HC Deb 03 July 1930 vol 240 c2156W
Mr. W. G. HALL

asked the Secretary of State for India whether he can state what were the instructions given to the Sikh troops in Delhi on 6th May; and whether he has any statement to make on the matter?


My hon. Friend is no doubt referring to the firing that took place round the Sis-ganj Gurdwara on 6th May. The firing on this occasion was by the police. They fired in order to prevent a party of police who had gone to the rescue of their comrades from being heavily assailed by a mob with stones and brickbats. No Sikh troops were present and no troops, British or Indian, were called upon to fire. There were no casualties either among British or Indian troops.

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