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India: Christianity

Volume 481: debated on Monday 27 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the next round of the ad hoc EU-India human rights dialogue will take place; and whether the recent violence in Orissa state, India, will be on the agenda for discussion. (226083)

We understand that the EU presidency wrote to the Indian Ministry of External Affairs in September expressing concern over the recent violence in Orissa and requesting that the issue be included on the agenda for the next EU-India Human Rights Dialogue, which is due to be held before the end of 2008.