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India: Arrests

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 65499, tabled on 28 October 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations she has made to the Indian Government on the recent arrest of three Indian Muslim students for cheering Pakistan in the T20 world cup.

Answered on

5 November 2021

We look to India to uphold all freedoms and rights guaranteed in its strong constitution, and by the international instruments to which India is a party. Where we have concerns, we raise them directly with the Government of India, including at ministerial level. The UK engages with India on the full range of human rights matters, including freedom of religion or belief, working with Union and State Governments to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all.