British Rule in India: With a Plea for Home Rule Or Self-government

Indo-Aryan Publishing Company, 1917 - 64 páginas
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Página 45 - Whereas it is, as it has always been, the purpose of the people of the United States to withdraw their sovereignty over the Philippine Islands and to recognize their independence as soon as a stable government can be established therein...
Página 2 - Many politicians of our time are in the habit of laying it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim. If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait for ever.
Página 59 - That having regard to the fact that the great communities of India are the inheritors of ancient civilizations and have shown great capacity for government and administration and to the progress in education and public spirit made by them during a century of British rule and, further, having regard to the fact that the present system of Government does not satisfy the legitimate aspirations of...
Página 17 - I am not one of those who think that the people are never in the wrong. They have been so, frequently and outrageously, both in other countries and in this. But I do say that in all disputes between them and their rulers the presumption is at least upon a par in favour of the people.
Página 35 - Indirectly this Conference will form the germ of a Native Parliament and, if properly conducted, will constitute in a few years an unanswerable reply to the assertion that India is still wholly unfit for any form of representative institutions.
Página 43 - We regard ourselves as trustees acting not for the advantage of the United States but for the benefit of the people of the Philippine Islands. Every step we take will be taken with a view to the ultimate independence of the Islands and as a preparation for that independence.
Página 59 - That this Congress demands that a definite step should be taken towards Self-Government by granting the reforms contained in the scheme...
Página 59 - That in the reconstruction of the Empire, India shall be lifted from the position of a Dependency to that of an equal partner in the Empire with the self-governing Dominions.
Página 52 - India must cease to be a dependency and be raised to the status of a self-governing state as an equal partner with equal rights and responsibilities as an independent unit of the Empire. (2) "In any scheme of readjustment after the war, India should have a fair representation in the Federal Council like the Colonies of the Empire. (3) "India must be governed from Delhi and Simla, and not from Whitehall or Downing Street.

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