The component factors of the situation as we now see it are a weak Sarda Act, "practically a dead letter," except for such slight warning influence as it exerts on a few law-respecting souls; a Central Government and Assembly too much absorbed in other matters and too much intimidated by opposing forces to amend the Act; Provincial Governments and Legislatures unwilling for the same reasons to put into force the administrative measures that might help to secure its partial success. Meantime the Indian Minotaur sits unscathed in his fortress, gorged with his huge meal of some five million girls and boys delivered over to him during that fatal October to April of 1929-30, but still receiving his annual toll. 1