HC Deb 19 April 2000 vol 348 c499W
Mr. McGrady

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with his ministerial colleagues in the European Union concerning the appointment of a commission by the Indian Government relating to religious freedom in India; and if he will make a statement. [119561]

Mr. Hain

Officials in our High Commission in New Delhi regularly discuss human rights issues, including freedom of religion, with their EU counterparts. I also discussed rights of minorities, including religious minorities, with my Indian interlocutors during my visit there in November. We will continue to monitor the situation closely.

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