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One-third of Aden Police Force to Be Composed of Indian Sikhs As Precaution

December 20, 1932
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One-third of the police force of Aden, which in recent months has been the scene of anti-Semitic rioting, will in the future be recruited from India, the British government informed the Joint Foreign Committee today.

This change in the composition of the police force is in reply to the complaints that the present force, 200 in all, consisting of Moslems, failed to offer protection to the Jewish population during the riots.

The Indian recruits are to consist of Sikhs and the government hopes in this fashion to prevent future excesses against the Jews.

Serious rioting broke out in Aden on May 23rd after a rumor had been spread that Jews had defiled a mosque by throwing refuse into it. Many Jews were injured and a property damage estimated at 25,000 rupees was sustained by the Jews.

The Indian government on December 16th dismissed the claims of Jewish victims for compensation. The case may be brought before the court of the Privy Council in London for judgment.

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