§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked whether any demonstrations expressive of popular sorrow at the death of His late Majesty were held in any portion of Eastern Bengal, particularly in the proscribed districts of Mymensingh, Faridpur, and Barisal; and, if so, whether permits to hold such were obtained under the provisions of the Seditious Meetings Act?
§ Mr. MONTAGU
Yes, such meetings were held. The Act is directed against 1491 meetings likely to promote sedition, and therefore had nothing at all to do with meetings of this character.