HC Deb 03 December 1946 vol 431 c76W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India for how many of the relatives of the 5,094 dead and 13,634 injured in recent communal riots in India provision for compensation is being made by the Government of India; on what basis and to what amounts; and how many in these two categories were British and how many Indian.

Mr. A. Henderson

The question of compensating victims of communal rioting in India is one for the Provincial Governments concerned, and no compensation is,' therefore, being paid by the Government of India. I understand that the Provincial Governments are actively engaged in relief and rehabilitation measures, in which they are receiving assistance from the Central Government. No Europeans have been killed in communal disturbances since July last. I have no exact information as to the number of Europeans injured but it may safely be assumed to have been very small indeed

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