HC Deb 09 July 1930 vol 241 cc454-5W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India propose to issue instructions to provincial Governments with a view to their exercising their power of reviewing the classification of prisoners at present in Indian gaols, in order to secure the removal of political prisoners now in Class C to Classes B and A?


Under the revised jail rules the main qualification for admission to the A or B class is that the prisoner has not been convicted of gross or violent crime, and by social status, education and habit of life has been accustomed to a superior mode of living. Prisoners are classified by the local authorities in accordance with those rules.