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India: Religious Freedom

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 136687, tabled on 19 April 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indian Government in respect of recent protests in India in support of religious freedoms.

Answered on

26 April 2018

The UK Government remains committed to promoting and defending freedom of religion or belief (FoRB) for individuals of all faiths or beliefs including in India. We continue to engage with Indian contacts, including minority representatives, on a range of human rights issues, including religious freedoms.

The British High Commission in New Delhi, our network of Deputy High Commissions, as well as FCO officials in London, maintain an assessment of the human rights situation across India and run projects promoting minority rights. We are aware of reported incidents against religious minorities in India and continue to monitor the situation.