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In Mourning

In Mourning Nireekshak IT is quite unusual for Indian newspapers to use black borders, as a sign of mourning, while announcing the death of a foreign statesman or while commenting on his death. Not even ail eminent Indians have been accorded that courtesy by the Press. When Ra- jendra Prasad died, for example, not every newspaper had enclosed the report in black borders and, if I remember right, Zakir Husain's death had not yielded many black-bordered editorials. The only foreigner who had been given this honour in recent times was probably President Kennedy of the United States whose photograph was published within black borders by some newspapers, following his assassination.

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