The Punjab “Problem”


Having grown up with the Punjab Problem,” with its rise of Bhindranwale, the reports of people killed in encounters” and roadblocks and all cars being searched after 10 pm on the streets of Delhi, its hard to get a grasp of the conflict. The Hindu has a thumbnail sketch of the history of the conflict, in a very readable article by Ramachandra Guha. However, it doesn’t have much to say about the immense responsibility Indira Gandhi bears for the sorry state of affairs.