845.00/1790: Telegram

Mr. William Phillips, Personal Representative of President Roosevelt in India, to the Secretary of State

136. This morning the representatives of the entire American press in Delhi called upon me to inform me of severe censorship which has been imposed since Gandhi’s fast. I said that I would informally advise the Department of External Affairs of this meeting and of their protest in not being allowed to present to the American public a true account of the present conditions here. I have already done so.

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In view of the censorship I assume there has been little reaction in the American press but it would be helpful for me to know what is public attitude. The local press carries no American comment whatsoever.