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Tatas and Singur

This refers to the article “Singur: What Happened, What Next and Time to Pay the Cost” by D Bandyopadhyay (EPW, 29 November 2008).

The view that the Tatas left Singur v oluntarily is seriously flawed. As users, the Tatas were entitled to presume that the land seller complied with the relevant laws and that the government would e nsure law and order. Instead, they faced continuous and violent opposition, were prevented from carrying on normal c om mercial activity and suffered damage to property.

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