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Moslems and Hindus, Punjab.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — India – in the House of Commons on 9th October 1924.

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Photo of Mr Robert Richards Mr Robert Richards , Wrexham

Some inter-communal animosity has been exhibited in the Press of the Punjab which is, perhaps, rather the result than the cause of the ill-feeling between Moslems and Hindus. It has not been unchecked, and within the four months ending with August there have been nine prosecutions of the persons responsible for articles in newspapers or pamphlets intended, in the words of the law, to promote feelings of enmity or hatred between different classes of His Majesty's subjects. As to the Press Act, I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the replies given to his questions on the 7th and 14th April last.