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From 50 Years Ago (3 December 2005)

the back of this, of course, was the fear that that no convincing case has been made out FROM 50 YEARS AGO the dominant group in Mysore would lose its for handing over Bellary to Andhra; and it is importance in Karnataka because of the also hurt by the free gift that the States preponderance of another community in the Reorganisation Commission has sought to Kannada-speaking areas of the present make of several Kannada-speaking border Bombay State. But facts and figures have areas to other States on grounds that remain since been cited to prove that no single unexplained, or when explained, bear no close Vol VII, No 49, December 3, 1955 community can be in a position of dominance scrutiny. Though these may be no more than in the proposed State of Karnataka; and if the matters of detail, they have in them theKarnataka in Sight ruling community in Mysore cannot domi-potentialities for continued bitterness and (Weekly Notes) nate Karnataka, neither can the powerful group rancour. The best way to solve them would in the northern districts of the proposed new be to open direct negotiations with leaders of With the acceptance by the Mysore Pradesh State. There would be a political balance the neighbouring States, come to agreed Congress Committee of an agreed resolution beneficial to all, and particularly to the smaller solutions and then present them to the Central more or less on the lines of the one adopted communities who would not be altogether authority, thus sparing the latter the embarby the Congress Working Committee recently, submerged in such a state of affairs. rassment of dealing with conflicting claims. the formation of Karnataka should present no With the Congress Working Committee or But it is questionable whether in the present further difficulty. The opposition to the union rather the sub-committee appointed to decide atmosphere of rivalry, suspicion and fear, of Mysore with other Kannada-speaking areas linguistic claims setting its face firmly against there is any possibility of such negotitations was actuated by the feeling that Mysore

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