INDIA: Disposed of?

To an accompaniment of shrill Babu squeals from Hindu lawyers and muffled Moslem mutterings, both Indian round table conferences have foundered on the same rock: the problem of proportional Hindu and Moslem representation in Indian provincial legislatures. Since May 14, 218 people have been killed, more than 2,500 seriously injured in riots over this point.

Last week reporters were called to No. 10 Downing St. to learn that so far as the British Government was concerned the problem of Indian proportional representation was solved in...

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