dated June 2, 1954: Integrating influence

Mr.K.M.Munshi, Uttar Pradesh Governor, has expressed his sympathies for the people of Pakistan in their domestic troubles and warned Indians to take a lesson from the "war of linguism" that was going on in our neighbouring State. Mr.Munshi, who was addressing an inter-university camp at Ranikhet on May 31, referred to the imposition of Governor's rule in East Bengal and said it was "very unfortunate, as it is our wish to have a stable and well-established Government in our neighbouring country." It was a symptom of "gross disintegration brought about by the controversy of Urdu versus Bengali." Mr. Munshi said Indians should not throw away the integrating influence of the English language.