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Posted at: Mar 15, 2018, 12:42 AM; last updated: Mar 15, 2018, 12:42 AM (IST)LAHORE, FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1918

Indianisation of Police Service

AT the meeting of the Imperial Legislative Council a resolution by the Hon'ble Pandit Malviya on the subject of the Police service was rejected after a discussion. Sir William Vincent and other official speakers, while recognising the desirability of removing racial disabilities, held that the maintenance of a strong British element was necessary "taking into account the magnificent work under difficult conditions that was being done by the Service as at present constituted." The position taken up by Government in this matter is the position it has been taking up in all similar matters since the enunciation of the goal of responsible government. It recognises the desirability of moving forward, but is afraid to make a definite breach with the past. No amount of mere general desire to go forward will help either the Government or the people, unless the Government is prepared, where necessary, to sacrifice vested interests on the one hand and on the other to subordinate the ideal of efficiency to that of national self-fulfilment to that of national self-fulfilment.

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