HC Deb 21 June 1906 vol 159 cc359-60
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the order of the Lieutenant-Governor of Eastern Bengal and Assam, directing the readmission of students in that province who had been expelled from school, is limited in its operation to the Dacca and Rungpore districts; to the fact that four students of the Chanchal Sideswari higher English school, in the district of Maldah, were lately expelled for having taken part in a Swadeshi movement, and that their names, together with the names of their fathers, guardians, and of the places of their residence were officially forwarded to all headmasters of Government and aided and unaided schools in the province, with a view to prevent the admission of the boys into any other school; and whether he will issue instructions that the orders for the readmission of students who have been expelled on so-called political considerations shall be extended to these Maldah boys, and be made general in their application to the whole province.


I am not aware of all the facts mentioned in the Question, but I will make immediate inquiry on the subject.