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Gold Sale Symptom, Not the Malady

purport of such a declared policy of non-interference, and whether the formal declaration was simply a cover for more subtle forms of intervention, ULFA remained steadfast to its declaration. At the same time since ULFA had refrained from calling upon the people to abstain from voting

Terms of Political Discourse in India

T V Sathyamurthy Discussion at the second conference of the project 'Terms of Political Discourse in India' focused on the themes of State and Social Oppression; India's'Economic Policy in the International Context; Politics of Agrarian Transformation; Structure, Discourse and Political Institutions; State, Nation and Class; and Resistance, Co-option and Cultural Transformation.

Towards a Realignment of Social Forces

Towards a Realignment of Social Forces Ajit Roy It is something of an irony that prospects, however vague, of the resuscitation of a Nehruvian perspective of development have opened up only with the fading away of the dynastic rule of the Nehru family.

ASSAM-Politics of Peaceful Poll

objective of a Nehruvian model of (bourgeois- capitalist) growth, never failing to link these immediate and partial actions with the long-term objective of social transformation, in both material and cultural terms, (iii) Strengthening the linkage between the national struggles in India with all similar strivings in other parts of the world, including the actions of the radical forces in the developed, neo-colonialist, countries, (iv) And, finally, an important part of this programme will be a sharper definition of the socialist perspective itself

Fall-Out of Gulf War-Changed US-Europe Relations and Third World

The big methodological fallacy in dealing with the 'national question' had not yet been overcome by all three communist parties. Conceding the right of every nationality to secede, the writings of Namboodiripad and Sundarayya on the 'national question' (as well as the Note of the Madurai Congress on the 'National Question') still continued to remain a part of the CPI's thinking even in the 60s (e g, Adhikari's pamphlet on Sikh Homeland). The main interest of the concluding plenary session lay in the identification of other areas that contributors felt should be covered in the volumes to come out of the project. These included, among others, the emergence to the BJP as a powerful force attempting to mobilise 'Hindutva' politically through the Ayodhya issue; the strategy of the Janata Dal to mobilise political support on the basis of its stand on the issue of reservations; (Mandal Commission recommendations); and the systematic violation of human rights by the state and other groups as well as the resistance to it.

Elections Violence against Poor

candidates. It has allotted 25 per cent of its tickets to the forward castes and the rest to the OBC. Among the OBC the CPI has given 62.5 per cent tickets to Yadavas and the rest 12.5 per cent to Koiris. The CPI has not provided any ticket to SC, ST and Muslims.

Nepali Election Results and Their Implications

Nepali Election Results and Their Implications Anirudha Gupta While the Nepali Congress has won a convincing majority in the recent parliamentary elections, its near-total debacle in the Kathmandu valley has rocked the party's collective leadership.

Slow Death for Mentally Retarded

and have become paupers. Though the government has been acquiring land from the tribals for a pittance, it has been filling its coffers by selling or leasing out land in the same locality and in cases even the same land at high prices. For instance, the tribals displaced by the Tenughat Power Project were given compensation at the rate of only Rs 1,200 per acre but the same land was leased out for 90 years at the rate of Rs 20,000 per acre. Similarly, the displaced of the coal mining project of the Central Coal fields (CCL) in Bermo were paid at the rate of Rs 17,000 per acre by the CCL, whereas it paid Rs 1.10 lakh per acre Tor the government land, which it needed to acquire. These are only a few instances of how the tribals are being uprooted in the name of development without being rehabilitated. But as the example of the Koel-Karo project shows, this cannot continue for long.

Story of Hadmatiya-Adivasi Struggles in South Rajasthan

Adivasi Struggles in South Rajasthan On April 2, 1990, the tribal village of Hadmatiya in south Udaipur district was subjected to a brutal police assault. Nearly a year later this village was attacked yet again and destroyed. These organised attacks reflect the social tensions generated in the course of a process of development that perpetuated conditions of deprivation and dependence for large sections of tribals in this region.

Assassination and After in North-East

North-East Kamarupee With the stakes in the present elections, especially those to the State assembly, being very high, and with every section of the people very highly politicised, it is unlikely that the 'sympathy vote' will be a major factor in Assam.

A New World Order

S Nanjundan Is the 'new world order' a euphemism for Pax Americana or a real attempt to reshape the world order towards a. more equitable, more co-operative and more progressive system?

Bihar s Dams, Tribals Woes

Indu Bharti Sustained people's protest may well result in the stalling of the Koel-Karo project. But several other similar projects continue to be constructed in the State with little concern for the oustees, who are mostly tribals.

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