Nehru to His Jailers

Nehru to His Jailers - Jawaharlal Nehru (1889 - 1964)...

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Mahatma Gandhi, was a principal architect of Indian independence. Nehru's family was privileged and he received his legal training in England, but he returned to India, was elected party president of the Indian National Congress, and served more than nine years in jail for civil disobedience against the British government. He received the following letter during one of his stays in jail, and responded with indignation. FROM: LT. COL. G. HOLROYD, I.M.S., OFFICIATING INSPECTOR GENERAL OF PRISONS TO: THE SUPERINTENDENT, DISTRICT JAIL, DEHRA DUN LUCKNOW, JULY 8, 1932 SUB: APPLICATION FROM 'A' CLASS CONVICT JWOHAR LAL NEHRU T HE APPLICANT MAY BE INFORMED that on May 27, 1932, his mother, wife and daughter interviewed Mr. R. S. Pandit in the Allahabad District Jail. His wife handed over a letter to Mr. R.S. Pandit. The Jailer would not allow this without the permission of the Superintendent. Thereupon his mother used insulting language to the Jailer and was impertinent. For these reasons, Government have issued orders that Mrs. Jwohar Lal Nehru and Mrs. Moti Lal Nehru would not be allowed to interview the applicant for one month. Lt. Col. I.M.S.
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