HC Deb 16 December 1935 vol 307 c1376

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what recognition has been given to the rover scouts, most of whom are of high social status and caste, who undertook the sole responsibility in Quetta of removing dead bodies from the ruins and burying them or cremating them during the summer, work which is usually considered unclean and only to be done by those of the lowest caste; and, if none has been given, will he bring their services and their moral courage to the notice of the proper authorities?


The work of the rover scouts was spoken of in terms of the highest appreciation in the reports on the earthquake published by the Government of India, and by the Home Member of the Governor-General's Council in the Legislative Assembly. My Noble Friend associates himself with these tributes and is causing a copy of my hon. Friend's question and this reply to be sent to the Government of India.