Early day motion 1499

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TARGETED MURDER OF AFGHAN SIKHS

That this House notes with sadness the targeted murder of at least 19 people, mostly Sikhs, on 1 July 2018 in the Afghan city of Jalalabad; acknowledges that the suicide bombing murdered the majority of Afghanistan's Sikh community leaders, including Mr Avtar Singh Khalsa the only Sikh candidate for Parliament; recognises that the Sikh community in Afghanistan, along with other religious minorities, are under sustained assault by a government uninterested in them and a significant minority of the population who want to see them gone; notes that many members of the Afghan Sikh community have come to the UK to seek safety and have joined the large UK Sikh population centred on West London; asks the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to meet representatives of the Sikh community in the UK to update them on the work the Government is doing; and calls for the Government to work with the international community to offer support and security to the persecuted minorities of Afghanistan.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Blackman, Bob Conservative Party Harrow East 12.07.2018
Blackman, Kirsty Scottish National Party Aberdeen North 23.07.2018
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 04.09.2018
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 10.09.2018
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 12.07.2018
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 12.07.2018
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 17.07.2018
Davies, David TC Conservative Party Monmouth 12.07.2018
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 19.07.2018
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 16.07.2018
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 19.07.2018
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 12.07.2018
Hepburn, Stephen Labour Party Jarrow 04.09.2018
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 16.07.2018
Hill, Mike Labour Party Hartlepool 18.07.2018
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 12.07.2018
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 16.07.2018
Lefroy, Jeremy Conservative Party Stafford 16.07.2018
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 16.07.2018
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 06.09.2018
Main, Anne Conservative Party St Albans 19.07.2018
Martin, Sandy Labour Party Ipswich 11.07.2018
O'Mara, Jared Labour Party Sheffield Hallam 12.07.2018
Penning, Mike Conservative Party Hemel Hempstead 19.07.2018
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 16.07.2018
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 10.07.2018
Spellar, John Labour Party Warley 16.07.2018
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 10.07.2018
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 16.07.2018
Turley, Anna Labour Party Redcar 12.07.2018
Walker, Thelma Labour Party Colne Valley 17.07.2018
West, Catherine Labour Party Hornsey and Wood Green 12.07.2018
Western, Matt Labour Party Warwick and Leamington 12.07.2018
Williamson, Chris Labour Party Derby North 04.09.2018