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Calcutta Diary

Grandiloquence and India's ministers are usually inseparable. The deputy prime minister has proposed a new legislation which will make the death penalty mandatory for crimes against women. The defence minister has chosen to go one better. But the ministers should cut down on their hyperbole and concentrate on relatively small matters, such as the nightmare a 27-year old housewife, resident in the village of Balaghat in the district of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh, has been going through since last July.

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