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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Pakistan: Ahmadiyya more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to the assassination of the Ahmadi Muslims in Pakistan, and in particular, the recent assasination of Latif Aalam Butt. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL2217 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
answer text <p>We remain concerned about the violence faced by the Ahmadiyya and other communities in Pakistan and continue to urge the Government of Pakistan to protect and guarantee the fundamental rights of all its citizens as laid down in the Constitution and in accordance with international standards. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office closely monitors the situation in Pakistan as documented in the annual Human Rights report and quarterly updates. The Prime Minister, my right hon. Friend the Member for Witney (Mr Cameron) and the former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), raised human rights concerns with Prime Minister Sharif during his visit in May 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T15:37:50.2719664Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
147368
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iran more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the refusal by the government of Iran to admit Members of Parliament wishing to visit Iran for inter-parliamentary discussions on human rights. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL2772 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
answer text The Iranian government has not raised this issue with us. However, previous bilateral discussions over the last year have indicated that Iran views an expansion of UK/Iranian parliamentary dialogue as contingent on further progress in the broader UK/Iran bilateral relationship. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T17:05:06.607Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T17:05:06.607Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
147369
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iran more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran regarding Rasoul Abdollahi, imprisoned in Iran because of his religious beliefs. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL2773 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
answer text We remain deeply concerned by the detention and ill treatment of all prisoners of conscience in Iran, and the ongoing discrimination against Christians and other minority religious groups. We have not raised this individual case with the Iranian government. However, we have called for the Iranian government to end the persecution of individuals on the basis of their faith, most recently at Iran’s Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights at the UN on 31 October. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T16:30:40.003Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:30:40.003Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
147370
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iran more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran regarding Mojtaba Seyyed Alaedin Hossein, imprisoned in Iran because of his religious beliefs. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL2774 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
answer text <p>We remain deeply concerned by the detention and ill treatment of all prisoners of conscience in Iran, and the ongoing discrimination against Christians and other minority religious groups. We have not raised this individual case with the Iranian Government. However, we have called for the Iranian government to end the persecution of individuals on the basis of their faith, most recently at Iran’s Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights at the UN on 31 October.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T17:06:13.577Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T17:06:13.577Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
147371
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Iraq more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the number, and current location, of Yezidis displaced by IS. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL2775 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
answer text <p>The impact the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) atrocities have had on the Yezidi community and other civilians is devastating. The British Government strongly condemns the persecution of communities on the basis of their religion, belief or ethnicity. <br><br>The UN estimates that 1.9 million people in Iraq have been displaced by the humanitarian emergency in total. All UK funded aid is distributed on the basis of need to ensure civilians are not discriminated against on the grounds of race, religion or ethnicity. We have therefore not carried out an assessment of the total number of Yezidis that have been displaced by ISIL and their current location, but will continue to work with the UN and the international community to ensure peoples’ basic needs are met.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-11-17T16:35:10.85Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T16:35:10.85Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
170940
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading India more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the reports of an attack on 13 December by Hindu radicals on a Christian pastor and his church members singing Christmas carols in Hyderabad. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL3847 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
answer text <p>India’s Constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion. The Indian government has a range of policies and programmes to support religious minorities. However, incidents of discrimination against minority communities in India do still occur. We are aware of the recent attack on a pastor in Hyderabad. The Chief Minister of Telangana Sri K Chandrashekar Rao made clear publicly that such attacks would not be tolerated.</p><p>The British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan met India’s new Minister of Minority Affairs, Dr Najma Heptulla, on 16 June to discuss a range of minority issues. Our High Commission in New Delhi discusses minority issues, including religious tolerance of Christians, with the Indian National Commission for Minorities and with other relevant State level authorities. Minority rights were also discussed at the EU-India human rights dialogue on 27 November 2013. We will continue to maintain a dialogue with the new Indian government about minority rights issues.</p>
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-12-31T11:19:38.52Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:19:38.52Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
170941
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading India more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to, or discussions they have had with, the government of India regarding freedom of religion or belief in that country since the election of Prime Minister Modi. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL3848 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2014-12-31more like thismore than 2014-12-31
answer text <p>The British High Commissioner Sir James Bevan met India’s new Minister of Minority Affairs, Dr Najma Heptulla, on 16 June to discuss a range of minority issues. Our High Commission in New Delhi discusses minority issues, including religious tolerance of Christians, with the Indian National Commission for Minorities and with other relevant State level authorities. Minority rights were also discussed at the EU-India human rights dialogue on 27 November 2013. We will continue to maintain a dialogue with the new Indian government about minority rights issues. <br><br>We also support religious and other minorities in India through the Department for International Development’s programme in India which helps to promote equal treatment and access to services for the most disadvantaged communities.</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2014-12-31T11:27:37.623Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-31T11:27:37.623Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
178371
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading India more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of the refusal of a visa by the government of India to Archbishop Roche. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL4759 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-13more like thismore than 2015-02-13
answer text We are aware that Archbishop Roche was refused a visa to travel to India. Decisions on issuing visas are a matter for the Indian government. The British Government is unable to intervene in another country’s visa procedure. more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-02-13T15:29:28.587Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-13T15:29:28.587Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
178372
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-06more like thismore than 2015-02-06
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading India more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their assessment of whether coercion is being exercised on Indian citizens to reconvert to Hinduism. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL4760 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-02-20more like thismore than 2015-02-20
answer text <p>We are aware that incidents of discrimination against minority communities in India do still occur. India’s Constitution guarantees freedom of conscience and the right to freely profess, practice and propagate religion. The Indian government has a range of policies and programmes to support religious minorities.</p><p>We discuss minority issues with the Indian authorities and support minority groups through the Department for International Development’s programme in India which helps to promote equal treatment and access to services for the most disadvantaged communities.</p><p>I refer the noble Baroness to my previous answers of 31 December 2014 (HL3847 and HL3848).</p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-02-20T13:47:29.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-20T13:47:29.237Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter
224226
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2015-02-27more like thismore than 2015-02-27
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept id 16 more like this
answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
hansard heading Gambia: Ahmadiyya more like this
house id 2 more like this
legislature
25277
pref label House of Lords more like this
question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the situation of Ahmadi Muslims in The Gambia, particularly in the light of the statement made by the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council claiming them to be non-Muslims. more like this
tabling member printed
Baroness Berridge more like this
uin HL5279 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2015-03-06more like thismore than 2015-03-06
answer text <p>The British Government is concerned about the statement issued by the Gambian Supreme Islamic Council in January claiming that the Ahmadiyya community are not Muslims. The UK position on human rights is clear: they are universal and must apply equally to all people. This includes freedom of religion, and divergent views or interpretations should be allowed to co-exist. Our Embassy will be speaking to the Government of The Gambia about these statements and will continue to monitor developments closely.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member printed Baroness Anelay of St Johns remove filter
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less than 2015-03-06T12:17:03.61Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-06T12:17:03.61Z
answering member
3474
label Biography information for Baroness Anelay of St Johns more like this
tabling member
4218
label Biography information for Baroness Berridge remove filter