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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.

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