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Citizen as Soldier

Citizen as Soldier Girish Karoad Given that our armed forces have helped preserve Indian democracy by their strict neutrality to the political scene, it is strange that we today see a proliferation of political parties and philosophies that hold up the soldier as a model for the ordinary citizen. The citizen is told that he has to be a soldier in some cause or the other: language, religion, state or whatever. It is 'we' against 'they', The pronouns are always in plural for plurals make violence easier.

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