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

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The Paralysed State

The Paralysed State Romesh Thapar THE killing of Indira Gandhi stunned the country in an extraordinary way. For sixteen years she had ruled and literally become part of the daily scene. The systemic failure to protect her, to handle the grim aftermath of the assassination, to break the loot-maar gangs, to arrange the political transition, and keep the people fully informed and free of rumourmongering, has caused widespread concern and despair, even fear of the future.

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