HC Deb 19 February 1907 vol 169 cc703-4

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to the number of cases in which persons are sentenced to whipping in Burma, amounting in 1904 to 2,863, a number which in comparison with the population exceeds that which prevails in other parts of India; and whether he will inquire into the prevalence of judicial floggings in Burma with a view of reducing their number.


Theft and other offences punishable by whipping are alleged to be particularly prevalent in Burma, and the number of persons sentenced to whipping, though high in proportion to the population, is lower than in several other provinces in proportion to the number of such offences.