ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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ASIAN CURRENCY CRISIS-Looting of Central Bank Reserves

of imperialism'. The PWG fears that their success in providing some temporary relief to the poor peasants may blunt their faith in the revolutionary means for changing the socio-economic order. While all this may or may not be true, serving of 'quit' notices on NGOs can be no substitute for the PWG's failure to tackle the daily mundane problems of the tribals among whom the NGOs are working. By asking the NGOs to quit under threat of armed retaliation, the PWG has curiously enough taken a cue from two sources both of which are poles apart from the ideological position of the PWG. The first is the bunch of Islamic fundamentalist groups in Bangladesh who have mounted a violent campaign against those NGOs there who have been working among the poor Muslim women to help them be self-reliant and articulate, by providing them with earning opportunities and other facilities. The second source is located right in our midst the ULFA in Assam, which has carried out its threat against NGOs by killing one of their activists. Instead of daring to take on the more menacing forces like the communal Sangh parivar (which is gaining a foothold in Andhra Pradesh), the PWG is conveniently choosing soft targets like a few NGOs, which in any case can never be a more dangerous threat to its political strategy than that posed by the communal forces apart from its main enemy, the Indian state.

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