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Britain asks for the arrest of Har Dayal

Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo Email Compiled by Sindya N. Bhanoo
March 2016
Britain asks for the arrest of Har Dayal


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March 28, 1917
The San Francisco Bulletin runs an article entitled, “Britain Asked Dayal’s Arrest.”

The article calls for the arrest of “Har Dayal, Hindu lecturer and savant.” It goes on to say that British officials believed that Dayal, an Indian nationalist and the founder of the Ghadar party in America, was “plotting against the British government.”

Sindya N. Bhanoo writes the Observatory column in the Science section of The New York Times. She is also a board member of South Asian American Digital Archive (SAADA). This column’s material is from SAADA. https://www.saada.org/.

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