Thursday, January 20, 2011

A State can’t Supplant Nation - The Sentinel

A State can’t Supplant Nation

Communities of different hues and different thinking are the limbs of a nation, not the nation by themselves. That the limbs should be healthy and strong is in the interest of the country. But they cannot supplant the nation

States in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh are partly the result of accident and partly the circumstances attending the growth of the British power. India regrouped them in 1955 on linguistic basis. Even then, it had to reconstitute four more States in the last few years to suit political demands.

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