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Revolutionary Movement in Bihar

Revolutionary Movement in Bihar ON reading any such horrific account of the discounting of the fundamental right of life in Bihar one wonders if the cold statistics of death reflect the contribution made by the state to the process or if they are merely confined to what are cynically known as 'private murders'. For, in Bihar, a large bulk of the figures of killings are the result of joint-sector activities of the state and the rural rich, out to annihilate those elements who want to change the putrid state of affairs. On the one side, depredations arc carried out by landowners' senas against agricultural labourers and sharecroppers, and on the other, the police and paramilitary forces of the state pillage and terrorise the rural poor. The gohar called by the landlords is accompanied by combing operations carried out by task forces. However, all the forces of decadent Bihar have not been able to exorcise the spectre that is haunting them

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