Foreign News: Hail, Motherland!

Fanatical Indian mobs surged in the streets of Madras, Calcutta and Bombay, last week, chanting the Swaraj (NonCooperation) party song "Bonde Mataram!" ("Hail, Motherland!"). Their excitement, which rapidly rose to the pitch of violence, was due to the landing at Bombay of the Indian Statutory Commission (TIME, Jan.

9, Jan. 30), headed by that great Liberal barrister Sir John Simon, and empowered to investigate how great a measure of self government it is to the advantage of Great Britain to extend to India.

Because no one of the members* of the Commission is an Indian,...