By K.N. Pandita
Militants are aware that if this phenomenon is allowed to stabilize and proliferate, a day will come when they will lose all the support and sympathy they have been eliciting from the masses of people albeit at the point of gun. It will be the beginning of total paralysis of their violent movement.
From this point of view, attacks on Panches are a real threat to the integrity of the state. Cowards will say that the State should not have initiated revival of Panchayati institution. But now that most of the work is done, government has no option but to stand up and face the challenge. Continue Reading…