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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-06-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Operation Blue Star more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 7 April 2014 (HL WA244), and the oral answer by the Earl of Courtown on 16 June (HL Deb, col 1077), why they consider the mass killing of Sikhs in India to be a matter for the government of India alone, and not an issue for the international community. more like this
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Lord Singh of Wimbledon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL623 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-02more like thismore than 2015-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The events of June 1984 at Sri Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar led to a tragic loss of life and remain a source of deep pain to Sikhs everywhere around the world. We recognise the deep scars that this event left and the incredibly strong feelings that exist to this day. Relations between the Sikhs in India and the Indian government is an internal matter between those two parties.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2015-07-02T14:12:47.157Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-02T14:12:47.157Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Singh of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Warsi on 7 April (WA 244), by what criteria they decided to promote a United Nations inquiry into events in Sri Lanka; whether they have considered the situation of the Sikh community in India against those criteria; if not, why not; and if so, with what conclusions. more like this
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Lord Singh of Wimbledon remove filter
unstar this property uin HL6702 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-25more like thismore than 2014-04-25
star this property answer text <p>We have serious human rights concerns on Sri Lanka, and concerns over lack of progress on accountability and reconciliation. In a joint statement with the UN Secretary-General in 2009, the Sri Lankan government committed to addressing accountability issues. In 2011, the UN Panel of Experts recommended that the Sri Lankan government should immediately hold ‘an effective domestic accountability process' into alleged violations and abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law by both sides of Sri Lanka's military conflict. The Panel of Experts also recommended that the UN Secretary-General should establish an ‘independent international mechanism' to investigate these allegations.</p><p>In both 2012 and 2013, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) subsequently called upon the Sri Lankan government to hold a credible domestic accountability process into the allegations. In the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay's report to the UNHRC on Sri Lanka in March 2014, the High Commissioner assessed that domestic accountability processes were ‘limited and piecemeal', and that none ‘had the independence or credibility required'. As a result of this, the British Government supported the High Commissioner's call for an international investigation. On 27 March, the UNHRC passed a resolution which establishes an international investigation, in addition to calling on the Sri Lankan government to make progress on human rights and accountability.</p><p>On the situation of the Sikh community in India, I refer the noble Lord to my answer of 7 April 2014, Official Report Column WA 244.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-25T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Singh of Wimbledon more like this