INDIA: Inqilab Zindabad

In the first days the full impact of Mahatma Gandhi's peculiar program of civil disobedience had not yet had effect. Riots spread around Bombay, like boils, over the face of the Central Provinces. A few were reported in Bengal, where the Japs may invade from India's northeastern border.

The death of a Moslem police inspector sounded another warning of communal riots. Police had orders to warn crowds to disperse, then use tear gas, then ironbound lathees, then, as a last resort, to fire. Student demonstrators tried to confiscate all hats and neckties—symbols...

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