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

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From 50 Years Ago: Fading Will

Vol V, No 20 may 16, 1970

Fading Will

The debate in Lok Sabha on Thursday on the communal riots in Maharashtra had to be abandoned for want of a quorum. No doubt this accurately reflected the extent of the legislators’ interest in the subject under discussion. In her spirited rejoinder to the speech by the Jan Sangh leader, A B Vajpayee, the Prime Minister did declare that “we will fight it [communalism] with all the strength at our command”. All evidence suggests, however, that in the last few years as communal riots have become more frequent and more depredatory, the political will to fight the menace has weakened. Even that woolly-headed institution, the National Integration Council, appears to have faded away.

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Updated On : 17th May, 2020
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