Item 10 - Copy of a telegram from Lord Reading to Edwin Montagu

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MONT II/A/3/8/10

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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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Has told Malaviya that, by refusing to suspend controversy during the Prince of Wales’s visit, Gandhi had given the impression that India was disloyal; and he repudiated the rumour that if the Prince was well received the Government would claim that India had no real grievances. Malaviya suggested that Gandhi might yet relent if the obstacle of the Ali brothers could be negotiated, but Reading refused to discuss their case, which is now in the hands of the courts. The Statesman, The Englishman, and the Times of India are opposed to the arrest of Gandhi.

(Mechanical copy of typed original.)

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