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EDM (Early Day Motion) 212A1: tabled on 08 December 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Mr Andrew Dismore on 29 November 2004. This is amendment number 1.

View details of the original motion

Suggested amendment

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.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.