INDIA: Shocking Fumble

No one was surprised last week when Mohamed Ali Jinnah once again slammed the door on Indian unity. The predominantly Hindu All-India Congress Party had neatly cornered Jinnah early in January, by substantially agreeing to his conditions for Moslem League participation in the constitution-making Assembly. Then Congress Party Boss Vallabhbhai Patel committed an amazing political fumble.

His stooge in the Punjab Province coalition government, Bhim Sen Sachar, abruptly ordered suppression of the League's "National Guard," arrested several prominent Punjab Moslem leaders. Moderate Punjabi Prime Minister Malik Khizar Hayat Khan Tiwana tried...

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