Item 9 - Copy of a telegram from Lord Reading to Edwin Montagu

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MONT II/A/3/8/9

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Copy of a telegram from Lord Reading to Edwin Montagu

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  • 11 Oct. 1921 (Creation)

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Council have not yet decided whether to arrest Gandhi, as replies have not yet been received from the Bombay Government. Inquiries are also being made as to the effect of the Ali brothers’ speeches on the army. They are anxious not to be precipitate, but Reading believes that Gandhi will be arrested. It is possible that the prosecution will take place during the Prince’s visit.

(Mechanical copy of typed original. A duplicate of A3/24/4.)

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