India: Violence

(asked on 5th June 2023) - View Source

Question to the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office:

To ask His Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of India about reported violence in Manipur State; and in particular, whether they have urged that government (1) to protect vulnerable communities in the state, and (2) to constrain Hindu nationalist narratives in the country which exacerbate communal tensions.

Answered by
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
This question was answered on 19th June 2023

Our network in India, including our missions in Delhi and Kolkata, continues to monitor the unrest in Manipur. During my most recent visit to India (27-31 May) I (Minister for South Asia) raised this issue with the Government of India. We emphasise the need for disputes to be resolved through dialogue, while recognising this is a matter for India. We remain committed to defending Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB) for all and promoting respect between different religious and non-religious communities. We have a broad and deep partnership with the Government of India, and discuss all elements of our relationship, including raising issues where we have them.

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