§ Sir WILLIAM BYLES
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether the friendly missions now being dispatched to the Mashmi country and to Rima have been invited by the people of those countries, or whether they are being sent against their wishes; and, if so, whether it is intended to press them by force if they are resisted?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Mr. Montagu)
The friendly mission to the Mashmi country is not being sent at the invitation of the tribe. But there is no reason to anticipate that its presence will be resented by the tribesmen or that any opposition will be encountered. As I informed the hon. Member on the 31st October, no expedition is being sent to Rima, which is in Tibet.