TODAY THAT DAY : 09 FEBRUARY 1948


MOSLEM GUARD BANNED


It was announced to-day that the Moslem League National Guard has been declared unlawful throughout the Indian Dominion. It is alleged to have been "Secretly collecting arms, training its members in the use of arms, and fomenting agitation with members of an organisation across the border."


The militant Islamic organisation, whose members are known as Khaksars, has also been banned. It is roughly the equivalent of the Hindu extremist R. S. S. organisation.


Security measures have been tightened in Delhi. Armed guards being posted at the residences of all Ministers. The area in which Pandit Nehru and Sardar Patel, Deputy Premier, occupy neighboring houses resembles an armed camp.

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