ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Family Planning-scores and scars

Arun Sinha writes: THE narrow alley separating the mudhouses in Belchhi's harijan ghetto is jammed by half-clad landless peasants and their wives who carry naked children in their arms. "Save us, save us", a woman says in anguish. "They threaten us every day; they fire in the air to scare us. Isn't there any place where harijans can live quietly?" It is over two months since the landlord tyrant Mahavir Mahto and his band of thugs allegedly burnt 11 poor peasants alive to restore his absolute power in the .area (see "The Belchhi Killings", June

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