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From the Archives (April 10, 1919): Mr. Gandhi’s Arrest.(From an Editorial)

The arrest of Mahatma Gandhi on his way to Delhi and the feverish haste with which he has been hurried away by special train to Bombay marks a significant stage in the agitation against what has been universally condemned in this country as a most iniquitous piece of executive legislation. No true Satyagrahi will complain or ought to complain against any sufferings which he has of his own accord brought on himself by his determination to stand by the principles which the country has pronounced to be right as well as lofty and Mr. Gandhi — and, with him, his active followers — will be the last person to complain of the action that has now been taken against him. The issue, then, so far as the Satyagrahis are concerned, is a simple one; their task is solely to do their duty which their conscience — and with it the conscience of the bulk of their countrymen — has marked out for them, irrespective of the sufferings which its discharge might involve.

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