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Kashmir: Telecommunications

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Afzal Khan Afzal Khan Shadow Minister (Home Office) (Immigration)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 4 November 2019 to Question 7221, what steps the Government is taking in respect of the reported continued use of detentions and restrictions on communications in India-administered Kashmir.

Photo of Heather Wheeler Heather Wheeler The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

We remain concerned about the continued use of detentions and restrictions on communications. We are in regular contact with the Government of India and raise our concerns with them, most recently during Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon's meeting with Indian MEA Minister Muraleedharan on 19 December.

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