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India: Christianity

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the Government of India on (a) violence and (b) destruction of Christian churches in the state of Orissa. (178532)

While such incidents remain an internal matter for the Indian authorities, we continue to monitor the situation and seek out opportunities to raise human rights issues, including the need for the right to freedom of religion to be upheld.