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

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BIHAR-An Encounter in Bhojpur

and denied all the facilities due to a TB patient. Valaambaal stated that these conditions in prison had forced her husband to try to escape. The Tamil Nadu governments attitude towards the release of Naxa- lite prisoners has been one of complete indifference. While many states have released Naxalite prisoners who have served five years of imprisonment, the Tamil Nadu government has refused to consider any such possibility. (Even in the case of MISA prisoners, Tamil Nadu was the only state to release them as late as November 1977.) Political activists continue to be hunted and harassed by the police and the blanket term 'Naxalite' is used effectively as an excuse to crush any people's movement in the state.

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