HC Deb 27 July 1927 vol 209 cc1258-9W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether His Majesty's Government are aware that several articles and pamphlets have been recently published in India maliciously attacking the founder of Islam; and whether, as the Indian Courts have held that such references cannot be prevented or punished under the existing law, any steps are in contemplation for the amendment of the law?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative, and to the second that there have been divergent decisions as to the criminality of such publications. Steps are being taken to obtain another decision from one of the High Courts concerned, and if necessary thereafter the question of amending the law will be considered.