A hundred years ago July 18, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (July 18, 1919): Judicial Methods Criticised.

Mr. Eardley Norton addressed this evening [July 17, in Calcutta] a public meeting at the Indian Association on the present political situation. Mr. Norton began with a short history of the growth of political life in India and said that the people of the country would be well advised in taking whatever reforms were offered to them and then press for more. They should work out their own salvation by fighting their own battles and by pressing the rulers that they were fit to be entrusted with further installments of freedom. They should co-operate in the successful working of the Reform Scheme and thus lay their claim to get more freedom. They should accept whatever political concessions now given to them and then go on agitating for more and more. Though there were a few Englishmen here who were against Indian aspirations they did not represent the millions of liberal-minded Englishmen, who sympathised with Indian aspirations and who wanted to see India more and more prosperous and self-governing.

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