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

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Bihar : Unrealistic Solutions

Unrealistic Solutions DESPITE having become the order of the day, the arbitrary mass killings in Bihar have not ceased to evoke horror and revulsion each time they are perpetrated. More innocents seem to be destined to be mowed down in the aftermath of the bout of violence that engulfed Shankarbhiga, Narayanpur and Senari, as threats of retaliation are issued by the landlord armies and the naxalite outfits from their respective hideouts. The state machinery having long abdicated its duty of maintaining law and order and the rudimentary task of providing public services, an overwhelming sense of futility pervades Bihar as it lurches into further anarchy. It is against this background that the multicrore relief and reconstruction packages announced by the central and the state governments separately, instead of providing assurance, generate all round scepticism.

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