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THE POLICE- Shades of the Emergency

some might return and again lead the agitation. In retrospect, there is a realisation that the move to fight the army was a wrong step. However, the refusal of the CRP and BMP units in Bokaro to fire on the CISF jawans also THE POLICE Shades of the Emergency Mukundan C Menon THE Janata party had in 1977 and 1978 celebrated June 25/26 as anti- repression and anti-fascist day, symbolising the clamping of the internal Emergency by the Indira Gandhi regime. This year, however, no such Janata function was held in the capi- tal; instead the Prime Minister chose this day to tell a press conference of his intention to reintroduce Preventive Detention, According to the Prime Minister, the measure, which he had vehemently opposed during the Gujarat agitation of 1974, was necessary to curb "anarchists'', whom he refrained from identifying.

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