§ 1. Colonel APPLIN
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the charges against the administration of the Punjab High Court by the Muslim Outlook of Lahore; and whether he intends taking any steps for the prosecution of this paper?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for INDIA (Earl Winterton)
My Noble Friend is aware of the publication in this paper of articles of this nature, but the question of action is one on which the Local Government and the High Court are in the best position to judge.
§ Colonel APPLIN
Is the Noble Lord aware that the charges have caused a great deal of ill-feeling among the Moslems of that locality?
§ Earl WINTERTON
I know there is a long history in this case. The High Court sentenced the editor and proprietor of the paper to three months' imprisonment and a fine in June, 1927, for contempt of court in conjunction with another man. My hon. and gallant Friend may rest assured that the authorities to whom I have referred are the proper persons to deal with the matter.