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THE US-Capitalist Democracy and Status of Blacks

Another observation made by the magistrate to discredit Laiq's claim that Qyamuddin did not himself appear in the witness box only on account of the authority and power wielded by the complainant is that the complainant was "not at all in power" in 1989. The fact is that Jagmohan's power grew throughout the 1980s and that towards the end of the decade it ceased to be dependent upon the identity of the party in power at the centre. The turbulence manifested around Turkman Gate in 1976 was later extended to the valley of Kashmir. Circumstances indicate that Jagmohan's reintroduction into the valley was at the behest of the Bharatiya Janata Party, having been presented as a fait accompli, as we now learn, even to George Fernandes, the cabinet minister then concerned with Jammu and Kashmir affairs.

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