VOL. 11 : 11 APRIL, 1910 - 12 JULY, 1911
April 11, 1910
Mr. Achary and 37 other satyagrahis were sent from Pretoria toDelagoa Bay on Saturday. Six of them were certainly not satyagrahis.I cannot say whether they have become so by now. All of them whobear Tamil names are satyagrahis. Thus, the Tamils have been keepingthe flag of satyagraha flying. I have given the Tamil names in theEnglish section
and therefore do not give them here.
I reported in the English section
last week that some ships hadrefused to carry those persons who have been deported. I cannot sayhow far the report is true. But it appears that they have failed to get aship so far. If India exerts sufficient pressure, no ship will dare carrythe deportees. There is strong reason to believe that those who havebeen deported this time will rouse the whole of India to protest.
[He] was today ordered to be deported and was taken to gaol.Mr. Chettiar is about 55 years of age. He suffers from a chronicailment, and yet he is facing deportation with the utmost courage. Heis to be deported to Natal, from where he will return immediately.
Mr. Chinan Diala
and Selmar Pillay were arrested and they, too,have been ordered to be deported.
“From ‘Transvaal Notes’ ”, 12-4-1910
“From ‘Transvaal Notes’ ”, 4-4-1910
V. A. Chettiar, respected old Chairman of the Tamil Benefit Society, whohad been arrested on April 5.
, however, “Transvaal Notes”,
, 16-4-1910, where thename given is Anandi Alvar.