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

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`Operation Pushback'

When the Sangh parivar made unsanctioned immigration by growing numbers of poor Bangladeshi Muslims their new political strategy, the lenient attitude of the ruling Congress government towards the immigrants hardened with astonishing rapidity. Mid-1992 saw brisk efforts made under Operation Pushback to deport them from New Delhi. But the Congress government's easy capitulation to the parivar's rallying cry against unauthorised immigration would become a precursor to its final surrender to the parivar's demolition of the Babri masjid just three months later.

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