A Question for Lord Roberts. Who is Responsible for the Masked Mutiny in the Indian Army?
Government, Sex, Hygiene, Public Health, Morality, Imperialism
Rebukes Frederick S Roberts (1st Baron Roberts), the out-going Commander-in-Chief of Her Majesty's Forces in India, for ignoring the parliamentary 'resolution condemning the official Regulation of Vice in India', and notes that the 'Anglo-Indian' ceases to be 'a very fine fellow' when 'he sets Parliament at defiance, in order to carry out his own ideas, either of hygiene or of morality, at the expense of a weak and unprotected class of Her Majesty's subjects'. Also comments that Roberts, on his return to England later this month, will find that we 'have not yet sunk so low in this country as to regard a cantonment magistrate as a fit and proper person to compel unwilling girls to submit to a surgical outrage from which they shrink in horror'.
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