§ Mr. MARKHAM
asked the Secretary of State for India what progress is being made in Chitral in the efforts to put an end to the Khazanad slavery system?
§ Mr. BENN
My latest information, dated January, 1928, was to the effect that the Mehtar of Chitral was making every effort to liberate domestic slaves in the State, and a certain number had already been released and settled on land of their own. The process, it was reported, must be gradual, as the State has no lands at its own disposition, and these had to be obtained from the feudal chiefs in whose villages the Khanazads reside.