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South Asia-Arms Aid to Pakistan

same panics arc also under the present system inescapably dependent upon the 'communal' loyalties of one section or another to afford to annoy them. At the same time, sinethe demands voiced by the upper caste medicos do touch a responsive chord the more blantantly casteist they are. the greater the response of the leaders, even while they publicly condemn such 'divisive' demands (he ruling party is once again faced with the difficult problem of appeasing the rabid students without at the same time alienating the lower castas. It is true that the Congress parly has suffeient experience in tackling such difficult situations and has weathered many similar crises in the oust. But as each new crisis tutus out to be a little more tough to resobe than the previous one, the ability to produce seemingly workable compromises too necessarily becomes less and less certain. It is still possible that even on such an explosive issue, where so much of caste haired has come into the open instead of being merely nurtured secretly

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