TODAY THAT DAY : 07 FEBRUARY 1948


GANDHI DIED POOR


Possessed No Property


London Feb, 6 - Devadas Gandhi said to-day that his father, Mahatma Gandhi possessed no property and left no will says the Associated Press correspondent in New Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi desired that any properties nominally his should go to charity and projects for the uplift of India.

The Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Sardar Patel told Parliament that Gandhi rejected his entreaties that people visiting his prayer meetings should be searched. "Every precaution was taken to protect Gandhi except this search and the assassin exploited the weak spot." Mr. Patel said.

According to a British United Press report from New Delhi, the police said to-day that 1100 Hindu extremists had been arrested throughout India since Gandhi's assassination.

A mob in Jubbulpore forced the editor of the weekly newspaper to drink from a gutter because he was alleged to have written anti Gandhi articles.

Reuter's Madras correspondent says that the Provincial Government has suspended nine communal organisations in addition to the R. S. S. (Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh)

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