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more ominous trend of the increasing hold of superstitious beliefs on the minds of urban educated people. The crowds which queued up before temples in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and other cities to feed the idols consisted of middle class housewives, businessmen, industrialists, bureaucrats, professionals like teachers and lawyers and young college students. These are the people who are supposed to lead India to the 21st century and carry out the fundamental duty (as defined by our Constitution) to "develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform".

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