HC Deb 01 March 1910 vol 14 c725

asked the undersecretary of State for India whether the Secretary of State had yet come to any conclusion as to the desirability of treating British subjects in India, who were imprisoned for offences of a seditious nature, as first-class misdemeanants, in the same way as such prisoners are treated in England?


This matter has received careful consideration by the Secretary of State. Having regard to the differences between the Indian Penal Code and the Criminal Law here, and considering also the latitude of discretion permitted by the Penal Code in passing sentence for different offences of a seditious nature, the Secretary of State does not propose to interfere.