Jammu and Kashmir: Human Rights - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:08 pm on 2nd November 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Tonge Baroness Tonge Independent Liberal Democrat 1:08 pm, 2nd November 2020

My Lords, will the Minister explain why we immediately supported sanctions against Russia when it annexed the Crimea, even though 97% of the people of Crimea regarded themselves as Russian and had supported Russia in its annexation, yet no action has been taken since India’s revocation of Jammu and Kashmir’s special status? It has imposed total lockdown on the majority Muslim population and thousands, as we have heard, have been taken prisoner and many tortured. Can the Minister please explain why we behaved differently?