INDIA: Pir's Hurs

The Hurs do not believe in passive resistance. So last week the British clamped down martial law in the Hurs' part of the frontier province of Sind.

All the Hurs had asked was the release of their hero and chief, Pir of Pagaro, from a British jail. They had asked it as well as they knew how, couching their demands in terms of 1) robbery, 2) murder, 3) assorted violence, including the derailing of several express trains.

Pir is only 34, a little pock-marked and addicted to sadism, but a man after the Hurs' hearts. They are a cattle-grazing tribe of...

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