§ 4. Colonel CLIFTON BROWN (for Brigadier-General CLIFTON BROWN)
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what is the present position as regards the communal rioting between Sikhs and Muhammadans at Lahore; and whether British troops are still employed in keeping order there?
§ Mr. BUTLER
The rioting which broke out in Lahore on the morning of Sunday, 1st December, was brought under control by the evening of the same day. Since then both British and Indian troops have been used to assist the police in keeping order in the city. I am glad to be able to report that the situation is now well in hand and it has been possible to withdraw some of the troops. Feeling between the communities, however, remains very strained, and it is necessary to keep in force orders enforcing a curfew, forbidding the carrying of arms of all sorts and prohibiting processions and meetings.