December 20, 2011 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
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:-
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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. 
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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