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

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BIHAR-New Dynamics of Agricultural Workers Struggle

in the process of being set up. If the commission proves to be helpful in giving relief to the victims of human rights violation, its credibility will be established in the eyes of the common man. The least the commission can do is to immediately direct the state government to restrain the police, withdraw extra legal powers given to them and bring them under the control of civil administration. This assumes importance in view of the opinion of the chairman of the commission which he expressed when the chief minister met him. The chairman has been quoted as having said that, "with the normalisation of the situation in the state, the commission would like to see the police returning to normal policing". But in due "SINCE July-August 1993, the Mushhar agricultural labourers of the village are facing the wrath of total boycott by the landowners. We were getting only 1.5 kg paddy husk for a day-long work. But when we organised ourselves, demanded a little more and called for a bandh, the landowners retaliated like this''

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