PEASANT RISING IN INDIAN STATE
Resistance to Collectors
DEMAND FOR INQUIRY
The agrarian situation in Alwar State is assuming serious proportions. Thousands of armed Hindu Moslem peasants of splendid physique with fighting spirit are concentrating in an area of 32 square miles to repel the
State tax gatherers.
The roads by which the lorries have been bringing troops have been made impassable. The paths are blocks by huge boulders and at intervals along the hills remote from the towns are watchers with giant tom-toms which are heard for five miles, giving warn- ing of tho approach of troops or the
The inhabitants of hundreds of vil- lages absolutely refuse to pay the taxes and are attacking small parties of troops and collectors.
The peasants are demanding an in- quiry into their grievances hy a com- mission of State officials and cultivators under the chairmanship of an English-
man from British India.