HC Deb 09 October 1924 vol 177 cc737-8W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether his attention has been called to the statement issued to the Indian Press by Hakim Ajmal Khan, a leading Congress man, on the subject of the Hindu-Muslim riots at Delhi, in which he condemns the local authorities for having done nothing to curb the propagandist activities and mischievous agitation engineered by interested parties; and will the Secretary of State now represent to the Government of India the necessity of bringing in the necessary legislation that will enable the local authorities to curb these propagandist activities and mischievous agitations, as desired by the hakim, without fear of the consequences?


My Noble Friend has no doubt that the Government of India will give to the representations made in the statement referred to all the consideration that they deserve and he does not propose to intervene in aid of their judgment upon them.