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What Next in Family Welfare

What Next in Family Welfare? D Banerji THE mass sterilisation drive during Emergency, when a reign of terror was let loose on the poor, had been a most outrageous chapter in the history of India. Even more outrageous was the response to this move from the educated class/and other shapers of public opinion. Very few of them felt exercised enough at the outrage to express their dissent even to the extent that was allowed by the rules, regulations and laws prevailing during Emergency. Many of them enthusiastically supported the move and still larger segment of this class, while expressing a tinge of regret that so much of force had to be resorted to, actively justified such an action on the ground that tinder the circumstances this was the only way of dealing with an explosive problem which was threatening the very life of the nation. Then there were the rest, constituting the huge 'silent majority', who did not even bother to find out what was going on in the country and were content with whatever was dished out to them through the controlled press, the radio and other communication media.

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