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Politics over dead: A new disturbing trend gains ground

DNJAI80207 | 9/14/2017 | Author : Yuvraj Shrimal | WC :320

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Jaipur: Politics over dead bodies is not a new phenomenon in India. There are numerous occasions when elections have been won on corpses. But of late a very disturbing trend is seen in Rajasthan where dead bodies have been used not only to extract concessions from the government but the civic administration is also stopped from performing its duties.
In the past two months, four incidents happened in a short span of time where different outfits have used the dead as a bargaining chip to raise their demands - justified or unjustified. The emotions are whipped in such way that the government is forced to bend backwards.
The killing of Anandpal Singh in a police encounter was the first instance where his family and Rajput
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