From The Country
The government made this article 'The Country's
Misfor tune', a pretext to charge Tilak with treason against the government. Tilak was
arrested on 24th June 1908 in Bombay. He was sentenced to six year's imprisonment outside
Tilak was then 52 years old.He had plun- ged into the struggle for freedom with no thought
for his health and had grown weak. Diabetes had further weakened him. How could he
withstand this severe imprison ment for six years far away from India?
The country was plunged in grief. Even foreign thinkers condemned this severe punishment
to Tilak, who was a scholar, highly respected and honoured throughout the world.