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South Africa- Apartheid under Pressure

October 11, 1986 account of the Darjeding area's incorporation into the Indo-British domain; maybe, the criticisms are correct. Even if he is to be faulted on points of facts, Ghishing's overall standpoint is unmistakably anti-colonial. He underlines the aggressive nature of the British rulers' interface with Nepal and is critical about their exploitation of Napali manpower as a source of cheap cannon- fodder and plantation labour The document gives details of the 11-point programme of action reportedly decided upon at the GNLF meeting on March 13 this year. Once again, there is nothing really anti- national in the list. The specific actions proposed are observance of 'black flag day', marathon bandh, burning of copies of Article VII of the Indo-Nepal Treaty and the report of the States Reorganisation Committee, boycott of MLAs, ministers and so on, non-participation in national celebrations such as Independence and Republic Days, Gandhi Jayanti, and so on, stoppage of movement of timber and boulders from the hills to the plains, and non-payment of taxes and non-repayment of loans. There is no action in the list which has not some time or other been carried out by the national and Left movements in India. The document also cites some more provocative appeals and posters; but these have been, it is explicitly stated, anonymously issued.

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