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

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ing quite rapidly among the Hindus as well as the Sikhs. Although fortunately this trend is certainly not all-pervasive and the deep- rooted friendship and brotherhood of countless families belonging to the two communities is no doubt still intact, yet the fact of the growth of communal tendencies in a relatively short span of time from being a negligible phenomenon to a significant force cannot be denied any longer. Secessionist feelings are still confined to a very small and insignificant section of the Sikhs, but if communal forces keep getting strengthened then this development could contain the seeds for expanding secessionism. In a nutshell we can say that at present Hindu communalism (led by Shiv Sena, etc) and Sikh communalism (led by AISSF, etc) are feeding on each other, and at a later date these together could feed secessionism.

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