HC Deb 10 May 1906 vol 156 cc1470-1
* SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to what is known as the Dadri case in the Bulandshahr district of the United Provinces in India, in which some soldiers, who are understood to have been disobeying departmental orders by shooting near a village site, were molested by the villagers, with the result that one of the villagers was shot dead and five others have been sentenced to various terms of imprisonment for rioting and whether, looking to the character of these cases, which are not uncommon in India, he will issue peremptory instructions which shall effectually prevent the practice of shooting by soldiers near village sites.


I have at present no knowledge of the case referred to, but I will make inquiry.