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MOSLEM'S DUTY IN THE PRESENT CRISIS.

LEADERS APPEAL TO THE COMMUNITY

Non-Violence and Readiness for Jail.

Bombay, Dec. 12.

Mr. Seth Chotani, Mashhulmulk Hakim Ajmal Khan and Dr. Ansari have issued the following appeal to the Mussalmans of India:— The policy of Government towards the movement of the country is no longer a secret now. Our prominent leaders who peacefully carried out the movement and successfully kept the people within proper control are being put into prison. A new situation has therefore arisen in the country. We deem it absolutely essential to explain their first and foremost duty to our national workers and people at large in these circumstances. We all know that human nature sometimes quickly yields to external influences and consequently requires stern rules and regulations of perfect organisation and discipline which should have a firm hold on the mind of the people. Man is a rational being, as such is expected to act wisely. With a well disciplined will