§ 14. Mr. DAVID GRENFELL
asked the Secretary of State for India whether the public exhibition in India of the red, green, and orange tri-colour, regarded by many Indians as a national emblem, is at present treated as an illegal act?
§ Sir S. HOARE
If the Congress flag is flown contrary to an Order issued by a competent authority prohibiting its exhibition, the flying of it is naturally treated as an illegal act.
§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether in all districts notice is given that such flags should not be flown?
§ Sir S. HOARE
I do not know about that. The position is quite clear, and it is as stated in the answer which I have just given.
§ 23. Mr. D. GRENFELL
(for Mr. DAGGAR) asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that the elected presidents of certain local government bodies have been sentenced to terms of imprisonment because the Congress flag was hoisted on Government premises; and whether, seeing that the officers concerned were carrying out the decisions of the local bodies of which they were elected the heads, he will represent the desirability of their early release?
|No. of Ordinance.||Title.||Date of promulgation.|
|VIII||1931||Criminal Procedure (Delhi Amendment) Ordinance||16th October, 1931.|
|IX||1931||Bengal Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance||29th October, 1931.|
|X||1931||Kashmir State (Protection against Disorders) Ordinance||4th November, 1931.|
|XI||1931||Bengal Emergency Powers Ordinance (as amended by Ordinance I of 1932).||30th November, 1931.|
|XII||1931||United Provinces Emergency Powers Ordinance||14th December, 1931.|
|XIII||1931||North West Frontier Province Emergency Powers Ordinance.||24th December, 1931.|
|XIV||1931||Unlawful Instigation (North-West Frontier Province) Ordinance.||24th December, 1931.|
|XV||1931||Unlawful Association (North West Frontier Province) Ordinance.||24th December, 1931.|
|II||1932||Emergency Powers Ordinance (as amended by Ordinance VII of 1932).||4th January, 1932.|
|III||1932||Unlawful Instigation Ordinance||4th January, 1932.|
|IV||1932||Unlawful Association Ordinance||4th January, 1932.|
|V||1932||Prevention of Molestation and Boycotting Ordinance (as amended by Ordinance VII of 1932).||4th January, 1932.|