INDIA: Jewel in Jeopardy

"India is in a state of political ferment for which no parallel can be found since the civil disobedience movement of ten years ago." So wrote the London Times's India correspondent last week. He was putting the situation mildly.

In Bombay an Indian National Congress member named Vinoba Bhave was sentenced to six months' imprisonment for making, or being about to make, a speech against the war. Vinoba Bhave, who was picked as the first martyr of Mohandas Gandhi's new civil-disobedience movement three months ago, had been released from jail just in time...

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