South African Indian Congress
When asked the reasoning for the SAIC, A. Ismail gave a speech, saying:
"In view of the disabilities and inconvenience which burden the Indians ... it has been decided to call together delegates from the whole of South Africa... as matters affecting us will simply drift and remain in their present unsatisfactory conditions, unless we join hands... and lay our troubles before the authorities. .... It is to be borne in mind that the main object for which we are striving to raise the status of His Majesty's subjects [Indian]. and that this desirable and praise worthy end will never be attained until we put our grievances forward in a united and resolute manner."
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