HC Deb 22 March 1907 vol 171 c1280
SIR H. COTTON (Nottingham, E.)

To ask the Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been drawn to a recent issue of the Eastern Bengal and Assam Era, published at Dacca, in which it is urged that public flagellation should be administered to the headmaster of the Hindu college at Benares, and to all who sympathise with him, for a speech delivered by that gentleman in favour of the Swadeshi movement; and whether, with reference to the tension of public feeling in the new province, he will consider the desirability of taking steps in communication with the Government ment of India to discourage the publication of such inflammatory utterances in the Anglo-Indian Press.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Morley.) I have never heard of the publication referred to; but, as I stated on the 11th March, I do not think it is necessary, as at present advised, to take any special action in the direction suggested.