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Confidence Building Not the Answer

outlay will go to augment the expenditure intended to keep these forces in a happy frame of mind. This will however imply that correspondingly less will be available for purposes of economic development. And whatever will be available will be ill- spent. Punjab has already proved the point. Armed might cannot take care of a mass malaise, but helps to aggravate it. If Khalistan has all of a sudden begun to look as less than an otiose proposition, it is altogether possible that the irrationality of what the union government is indulging tn will enhance the prospect of similar breakaway movements rearing their heads elsewhere in the country.

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