§ 10. Mr. OUTHWAITE
asked whether on occasions when the Indian Army has been engaged in frontier operations native officers and men have been informed that they may disappear if they have conscientious objections to engaging in military operations against men of their own race and religion?
§ Mr. C. ROBERTS
The answer is in the affirmative. On the occasion of the Tirah expedition the Government of India decided that Afridi soldiers should be excused from service, and directed that those serving in corps detailed for service with the force were not to be so employed.