House of Commons
TERRORISM AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Tabled 08 December 2004
This is an amendment to an existing motion
Motion originally tabled by Mr Andrew Dismore on 29 November 2004
This is amendment number 1
"at end add 'and congratulates His Divine Holiness Pramukh Swami Maharaj on a lifetime of devotion to spiritualism and humanity.'"
Original Motion Text
That this House notes with deep regret the testimony given to the Home Affairs Select Committee investigation into terrorism and community relations by Mr Jagdeesh Singh in which he suggested that the Swaminarayan Temple in Neasden allowed itself to be used as a base for violent and terrorist activities; considers this allegation to be totally without foundation and abhorrent to a community which has itself suffered a terrorist attack on its mother temple in Gandhinagar, India where many monks and two British citizens were shot and killed; and further considers that this allegation has caused profound offence to the wider Hindu community in the UK and is damaging to good community relations and urges the Select committee to invite representatives of the Swaminarayan community to give testimony before the Committee that will establish a more accurate picture of the work for positive community relations that the Swaminarayan Temple is engaged in.