GREAT BRITAIN: India's Open Door?

In the House of Commons Leopold Amery, Secretary of State for India, raised an angry fist. A roar of applause broke when he said: "We are not quitting India on anybody's orders.'

There is not the slightest intention, the Secretary of State for India said, of allowing the Indian Government to negotiate with jailed Indian National Congress party leaders, "or allowing others to do so," unless the Congress abandons "the policy of control of India by illegal and revolutionary methods."

"The door remains open," said the Secretary of State for India, "for the consideration of any proposals agreed to by the leaders...

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