India: Growing Tensions

INDIA Growing Tensions As the train puffed out of tiny Jaun-pur, southeast of New Delhi, Deendayal Upadhyaya waved cheerily to his supporters. A few hours later, some 40 miles from Jaunpur, the 50-year-old president of India's second largest political party — the Jana Sangh — was found dead by the side of the tracks, with a crushed skull and fractures of eight ribs, an ankle and an arm. Authorities said that Upadhyaya may have fallen from the train, but the Jana Sangh party called his death "a politically motivated, cold-blooded murder."

No matter how Upadhyaya died, the case pointed up the...