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BURNING AND KILLING.

LONDON, April 18

Government reports from India state that the .shops are re-opening in Lahore and Amritsar. Several; agitators have been arrested, and some have been deported.. The railway station at Gujranwala, 42 miles northwalrd of Lahore,, was hurried, the staff injured, and the line damaged. Marial-law has been proclaimed. During the] riots 50 Sepoys facedr- a mob. of. i>ooo, arid dispersed it by firing their rifles. The situation in Delhi, Bombay, city,; and Calcutta is. quiet. In the Ahmedabad district Ghahdi appealed .to crjowded meetings' ori- the l4tlh inst. to forswear violence. Two outlying police posts': ; ,were'j burned y and the Treasury of Virangain, about 40 miles .wO.st of Ahm'edabad, looted.; Strikes are threatened on two railways, and the Punjab communications' ; are; seriously, threatened. : = Other. Official reports; state-that seri : , ous riots broke, out. in Amritsar following the removal"of TCjchlu find Satvapal, two virulent agitators Two banks \veve burned, three bank managers; burned to death, and five Europeans killed. During the rioting nine rioters were killed and 21 injured. Troops were sent and order is how restored. • '.IDis-. urbances a,lso occurred at Lahore and .. Ahmedabad. 'Two Government : buildings 'were burned in the latter city. In the Bombay disturbances several persons were injured. On the 12th in£t.. the mob'.s temper. was bad. but Ghaudi.'s return, on the .whole, had a tranquilising effect.

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BURNING AND KILLING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919

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BURNING AND KILLING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9590, 22 April 1919

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