ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NICARAGUA-Choice before Sandinistas

but it has become so in the context of a decaying social system which is itself a consequence of a teetering economy. The Kozhikode events present another view of the same decay. The Islamic SS has grown out of a long history of neglect of the minorities in the region which, coupled with the menace of Hindu communalism, has sustained it. Whatever be the analysis of the events, the tensions are there to stay. Kozhikode may not become Ahmedabad. But it will, unless the left and progressive forces in the country get out of the parliamentary bind and discard the current near total reliance on the institutions of power and redrcssal, and reinvest in sustained mass programmes.

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