India: Christianity:Written question - 237732

Q
Asked by Paul Girvan
(South Antrim)
Asked on: 27 March 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
India: Christianity
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in India on the persecution of Christians in that country.
A
Answered by: Mark Field
Answered on: 02 April 2019

The British High Commission in New Delhi, our network of Deputy High Commissions, and Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials in London maintain a continuous assessment of the situation across India, including Christian persecution. Our officials regularly meet with Christian minority representatives. Most recently, the British High Commission highlighted the importance of Christian persecution to the British Government with India's Ministry of External Affairs on 25 March 2019. We also run a number of projects with religious minorities to raise awareness of their rights and promote interfaith tolerance in India.

We will continue to engage the Indian government and the wider international community on this matter.

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