On Friday, December 27th, the Subjects Committee of the National
Congress at Lahore accepted an extreme resolution which Mr. Gandhi had submitted to them on the previous day. The resolution—afterwards adopted by an overwhelming majority in the Congress—declared that the goal of the Congress was "complete inde- pendence," which must take the place of all earlier proposals. It also repudiated the Round Table Con-. ference, and sanctioned a system of civil disobedience, including a boycott of all the Legislatures and the non- payment of taxes. The date when this campaign was to begin was left to the discretion of the Congress Committee.