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The Asiatic Review January 1931

1931

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G. WE read in the Simon Commtision Report that in cosidering the implication of the policy to the pursuit of 'which the British Parliament is solemnly pledged for the increasing association of Indians in every branch of Indian administration and for the development of responsible government in British Indino question is at once more difficult or more crucial than the future organization [...] The reason given by the Statutory Commission for a greater number of British than Indian troops being earmarked for internal security"4 The Army in India and Constitutional Reform they add that] as the vast majority of the disturbances which call for the intervention of the military have a communal or religious complexion it is natural and inevitable that the intervention which is most likely to [...] This is the ostensible reason but it is not the only reason in the minds of the Commission for they say that the preservation of law and order may depend in the last resort on the use of the existing Army and they give their proposals regaring the employment of Imperial troops for this purpose. [...] The point is Who is to say how and when the reduction and ultimate total withdrawal' of British troops from the internal security Aimy is to take place or mark its sucessive steps ? In any case it seems that it cannot be until the day comes when the Pathan and the Bengali the Sikh and the Madrassi and all the other nations inhabiting' the Indian Continent live together in peace and concord— [...] The truth of the above statements is borne out in a marked manner by the number of recruits which are furnished annually by the different provinces and the number of combatants serving in the Army in 1929 is shown in a sketch-map in vol.

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government politics public policy

Pages
224
SARF Document ID
sarf.120019