India: Target of Sympathy

The stones were already flying when Indira Gandhi came before a hostile audience of 50,000 in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar. Campaigning for her Congress Party before national elections that will last from Feb. 15 to Feb. 22, India's Prime Minister upbraided the troublemakers. She cried, "Will you vote for such hooligans, who throw stones at other people?" Just then, an egg-shaped rock flew through the air and thudded into Indira's face, fracturing the bridge of her nose, loosening a tooth and lacerating her lip. For a moment she swayed forward, clutching her face. Then, though her nose bled severely,...

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