INDIA: Premature Obituary

Mohamed Ali Jinnah did his best last week to kill the British long-term plan for Indian independence. When Viceroy Lord Wavell refused to postpone convocation of the Constituent Assembly scheduled for Dec. 9, Jinnah announced that Moslem League delegates would not attend. The Moslem League newspaper Dawn quickly ran an obituary of the British plan: "Let what is dead be buried lest it spread pestilence." Lord Wavell and interim Premier Nehru's Congress Party were ready to try to write a constitution without Jinnah.


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