HC Deb 08 April 1935 vol 300 cc773-4
4. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that, in a memorial presented to the Governor of Madras on 5th March, 1935, the inhabitants of Tangasseri have protested to the Government for the fourth time against their proposed transfer to the State of Travancore, stating that the laws of Travancore prohibit the erection of churches or the enclosing of cemeteries without special Government permission and impose on Christians forfeiture of the right of succession to property, and that there is no Caste Disabilities Removal Act in Travancore, as in British India; and, in view of these disabilities imposed on Christians and this renewed protest of an almost entirely Christian community, will he refuse to approve the transfer?


I have seen a copy of the memorial referred to. I have nothing to add to the reply given to my Noble Friend's Question on 4th February.

Duchess of ATHOLL

In view of the unsatisfactory character of that reply, I beg to give notice that I shall draw attention to this matter at the earliest opportunity

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