INDIA: A Powerful Vote for Freedom

You need not fear this government, as you have feared all those [past] months. We are your servants, not your masters.

With these words, Morarji Desai, 81, assured a jubilant throng in New Delhi that he would "drive fear out of society." Two months earlier he had been a prisoner without trial under the repressive state of emergency; last week, as he became the fourth Prime Minister of India, he promised to restore civil liberties, adhere to the principles of local development idealized by Mahatma Gandhi and maintain a scrupulously nonaligned foreign policy....

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