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

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POLAND-Mending Relations

not only the Harijans but also the poor of all castes and communities. Some leaders of the DSS have begun to speak in terms of espousing all anti-exploitation causes. This is truly remarkable. For, Karnataka, in particular the old Mysore state, is well known for inter- caste fights for seeking employment under the state. The struggle for protective discrimination antedates the constitution. Most of the numerically large caste groups have benefited from reservation in one form or another in the last fifty odd years. But not one of them has engaged in this introspective exercise of pointing out that within their own group the benefits have not always reached those who deserved them most The DSS is without question the first attempt to focus attention on where the benefits go. Recently an important Republican Party leader, C M Armugam from Kolar Gold Fields! has been subjected to demonstrations by Dalits because of his quite obvious alienation from his own people.

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