INDIA: The Young Gentlemen

Prime Minister Nehru and other Indian global spokesmen show a tolerance of Communism which seems to be for export only. At home, government pressure on Communists has helped to roll back their influence in recent months. Last week India's Communist party got another blow: the national Parliament (with only one dissenting vote) approved the extension of a law permitting the government to jail Communists (and black marketeers) without trial. The law, however, requires the police to consult with a board of retired judges on such arrests.

Speaking for the bill, Home Affairs Minister Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, a leader of Nehru's Congress...

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