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registered interest false remove filter
date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
answering body
Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
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: Human Rights more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help tackle alleged human rights violations of Dalits and tribal people in India. more like this
tabling member constituency Bury North more like this
tabling member printed
James Frith more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction true more like this
date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
answer text <p>We engage with India on the full range of human rights matters, working with Union and State Governments and with non-governmental organisations to build capacity and share expertise to promote human rights for all. The British High Commission recently met the Vice Chairman of the National Commission for Minorities in July to discuss minority rights.</p><p><del class="ministerial">We also support local NGOs to deliver projects to promote minority rights. In 2015, we funded a project that trained 500 tribal men and women on women’s rights and access to justice. During 2016-2018, we provided legal training for 2,000 Dalit women to combat violence against them, and helped create a network of Dalit Women Human Rights Defenders in four states. This year, we have launched a network of legal experts to empower Dalit communities in Andhra Pradesh and a helpline for victims of persecution to seek support.</del></p><p>​</p> more like this
answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-09-05T14:46:50.783Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T14:46:50.783Z
question first ministerially corrected
less than 2019-09-09T09:35:11.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:35:11.993Z
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
previous answer version
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answering member constituency South Derbyshire more like this
answering member printed Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
answering member
4053
label Biography information for Mrs Heather Wheeler more like this
tabling member
4637
label Biography information for James Frith more like this