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Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi-VOL005

Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi-VOL005

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This are the volumes form the revised - erroneous - version of the CWMG as published on the CD-Rom "Mahatma Gandhi - Interactive Multimedia - Electronic Book" in 1999. Page and volume nos. are not identical with the original print version of the 1960's-1990's. The content of this CWMG version is to be credited as "The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (Electronic Book), New Delhi, Publications Division Government of India, 1999, 98 volumes"
Vol.005-November 6, 1905 - November 3, 1906
This are the volumes form the revised - erroneous - version of the CWMG as published on the CD-Rom "Mahatma Gandhi - Interactive Multimedia - Electronic Book" in 1999. Page and volume nos. are not identical with the original print version of the 1960's-1990's. The content of this CWMG version is to be credited as "The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (Electronic Book), New Delhi, Publications Division Government of India, 1999, 98 volumes"
Vol.005-November 6, 1905 - November 3, 1906

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JOHANNESBURG,

February 14, 1906

[TO]

THE ACTING CHIEF TRAFFIC MANAGER
JOHANNESBURG

SIR,

Mr. M. M. Moosajee has handed to my Association copies of
the correspondence between your Department and himself in
connection with the train leaving Johannesburg at 8.30.
You have informed Mr. Moosajee that “Coloured passengers
are not permitted to travel by the 8.39 [sic] train from Pretoria to

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Johannesburg”, and I suppose vice versa.
This information comes to my Association as a very
disagreeable surprise. To the Indian business community, the
prohibition would be a deprivation which would seriously interfere
with their movements. To the Indian community in general, it is in the
highest degree insulting.

My Association cannot escape the conclusion that this method
of pandering to local prejudice on the part of a great administration
would result in making the position of Coloured people thoroughly
intolerable. My Association will be obliged if you will kindly let me
know whether it is the intention, and if so, will kindly refer me to the
law or regulation under which the prohibition has been imposed.
Incidentally, I may be allowed to remark that the manner in which
such prohibitive rules are, from time to time, made without any
warning or notice to the portion of the community concerned is
extremely irritating and inconvenient. My Association thinks that
British Indians are at least entitled to know beforehand regulations
that may be framed with reference to them.
I request an early reply.

I have the honour to remain,

Sir,

Your obedient servant,

ABDUL GANI
CHAIRMAN,
BRITISH INDIAN ASSOCIATION

Indian Opinion, 24-2-1906

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