INDIA WILL GAIN HER RIGHTS BY WAR IF NECESSARY
Lake City, 18th December, 1925
Lake Visitor (Dr. Thind) Says People Are Tired of Oppression
at Hands of British.
will call her 300,000,000 people to arms against British
oppression unless London makes satisfactory terms granting
governmental liberty to India, it was affirmed Friday by
Dr. Bhagat Singh Thind of Amritsar, India, who is visiting
in Salt Lake.
is a growing feeling of distrust toward the British among
the people of India, and while it is India's policy to be
peaceful, continued submission to unjust rule will not be
tolerated, and all India will rise against it unless Britain
makes immediate reconciliation, said the visitor.
is the spirit of India, and force is the method of Europe,
and if India must, she will adopt the European method of
gaining her freedom, he added.
doctor said India's idea of freedom is a government that
will permit her people to develop spiritually, and they
ask nothing more. They do not wish to oust the British,
they welcome them if they will grant India her rights, he
continued. A status similar to that of Canada or Australia
under Britain would be acceptable to India, he said, asserting
that India is well able to handle her own affairs, and is
as much civilized as any nation, her growth being spiritual,
while that of the West is material.
is India's aim to spiritualize the entire world, and there
is no suggestion of nationalism other than the brotherhood
of all men, he said. In his opinion, a call to arms will
hardly be necessary, for he believes England will compromise.