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

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persons at Bongaigaon on March 14, the blast at Kalaogaon Bazaar which claimed 11 lives on March 21 and the more recent sabotaging of the Kanchenjunga express reflect the gravity of the situation. Neither viewing it as a law and order problem and offering police solutions nor blaming things entirely on the instigation of the Congress(l) at the centre is likely to lead us anywhere. Even if it is a fact that the Congress(l) has played an instigatory role, what has made it possible for it to do this? The answer to a great extent lies in the cultural givens of the Indian state which the centre and even opposition-ruled states share alike.

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