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India: Christianity

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 211679, tabled on 23 January 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will make representations to the Indian authorities on reports of increased anti-Christian activity and persecution in large parts of that country; and what steps he plans to take to support the resolution of those issues.

Answered on

28 January 2019

The British High Commission in New Delhi, our network of Deputy High Commissions, and FCO officials in London maintain a continuous assessment of the situation across India, including Christian persecution. Our officials regularly meet with Christian minority representatives. Most recently the British High Commission highlighted the importance of Christian persecution to the UK Government with India’s Ministry of External Affairs on 24 January 2019.

We shall continue to engage the Indian government and the wider international community on this matter. We also run a number of projects working with minorities to raise awareness of their rights and promote interfaith tolerance in India.

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