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

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After the Sigh, the Steam

weekly press more than Sant Fateh Singh's threat to immolate himself if his. demands were not conceded. For a whole week the country had been teetering on the brink of disaster and when a compromise between the Akali leader and the government was finally announced and the Sant broke his nine-day fast the cumulative sigh of relief could have been heard across the Himalayas. For nine days the country had held its breath, but once the crisis was over, comment came thick and fast.

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