HC Deb 29 October 1919 vol 120 c634
3. Mr. LUNN

asked what was the number of casualties among Indians in the Punjab during the suppression of the disturbances in the early part of this year; and how many Indians received sentences of imprisonment, flogging, and execution in the Punjab as a result of the riots?


According to the best information available, the total number of casualties was 334. The persons convicted in all Courts were 1,792. Out of these 1083 were sentenced to death, but only eighteen of these sentences have been carried out. On the 10th September there were 1,255 persons undergoing sentences of transportation or imprisonment, a considerable number having been by that date released by order of the Government. So far as I am informed, the number of whippings was about 100, but the Government of India were unable to state the precise figure in the Indian Legislative Council meeting last month. I am endeavouring to obtain these figures.