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

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The Emergency-Wood and the Trees

to testify before the Shah Commission and has instead courted prosecution in a court of law for doing so. HIT reasons for taking this course are not difficult to fathom. For one thing, what she might have had to say on oath before the Commission might have incriminated her by exposing her claims about the doings of the government during the Emergency to be less than truthful; for another, she must also have calculated that a side-show at this juncture with herself in the role of the persecuted before a court would do her political fortunes some good.

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