Then we are asked to agree to the most tortuous terms and accept the principle upon which areas are to be demarcated, namely district-wise wherein the Muslim population is in absolute majority, which according to Mr. Gandhi means that only that district will be recognised in which Musilms have a majority of 75%, for he says that by absolute majority he means as in Sindh, Baluchistan, or the NWFP, but according to Mr. Rajagopalacgri, absolute majority means as understood in legal parlance. Apart from the fact that the joint authors already differ, I find from the dictionary that it means " a majority of all members of a body (including those voting and those not voting)".
6. That in areas thus demarcated, there will be promiscuous plebiscite on the basis of adult suffrage or other practicable franchise, and the form and the franchise will be decided again by the National Govt. refrred to above, unless we can agree upon it beforehand.
It is when we have agreed to all these terms then alone comes the question of separation of those mutilated broken areas again subject to further conditions : (1) this matter can only be considered after the termination of war and (2) after the transfer of full power and responsibility for the Govt. of India to this national Govt., and it will be then this National Govt. will set up a commission for demarcating contiguous districts as stated above, and complete its work of sheer vandalism, especially in the Punjab , Bengal and Assam and then its findings will be given effect to by this National Govt. and if these poor areas so paralysed desire to severe or separate from the all-India united, federal Govt., fully and firmly established, then tey must submit to and go through a promiscuous plebiscite, and if the verdict is in favour of the Muslims, even then all matters of vital importance shall remain vested in and continue to be administered by a central authority or Govt.This is what mr. gandhi calls a partition between two brothers. .........
Take the case of America, he said, there are 23 (now 50) independentsovereign states in America,