HC Deb 18 February 1920 vol 125 c864
18. Mr. LUNN

asked what was the number of Indians fined and imprisoned or punished during 1919 for participation in strikes?


Participation in strikes, is not an offence punishable under the ordinary Indian law. I have no information whether any prosecutions were instituted under the provisions of the Defence of India rules relating to tampering with Government or railway servants or to impeding work necessary for the prosecution of the war. But it seems very unlikely that any such prosecutions were required in 1919.