ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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CASTE VIOLENCE-Ineffective Laws

suffer from a certain 'withdrawal symptom'. Having been deprived of power, to which he had been addicted so long, in reaction he has now become afflicted with the new compulsive habit of drooling over the plight of the weaker sections. During the 1977-78 Janata regime, when de- addicted from power, Indira Gandhi betrayed the same symptom. She became obsessed with visiting every spot wherever 'dalits' were assaulted by upper caste people to shed tears over their miseries. Similar assaults during her own regime seldom evoked the same reaction in her.

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