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

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VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS-Repression in Indonesia

October 29, 1977 VIOLATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IT is undoubtedly true that politics influences (he attitude of governments on violations of human rights in the domains of their friends and in those of the ones who are not friendly. Unfortunately such partisanship is not uncommon among individuals as well. We have tasted its fruits during the Emergency ourselves. Not very many Asian or African voices were raised in , support of the struggle tor freedom from Indira Gandhi's dictatorship. The silence was due to a variety of reasons not least among them being the unhappy predicament of some in their own country. It should be a sad day if we in India keep silent over infractions' of the ride of law or over repression in Asian or African countries for any reason, whether diplomatic or purely sentimental.

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