HC Deb 27 June 1927 vol 208 c52W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he is aware that an order, under Section 144 of the Criminal Proceedings Code, has been served on Dr. Moonjee by the District Magistrate, Surat, prohibiting him from addressing or attending any public meeting in Surat or within a radius of five miles; and whether he can state the reason of the issue of such an order?


I have seen this fact reported in the Press. I have no definite information as to the reason for the order, but have little doubt it was due to the apprehension that Dr. Moonje's speeches as President of the Hindu Mahasabha would exacerbate Hindu-Moslem relations.