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The Speaker of India’s Parliament, overruling opposition objections, declared that the government need not release all sections of a report implicating a senior aide to Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in her 1984 assassination. Opposition politicians charged that Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi had not fulfilled a pledge when on March 27 he released part of the findings from the investigation into his mother’s death. The document had been suppressed on national security grounds since 1986, but publication in an anti-government newspaper of allegations concerning aide R. K. Dhawan and a subsequent parliamentary uproar compelled Gandhi to try to defuse the dispute. The government also said its own inquiry had cleared Dhawan.


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