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[ ex } agitate, and agitate and never cease to agitate until they have obtained some sort of redress, You know what they did in connection with the Bain case. Even after the accused had been discharged by the High Court, they submitted a protest to Government, with a view to prevent a recurrence of proceeding such as those which had formed the subject matter of their complaint. We are, therefore, quite within our rights in holding this demonstration. But is it wise and consistent with prudence and considerations of expediency I confess this is, a question somewhat more difficult and complicated. But I ask—is it possible to overlook the moral significance and the educative value of a demonstration like this 2 If the political and moral education of the people be a supreme factor in the evolution of national life, then I venture to hold that the demonstration of to-day is abundantly justified. It might be said that a meeting like the present will still further irritate our rulers. I fear it is too late in the day to bring forward an argument of this kind. We have been offending our rulers rather too frequently in recent years. The Indian National Congress is a huge offence. The smaller Provincial Couferences are so many offences on a somewhat’ re