HC Deb 05 October 1931 vol 257 cc782-3
8. Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he has any further information with regard to the situation in Kashmir; and whether an impartial inquiry is to be held with regard to the cause of the recent outbreaks and loss of life there?


So far as I am aware no further disturbances have occurred in Kashmir during the past week. I have not yet been informed whether arrangements have been made to investigate the causes of the recent outbreaks.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that the situation there is very serious indeed? Will he not do his best to have an impartial inquiry into these cases?


We are in very close touch with the situation. We have a, Resident in Kashmir, and I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that we are watching the course of events very carefully.