Dance of fascism
Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee is reported to have said that the central government will back Maharashtra if it takes action against the "foreign author" who wrote a "controversial book" about Shivaji -- and, further, that if Maharashtra took no action, the central government would act on its own. Maharashtra had said that it banned the book by James Laine because it feared law and order problems: but our worthy Prime Minister has elevated the banning of books to State policy. What action will he take? Will he raise the matter in the United Nations? Or, far better, will he stage a
pre-emptive strike in imitation of the world's leading bully? Perhaps a saffron-clad assassin moving stealthily in a quiet university campus in the US?
Mukul Dube, Delhi
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