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TAMIL NADU-Myths and Facts behind Agrarian Unrest

TAMIL NADU Myths and Facts behind Agrarian Unrest RECENTLY, there has been a revival of the trend of 'Naxalites' being killed in 'encounters' with the police in Tamil Nadu and elsewhere. The terrible and clumsy brutality of the Tamil Nadu police in dealing with the so- called Naxalites has been well documented in the press. Several civil rights organisations, not sharing the ideology of the Naxalites, have tried to probe into the facts of these so- called encounters with the police in Tamil Nadu. Recent reports indicate that the efforts have not been given up although the success so Car in unearthing all the facts and circumstances of these incidents has been less than full. An attempt is being made at the level of the Supreme Court to take a fresh initiative to bring to national attention the facts regarding treatment of Naxalites by the Tamil Nadu police. The issue has all along been one of asserting the basic human, social and legal rights of individual citizens in the face of a brutal police force which has emerged as one of the major contradictions the rural areas, whether it is the tribal areas of Bihar or Madhya Pradesh or the rural areas of Tamil Nadu or Andhra.

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