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India: Human Rights

Volume 688: debated on Tuesday 23 January 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will make representations to the Government of India about the anti-conversion law recently passed by the Congress Government in Himachal Pradesh state.[HL1415]

We make representations to the Indian Government periodically about the anti-conversion laws in India, most recently in April 2006, with reference to Rajasthan. Although the Anti-Conversion Bill was passed by the Assembly of Himachal Pradesh on 13 December 2006, we understand that the Bill still needs to be ratified by the state governor before it becomes law. Our high commission in New Delhi will continue to monitor developments.