HC Deb 08 June 1931 vol 253 c599
20. Mr. REMER

asked the Secretary of State for India how many riots involving loss of life, damage to property, or injury to life have taken place in India during the present year; and how many lives have been lost in these riots?


There have been 22 riots since the beginning of the year. In one of these, which took place at Rangoon between the Chinese and Burmese communities, several persons were reported to have been killed, but I have not the exact figures. In the remaining 21 riots, a total of 349 persons are known to have been killed. Of this total, 294 deaths occurred in the communal riots at Cawnpore, and 37 during similar disturbances at Benares and Mirzapur.


Is the right hon. Gentleman taking any steps to stop these riots taking place?