HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 cc1505-6W
Major POLE

asked the Secretary of State for India if his attention has been drawn to the existence of a traffic in Sindh in girls kidnapped from Kachh, Kathiawar, Gujrat and Marwar; and if he will represent to the Government of India the desirability of bringing about a conference of official and non-official representatives from the British territory and the Indian States concerned to propose measures for preventing the continuance of this traffic?


I have no recent official information on the subject. Attention was called to it by my hon. Friend the Member for Merthyr (Mr. Wallhead) in a question put to my predecessor on 20th February, 1928, as the result of which the Bombay Government were invited to consider the necessity of taking steps to deal with it. I am calling the Government of India's attention to my hon. and gallant Friend's question and inquiring what steps have been taken or are contemplated.