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India: Religion

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 30 March 2010

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of India about implementing the recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in May 2007. [HL3030]

Progress on human rights issues, including the UN conventions and recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of May 2007 to which India is signatory, were discussed at the most recent EU-India Human Rights Dialogue meeting on 25 March as part of our ongoing dialogue with India. The existing UN processes, including the Universal Periodic Review, consider progress on human rights issues including UN recommendations and commitments.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of India about implementing the recommendations in the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief following her mission to India, released on 26 January 2009. [HL3031]

The recommendations in the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief's report of 26 January 2009 were discussed during the most recent EU-India Human Rights Dialogue on 25 March 2010. We will continue to raise the issue of minority rights, including the right to freedom of religion and belief, with the appropriate Indian authorities as part of the ongoing EU-India Human Rights Dialogue. The existing UN processes, including the Universal Periodic Review, consider progress on human rights issues including UN recommendations and commitments.