HC Deb 20 April 1931 vol 251 cc578-9

asked the Secretary of State for India if there has been any recent fighting between police or military forces and Afridi tribesmen; and if any report has been sent him as to the condition of the wounded in the fighting of March last?


There has been no fighting with Afridi tribesmen since the affair on 18th March, of which I gave particulars in the House on 23rd March. I understand that the British service officer and soldier who were wounded on that occasion have now been discharged from hospital. No Indian Army officer was wounded. Particulars regarding the Indian other ranks have not reached me.


asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can give the House a list of the riots and other outrages, due to political agitation, which have occurred since the conclusion of the agreement between the Viceroy and Mr. Gandhi?


I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement giving the particulars asked for.

Following is the statement:

Date. Place. Nature of Disturbance.
10th March Negla Desakawa, Etewah District, United Provinces. Attack on a punative police post.
24th–28th March Cawnpore Riots.
31st March Vadapalli, East Godavari District, Madras. Riot at a festival.
5th April. Charsadda, North West Frontier Province. Attempt to enter bungalow of Assistant Commissioner.
7th April. Midnapore, Bengal Murder of Mr. J. Peddie, C.I.E., I.C.S.

There have been minor incidents in Gujerat and in the Allahabad district of the United Provinces, and in Bihar and Orissa. The rebellion in Burma has also been followed by a number of skirmishes.