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No Title – “What people in India want to-day is to know where they are” … (said Lord Lothian) - David Low in Evening Standard, London, England, 1936.

The years 1935 and 1936 were devoted to a constitutional struggle by the Congress to amend the Government of India Act to vest the popular administrations in the provinces with real power and make the Central administration in New Delhi responsible to the representatives of the people. Gandhi did not advocate the total withdrawal of the British from India, provided they acceded to the rightful aspirations of the people to rule themselves. But the British were not ready to do so. On September 4, 1936, Gandhi wrote in the Harijan: "Rightly or wrongly, since 1920, the Congress- minded millions have firmly held up the view that the British domination of India has been on the whole a curse.. . India is one vast prison with high walls of suppression clothing her mind and body."

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