HC Deb 05 July 1906 vol 160 cc222-3

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to a public manifesto put forward by the leaders of public opinion in both provinces of Bengal, including seven gentlemen who have been or now are representative members of the Legislative Council, giving expression to the feeling of unrest which is prevailing in those provinces, due to the partition of Bengal, and to the measures which have been adopted to stamp out popular opposition to the partition and to suppress the Swadeshi movement; and whether he will give his consideration to the views expressed therein and take steps to remedy the grievances complained of.


I have seen the manifesto referred to. As I have already stated in this House, His Majesty's Government regard the partition of Bengal as a settled fact; but it is my wish to deal in a spirit of full consideration with all questions arising out of it. I shall be glad in the future, as I have been in the past, to take any possible steps for the removal of legitimate causes of complaint.

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