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UK Parliament: Written reply dated December 19 on question regarding Prof. DPS Bhullar

December 20, 2011 | By

Following is verbattem reproduction of text from: “Parliament home page > Parliamentary business > Publications and Records > Hansard > Commons Debates > Daily Hansard – Written Answers” section of UK Parliament Website:-

19 Dec 2011 : Column 968W

Darinderpal Singh Bhullar

Jonathan Ashworth: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Indian authorities on the case of Professor Darinderpal Singh Bhullar. [87203]

Mr Jeremy Browne: The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the right hon. Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Mr Hague), has not raised Mr Bhullar’s case with the Indian authorities. However I have written to the Indian high commissioner, most recently on 7 November, reiterating the UK Government’s strong opposition to the death penalty and urging the Indian authorities not to break their seven-year de facto moratorium on the death penalty. I have also raised our concerns with then Indian Foreign Secretary Rao on 28 June, and with Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur on 5 July. We continue to urge the Government of India to establish a formal moratorium as a first step towards the abolition of the death penalty in India.

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