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ALI BROTHERS' MOTHER at KARACHI

“I AM READY TO SACRIFICE ALL”

A mass meeting took place on the Idgah Maidan where more than 15 thousand people were present. Many ladies including Muslim ladies also were present. Some stirring national songs were sung by Mai Sarasvati Devi, Mr. Fatehchand and Jamal-ud-din. The latter's song was very highly appreciated by the audience and there were loud cries of Alla-ho-Akbar. Devi Bai of Swaraj Kanya, Vidyalaya occupied the chair.

The President said:—In ancient times mothers like Kunti sacrified their sons, and this is the time when Ali Mata has come here to sacrifice her two sons. (Here came in the old but brave mother of the Ali Brothers. There was great enthusiasm and many Muslim men and women began to shed tears.) The sacrifice and bravery which this mother has shown is inexpressible. But it is a matter of deepest regret that the people have not even discarded foreign clothes. The Ali Brothers are so brave that even the Government is having so many regiments. When such brave sons and brave