ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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IRAN- Revolution Going Awry

SIX months alter the revolution, in an interview grunted to the Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, Ayatollah Khomeini had said: "Our revolution is only six months old. And it is a revolution that took place in a country that was eaten alive like a field of wheat infested with locusts. We are at the beginning of our road. What do you expect of a child that is six months old ... ?" Now, it is more than two years since the overthrow of the hated regime of the Shah. True, even two years is not a long period in the history of a revolution but it is not too brief a period either to judge its trend. What is happening in Iran today does not bring much credit to the revolution. According to Kar, the Organ of Iranian People's Fidaii Guerillas (OIPFG), a Marxist group, today in Iran, "Political freedoms and democratic rights of the masses are violated and stepped upon by the government. The democratic rights of the oppressed nationalities are denied. Workers, peasants, toilers, merchants, artisans, students and women struggle against suppression of their basic human rights. The class conflict is intensified to such an extent that the war between Iran and Iraq governments has become secondary".

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