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Politics- Self-Reinforcing Circle

or anywhere else. Instead one commando operation will need to be followed by another and yet another of rising intensity till, once again, civil rule in any form will be rendered impossible and there will be no escape from martial law, by whatever name it may be called. This is a consummation the terrorists no doubt devoutly wish for, as it will elevate them to the role of the sole defenders of the Sikh Panth against New Delhi's marauding hordes. But what of the Akali leaders? Are Badal, Tohra and all the rest irrevocably smitten by a collective death-wish?

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