INDIA: Walkout

Meeting this week at India's magnificent capital at New Delhi, the Legislative Assembly, top representative body of the Indian Government, found itself shy 26 of its 141 members. The 26, members of the Moslem League, most important political party in India after Gandhi's India National Congress, had walked out in a body, led by the League's astute president, monocled Mohamed Ali Jinnah.

Stated reason for the walkout: to protest against the way Britain and the British-run Indian Government were handling the defense of India in World War II. But the gesture meant more...

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