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Poor Monitoring System

This is a response to Malini Bhattacharya’s essay, “The Lalgarh Story” (EPW, 15 August 2009). I agree with her that we need to have a close look at the uprising in Lalgarh. Its linkages with Maoists there show that there cannot be any doubt that the ordinary people are caught in the cross-fire between different parties and groups.

However, I am a little sceptical when she writes:

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