Foreign News: Shocking Truth

Old Tanguthurai Prakasam, the Prime Minister of India's sprawling, southern province of Madras, has some strange ideas. He would, for example, like to scrap Madras' big textile industry in favor of Mohandas Gandhi's cottage spinners. But not even Prakasam's bitterest opponents have ever challenged his integrity, or his reputation for truthfulness. Last week the 75-year-old premier had a big budget of shocking truth for the Presidency's Legislative Assembly. To Indians still accustomed to think only in terms of Hindu v. Moslem conflicts, Prakasam revealed that Madras had weathered a full-blown Communist revolt.

Prakasam said that his government had arrested 500 Red leaders...

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