NEW DELHI, India, March 5, 1931 (UP) -- Orders for all independence workers in India to observe the peace truce signed yesterday by the Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin were issued today by the all-India Congress Working Committee.
The committee passed a resolution approving and indorsing the Gandhi-Irwin agreement and directing all Congress committees to act immediately in accordance with the pact.
The committee, in ordering nation-wide suspension of the civil disobedience movement against British rule, sent the following instructions to all independence volunteers:
"The committee hopes that the country will carry out the terms agreed upon, so far as they relate to various Congress activities. The committee believes that upon strict fulfillment of obligations of the truce in behalf of the Congress, will depend the advance of India toward Swaraj (home rule)."
The action of the working committee, which yesterday was threatened with a split because some members believed Gandhi had "sold out to the British," apparently ended any immediate threat of dissension which would nullify the effects of the truce.