asked the Secretary of State for India how many persons were detained, under arrest, charged, being tried and undergoing sentence for political offences in India on 30th June; and approximately how many of these were ex-ministers, members of provincial legislatures, members of local authorities, women, students and persons of academic importance?
Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been drawn to an article in the "Hindu" which states that there are 20,000 political prisoners in India at the present time?
I would refer the hon. Members to the reply which I gave to the Question of the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen) on 10th July and to which I have nothing to add.
Seeing that certain statements have been made in the Press recently, is the House not to have a statement in the very near future regarding possible future political developments?
Is not the growing public concern referred to in the original Question solely confined to the private imagination of the hon. Member for West Leyton (Mr. Sorensen)?