INDIA: The Breach Widens

Ever since Mahatma Gandhi pulled through his fast, Indians and British alike have been standoffishly waiting for a next move—for Gandhi's survival by no means closed the issue for which he failed to die. There were some moves last week, but they only widened the breach.

The British Raj issued a 76-page pamphlet entitled Statement Published by the Government of India on the Congress Party's Responsibility for the Disturbances in India, 1942-43. The pamphlet quoted at length from Gandhi's writings in the paper Harijan, from his speeches and those of Congress officers, from pamphlets and articles. Some were clearly inflammatory: "Leave...

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