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

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Who Rules the Ruling Party

the court room, the Maintenance of the Internal Security Act is used to recapture him and keep him indefinitely be- bind bars. There is the case of one particular trade union leader who, in the course of a bare fortnight, was charged under one criminal offence within the jurisdiction of one police station, released on bail, charged under another offence by another police station, again released on bail by a second magistrate, arrested by a third police station for allegedly committing yet another offence within its jurisdiction released once more by a third magistrate; at which stage the MISA was invoked and the agony ended.

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