HC Deb 07 December 1936 vol 318 cc1614-5

asked the Under Secretary of State for India the reason, for the arrest of Mr. Sajjad Zaheer, Moslem Socialist leader in the United Provinces?


Orders sanctioning the prosecution of Mr. Sajjad Zaheer under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code were issued by the Government of the United Provinces on 17th November for a subversive speech delivered by him on 7th October. The orders were subsequently withdrawn by the local government on receipt of an undertaking from Mr. Zaheer's father that he would not offend again in the same way.