India: British Nationals Abroad

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 17th November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Ahmed Lord Ahmed Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Anelay of St Johns on 6 November (HL2947), why they have decided not to raise the issue of the three British citizens who were killed during the Gujarat Massacre in 2002 with Prime Minister Modi during his visit to the UK.

Photo of Baroness Anelay of St Johns Baroness Anelay of St Johns Minister of State

This case is ongoing in the Indian courts. The United Kingdom cannot interfere in another country’s legal system, as we would not expect them to interfere in ours. The British Government has registered its interest in this case, and our officials will continue to press the relevant Indian authorities for the family’s appeal to be heard swiftly and fairly.

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