HC Deb 05 October 1909 vol 11 cc1826-7

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the attention of the Secretary of State had been called to the fact by the law of England all persons imprisoned for offences of a seditious nature are entitled to be treated as first-class misdemeanants; and whether, in view of the number of British subjects in India who have, within the last two years, been sentenced to long terms of rigorous imprisonment for seditious writing or speaking, he will consult the Government of India on the advisability of assimilating the treatment of Indian prisoners in such cases to that adopted in England?


The Secretary of State has the question under his consideration.