The Security Council of 1947, at the time of our arrival, was discussing the placement of a free international school in Kashmir to encourage the parents to send their children to school and to increase the peace between the different sects of Muslims in Kashmir. This school, according to the delegation of Ukraine and USSR, would help by incorporating many different races, thus teach about acceptance.
There was a calm discussion taking place in the room when the officials from Security Council marched in and summoned the delegates of United Kingdom out of the room and after walking through a long, dangerous corridor; we finally got to a secluded corner. The photographer, Jose, and I risked our lives and hid behind the quiet mustard colored walls to get you this information.
This particular security council was presented with a document from officials of another council which linked a spy, Mountbatten to Nehru’s death. Mountbatten, the main suspect, is a loyal ally of the British. There is also another unsavory link because certain names on the bullets used to kill Nehru matched the name of a French yacht, making the French another suspect. It has been an exhausting case thus far, but the addition of the sharply dressed officials intensifies the room.
The officials were cunning and harsh, while the delegates were nervous and trembling. “Do you know why you are here?” asked the official, speaking for the first time. The delegates anxiously answered the spy as nervous sweat dripped down the sides of their faces. The officials were even able to get their hands on a note passed from the United Kingdom asking Ukraine about the link between the yacht, the bullets and France. There was talk about the exposure of a national security issue and some underlying intentions but all in all the officials were furious about the spy (Mountbatten) who was exposed. After listening intently onto the conversation, we were able to discover that the “officials” were from a sector called M16, and they were spies. Towards the end of this encounter, the delegates were nervous and were afraid to speak.
Our attempt to interview the United Kingdom delegates after this contact was unsuccessful as they were ambushed by the other delegates, hungry for information. Hopefully the information the UK delegates obtained during the questioning will aid the committee in discovering the culprit of Nehru’s death.