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Imaginary discontents?

By Rajeev Dhavan (Opinion, The Hindu, Aug. 30, 1996) Warnings that statehood for Uttarakhand will trigger a chain reaction resulting in India’s break-up are misconceived and mischievous. The case must be considered in its own right. INDIA’S Constitution works on a theory of un-equal federalism.…

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Uttarakhand Samiti gives up boycott plan

From Our Staff Reporter (The Hindu) DEHRA DUN, Aug 21, 1996 The Uttarakhand Sanyukt Sangharsh Samiti (USSS) has withdrawn its poll boycott call following the Prime Minister’s Independence Day announcement on Uttarakhand. Announcing this after a closed door meeting of the USSS at Rishikesh, Mr.…

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Uttarakhand: Fresh look needed

Opinion (The Hindu) Aug. 13, 1996 THE DEMAND FOR the creation of Uttarkhand comprising the eight hill districts of Uttar Pradesh has once again come to the fore with the Congress(I) expressing its strong support to the proposal. There are authentic reports to the effect…

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A historic verdict

Editorial (The Hindu) Feb. 14, 1996 MR. MULAYAM SINGH YADAV, former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, was as good as his word when he tendered a public apology in terms of the promise he had made that if the High Court held his Government guilty…

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Compensation Awarded to Uttarakhand Agitators

From Our Staff Correspondent (The Hindu) LUCKNOW, Feb. 9, 1996 In a judgment of far-reaching consequences, the Allahabad High Court today awarded a compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs each to the dependents of those killed during the agitation for creation of a separate hill State…

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Uttarakhand Revisited

A year after Muzaffarnagar, the movement has lost its way. Ishan Joshi Outlook Magazine, Oct 18, 1995 IN a once sleepy hamlet in Garhwal’s Chamoli district exactly a year after Uttarakhand activists were raped and killed by Uttar Pradesh police personnel on October 2, 1994,…

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