HC Deb 29 October 1998 vol 318 cc270-1W
Mr. Sarwar

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of India to permit foreign journalists and representatives of human rights organisations unrestricted access to Jammu and Kashmir. [56716]

Mr. Fatchett

We have made clear to the Indian Government our commitment to human rights. We shall continue to encourage them to allow more visits by international human rights groups, including Amnesty International and UN thematic mechanisms. We are not aware of any restrictions on visits to Jammu and Kashmir by foreign or other journalists.