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Civil Disobedience Campaign

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Secretary of State for India the numbers of casualties that have occurred throughout India since the commencement of Mr. Gandhi's civil disobedience campaign last Wednesday due to clashes with the forces of law and order?

So far as I am aware there have been no casualties and no clashes except the incident covered by the next question.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether Mr. Gandhi has actually broken the law or not?

The hon. and gallant Member must not put questions to me day by day on these delicate matters. [HON. MEMBERS: "Why not?"] If he wishes to put questions of that kind, he must give me notice in order that I may have accurate information on which to answer him.

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is lawful for us—