The armed might of the British Raj stood on the alert for further trouble. Although mutinous seamen returned to their duties, sympathy strikes broke out. Boiling India last week had cooled down to a simmer.
General Sir Claude Auchinleck, British Commander in Chief in India, made two concessions: 1) Indian troops, whose recall from Indonesia was demanded by nationalist rioters, will be withdrawn within five months; 2 ) there will be no mass punishment of mutineers and rioters.
But even while Indian leaders were condemning the mutiny and riots, there were threats of further violence. Simmering India might soon boil again....