INDIA: No More Mischief?

The British Raj was in an appeasing mood last week. Ostensibly because "all responsible opinion in India" is determined to support the war, the Government of India (acting for the Colonial office) decided to release civil-disobedience prisoners "whose offense has been formal and symbolic." Included were gentle, scholarly Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, President of the Indian National Congress, and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, next to Mohandas K. Gandhi the most potent man in the Party.

London's Daily Telegraph & Morning Post, which usually supports the Government's India policy, expressed British Conservative opinion as follows: "These two objectors to Indian support of the...

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