6 JUNE 1914, Page 2

An official inquiry ie being held into the claim of

the Hindus, who recently arrived at Victoria (B.C.) on board the ' Komagata. Mara,' to unrestricted entry into Canada on the strength of their British citizenship, but the Canadians are unlikely to concede the demand. For this result the promoters of this expedition have themselves largely to blame, by attempting to force their claim to admission straight away, instead of adopting the methods of persuasive negotiation so effectively employed by Mr. Gokhale in South Africa. However much we may sympathize in the abstract with the view of British citizenship as an Imperial "open sesame," it is impossible to ignore the right of our sister- nations to discriminate in the matter of admission.