845.00/1601a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Officer in Charge at New Delhi ( Merrell )

482. The Department has noted that disturbances in India as reported were not considered part of Congress’ mass civil disobedience program the commencement of which was expected at a later date. Please inform whether there are indications that an effort has already been made to put the program in operation or whether its inception is considered still to be in the future.