§ MR. REES
To ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the editor and publisher of a Bombay newspaper called the Vihari has been bound over by the Chief Presidency of Bombay to be of good behaviour for six months for publishing an article describing British India as Hell on Earth, and the English as surpassing Nero, Nadir Shah, Tamerlane, and Satan in cruelty, so that their success causes the mercy of God to be doubted in the world; and whether it is the intention of the Government of India to move for a sentence more proportionate to the effect of the publication of 207 such statements among the masses of the Bombay Presidency.
(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) I have seen a report of the case. So far as I am aware, the Government of India do not intend to take any action.