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Bangladesh

Volume 406: debated on Monday 9 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Bangladesh regarding the situation of the Biharis in that country. [115621]

The British Government are concerned at the periodic reports of discrimination against minority groups in Bangladesh. The British High Commission in Dhaka frequently raises human rights concerns, including those on minorities, with the Bangladesh Government. The situation of the Biharis has featured in these discussions.