had struck for higher wages, Bansropan had supported them.

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