§ Mr. SIMPSON
asked the Under-Secretary of State for India from how many places religious rioting has been reported; in how many cases it was found necessary to use firearms to quell the riots; how many casualties have been reported among police, Hindus, and Mohammedans, respectively; and 894W whether the religious animosity which gave rise to the riots has now died down?
§ Mr. RICHARDS
I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT in reply to two other questions, two telegrams from the Government of India regarding Hindu-Moslem riots at Delhi on the 11th and 15th. I will also circulate in reply to this question a copy of two further telegrams from the Government of India of the 17th and 19th July, which refer also to a riot in Nagpur City.
"COPY OF TELEGRAM FROM VICEROY, HOME DEPARTMENT, TO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA, DATED 17TH JULY, 1924.
Following has been received from the Central Provinces Government:—Begins. 'Trouble again arose in Nagpur City in connection with the Hindu procession past the Mosque on 12th July and 13th July. Several isolated assaults and stone-throwing took place, and number of persons admitted to hospital on 13th, of whom two seriously injured. Police have the situation well in hand and no serious trouble anticipated. District Magistrate has issued orders under Section 144, Criminal Procedure Code, prohibiting the carrying of sticks in public places. Ends. No serious disturbances have been reported at any other place. We shall furnish any additional information that may ho received by 20th July.'"
"COPY OF TELEGRAM FROM VICEROY, HOME DEPARTMENT, TO SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA, DATED 19TH JULY, 1924.
Bakrid disturbances. Details regarding Delhi Nagpur already communicated. No disturbances reported elsewhere nor were troops employed to assist the civil power in dealing with rioters."