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Delhi: Violence

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 23665, tabled on 2 March 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) his Indian counterpart Government and (b) the Indian High Commission on the recent anti-Muslim violence in Delhi; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

9 March 2020

The British High Commission in New Delhi and our network of Deputy High Commissions across India are closely monitoring violence and protests in Delhi and in other regions.

We engage India on the full range of human rights matters, and we raise our concerns with the Government of India where we have them. Most recently, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister for South Asia and the Commonwealth, discussed the impact of recent judicial and legislative measures on minorities with a senior member of India's Ministry of External Affairs on 25 February.