Foreign News: Salt in the Sores of India

One month after the British decision to suppress Mohandas K. Gandhi's Indian National Congress party, Winston Churchill informed the House of Commons that the situation in India "gives no occasion for undue despondency or alarm." But from the facts he gave, and others he ignored or distorted, it was clear that the British will neither admit to themselves how serious unrest is in India, nor will they yield to Gandhi.

Commemorating Gandhi's month-old arrest, hundreds of his followers, choking under a tear-gas barrage, lay prone or squatted in Bombay streets. But although Gandhi's...

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