§ 3. Mr. Gallacher
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he has any information as to the circumstances leading to the issue of an Order in the Rajkot State prohibiting meetings and processions; whether he can state how many people have been arrested for political reasons in Rajkot State since the beginning of the year; how many detained; and how many warrants for political offences are awaiting execution?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Muirhead
My Noble Friend has no information as regards parts 2, 3 and 4 of the hon. Member's question. He has no information as regards the Order referred to in part 1, but in a Press announcement of 29th January, an Order was reported prohibiting meetings for the preservation of law and order and safety of the Rajkot State in general.
§ Mr. Gallacher
In view of the conditions obtaining in Rajkot and other States, is it not desirable that Congress should get as active as possible in those States, in order to put an end to the conditions of oppression existing there?