12 SEPTEMBER 1940, Page 12

Sm,—The peoples of India quite naturally want to rule their

own country and affairs, and in present conditions have demonstrated their sympathies to be identical with those of the British Commonwealth. The British Government during the past twenty years has been no better inspired in its treatment of Indian affairs than in its foreign policy, which has been to appease its enemies and antagonise its friends. Let the British people recognise the inestimable value of a friendly India, and comolete the drastic and honour-saving reversal of policy by which we now attack our enemies and come to agreement with our friends, giving full and immediate Dominion status to an India putting out every effort for England and the Empire.—Yours faithfully.

Charlsbrooke, Chesterton, Cirencester. SIDNEY T. Pm,