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Study of Unorganised Industry

indulged in this heinous activity" taking and killing hostages. The people have nowhere to turn to. Their leaders are divided. The 'guest militants' and even some Kashmiri militants misbehave. The authorities are callous and the security forces brutal. 'The objective behind counter- insurgency is to single out and crush the Kashmiri militants and force the leadership to accept the terms and agenda set by the Indian government. In this process, control over militancy has slipped out of the hands of the Kashmiris to the 'guest' militants. This suits the Pakistani authorities who want to exercise greater domination and find the non-Kashmiri militants better suited for their purpose. It is because of this that the escape of Mast Gul, fewer frontal encounters with the 'guest' militants such as in Chrar-e-Sharief and the targeting of the Kashmiris acquires significance. The danger is not that foreigners would move in and change the genetic purity of Kashmiris, a feeling both publicly and privately expressed. But that, by allowing the well-trained 'guest' militants to entrench themselves, an Afghan type war may get enacted. The lesson taught by Chrar-e-Sharief is that Indian security forces will pursue a scorched earth policy..." There is one saddening feature which only persons of sensitivity like the authors of the THE fastly growing urban informalsector in India has played a vital role in the development of country's economy by absorbing rural manpower and also by using capital saving labour intensive techniques to produce goods and services complementary to those of modern formal sector. Sociological studies on unorganised industries or urban informal sector are very few. Although economists and geographers have hitherto dominated the discussions on unorganised industry, their attempts have many limitations. Economistic research pertains to data which are open and as a matter of fact, mainly statistics of governmental origin. It emphasises on the macro research and not a micro research. Manjit Singh's micro study of garment industry in Delhi is one welcome addition to that speciality which has come to be known as 'Sociology of Unorganised Industry'.

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