HC Deb 21 March 1922 vol 152 cc200-1
2. Sir C. YATE

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the resolutions passed by the European Association of India calling upon the Government of India to support all loyal citizens, to punish declared rebels without fear or favour, and by definite and immediate action to carry out its elementary duty of maintaining law and order, and of protecting its servants from murder and violence; and can he state what action has been taken in the matter?


I have seen a newspaper report of the resolutions. The Government of India and the Provincial Governments are adopting the measures they consider necessary, in the varying circumstances of different Provinces, for the purposes indicated.


To what is this failure on the part of the Government of India due, and why should an influential association like this have to pass such a resolution calling upon the Government to do their duty?


I can only repeat that the Government are endeavouring to do their duty by the action they have taken.