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A Country That Is Private Property

A Country That Is Private Property Romesh Thapar THE Shah Commission told us how a bunch of people holding political power, and in a moment of excessed emergency, subverted all established procedures and norms to establish their personal rule. So much of what is recorded by the Shah Commission, and other commissions of equity, fells us the story of how India has gradually been used as if it were private property by the politicians, the gullible amongst us, and they are not a few, believe that those bad old days are over. The truth is that in these 'normal' times we are seeing the business of treating India as private property taken to new heights of cynicism, Only the other day, a correspondent of India's leading newspaper, The Times of India, was telling us of two incidents

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