HC Deb 05 March 1896 vol 38 cc226-7

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India if he will explain the circumstances under which the South Staffordshire Regiment attacked and killed 100 Moplahs near Madras; and whether there was any resistance offered by the Moplahs?


I have learned by telegram from the Government of Madras that a collision has taken place between the troops and a body of Moplah fanatics, who had committed five murders, and had then taken possession of a Hindu Temple at Manjeri. In the fighting which ensued, 88 of the latter were killed and five wounded, but the Government when they telegraphed were not aware of the immediate cause of the outbreak, nor do they mention the circumstances under which the conflict took place. Further information is expected shortly, and when I receive it I shall be ready to communicate it to the House.

MR. J. W. LOGAN (Leicester, Harborough)

asked how many of the British troops were killed or wounded in the affray?


The telegram does not state.