Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 11th June 2014.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, Bedford

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

(1) if he will make representations to the new Indian Government to reopen investigations on the events in 1984 at the Golden Temple in Amritsar; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he will support an international inquiry into the events at the Golden Temple in Amritsar in 1984.

Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire The Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

This is a matter between the Sikh community and Government of India. The purpose of the Cabinet Secretary's recent investigation and report on the Indian operation at Sri Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar in 1984 was to establish the extent of UK Government involvement in the Indian Government's plans for military operations, not the operation itself, or the actions of the Indian Government.

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