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India: Christianity

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 105045, tabled on 13 September 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the treatment of Christians in India.

Answered on

13 October 2017

​​The British Government condemns all instances of discrimination and violence against individuals or groups because of their religion, regardless of the country or faith concerns. The UK engages with India on human rights issues, including religious freedom and minority rights, both bilaterally and through the EU. Our High Commission in New Delhi monitors the human rights situation in India and maintains a dialogue with the Indian National Commission for Minorities often via our Consulate General in the country.

FCO officials in New Delhi also regularly meet senior faith leaders to discuss issues such as religious tolerance, including most recently with a representative from a Christian organisation in India in June. The British Government also runs an array of projects in India to help promote minority rights and combat discrimination.