SOUTH AFRICA: Offensive Objectionable

There are as many Indians (200,000) in the South African province of Natal as in the Indian city of Benares. Some 35 years ago Mohandas K. Gandhi, then a fully clothed Natal attorney (see cut), first used passive resistance in defending the Natal Indians against repressive race legislation.

South Africa's Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts has also tried for years to temper the country's harsh anti-Indian color laws. The latest of them, which has caused South Africa's voteless Indians to hum like a swarming hive, is a Natal ordinance dividing the whole province into Jim Crow residential zones. Smuts was...

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