Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 20, 1975 · Page 15
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 15

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 20, 1975
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Jaly 20, 1975 Sm India Labor Leader Calls for Movement To Oust Mrs. Gandhi (Q JV«t Ywi TUKM S*rrir* NEW DELHI - One of India's top labor leaders has made a call Cor the mobilization of an underground resistance movement to overthrow what he called "the fascist dictatorship" of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. George Fernandes, who is also the chairman of India's small Socialist party and a former member of Parliament, urged the people to form "action units" for the organization of general strikes, placard-posting, and the nonviolent obstruction of transportation and communications. "The struggle against the Indian fascists will be a hard and difficult one," he declared, in a mimeographed manifesto that was being circulated around this cautious capital Friday. "We should be prepared for what may be a long struggle." There were no reports, here or in other parts of the country, to indicate that any kind of sabotage or overt antigovernment activity was actually taking place. Although scattered arrests continued under the government's sweeping new emergency powers. India remained calm and peaceful. But Fernandes's supporters were hopeful that his specific and detailed call to action would be a rallying point, and they were secretly distributing thousands of copies of it, in Hindu and Udu, as well as English. Traveler Ray DeGruchy, 50, left Rochester, N.Y., May 17 toting 250 pounds of camping equipment on his kayak. He ran into trouble near Dover when the pin on his rudder broke. With repairs made, he plans to continue his " 1,140-mile river trip to Alabama. (AP Wirephoto) DURING THE THREE weeks since the emergency was declared, Fernandes has been in hiding to escape arrest, like many other opponents of the government. "I haven't seen him since June 26," his wife explained, at their house in a New Delhi suburb. "But I'm quite sure they haven't nabbed him." Fernandes, the president of the All-India Railwaymen's Federation, was the organizer of a nationwide rail strike that temporarily crippled the Indian economy in May of last year. After the government inpri- soned thousands of union members and organizers, including Fernandes, for a few weeks, the strike ultimately collapsed. In his latest challenge to the government, Fernandes said that his party and the other opposition groups, which are all tiny compared with the ruling Congress party, must forget their differences and join forces because "all conventional political activity in India is now a thing of the past." Meanwhile, the Indian government began asking foreign correspondents Saturday to sign, pledges that they will submit their dispatches to censorship. Officials said failure to sign the pledges could result in expulsion. The officials maintained they were forced to ask for the pledges because of what they said were widespread violations of censorship regulations imposed when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi proclaimed a state of emergency June 26. These regulations required both Indian and foreign correspondents to submit all news stories to censors before publishing or transmitting them. More than 50 foreign correspondents are now in New Delhi. But not all were immediately asked to sign the pledges to abide by the censorship regulations. THE EFFORT to tighten the enforcement of censorship came two days before a scheduled meeting of Parliament to endorse Mrs. Gandhi's declaration of an emergency through a presidential decree. India's constitution requires that Parliament must approve within two months any declaration of an emergency, under which most civil rights, including freedom of the press, are suspended. Information Minister V. C. Shuka told a Parliament committee two weeks ago that the main purpose of censorship was to bar publication of rumors or stories that could incite the police or armed forces to revolt. Experienced observers in major Indian cities believe that Mrs. Gandhi's crackdown on press freedom and opposition leaders June 26 was just the first step in an escalating scale of repression that will be required to maintain her emergency rule. "The situation cannot just stay put," said a well-known government analyst in New Delhi, commenting on statistics that nearly 7,000 political opponents and other people regarded as threats to her political and economic policies had been arrested. "Mrs. Gandhi must either liberalize or take more repressive steps. I think she will choose the latter," he said. Others believe that the tougher the daughter of the late Jawaharlal Nehru acts in changing the democratic course set by her prime minister father, the more likelihood of a revolt. Experienced analysts also doubt that Mrs. Gandhi is seriously concerned about the fate of her appeal of her conviction of election abuses in the 1971 campaign. An upheld conviction in other circumstances would threaten her political future. Mrs. Gandhi can even bypass the first real test of popular feeling about her decisions. Elections are scheduled to be held in Kerala state in south India in September, but experts in Delhi believe she will postpone them. She has already arrested leaders of the strong Communist opposition party in Kerala. There also is speculation that Mrs. Gandhi might introduce a new constitution, even declare'herself president as Sheik Mujibur Rahman did in neighboring Bangladesh in January. Interest* Security. Your money can't earn any more. Any where. Guaranteed interest The highest rates allowed by law. That's what your money earns at Charleston Federal Savings. Your savings can't earn more at any other financial institution in West Virginia. Security. 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