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RECENT ATTACKS AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN ORISSA INDIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 308: tabled on 16 December 2008

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 129 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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

Motion text

That this House is deeply disturbed by the systematic attacks perpetrated against the Christian community in Kandhamal and other districts of Orissa state in India following the deplorable assassination of Swami Lakhmananda Saraswati, which has been characterised by brutal murder, arson, destruction of Christian institutions and places of worship, looting of property and retributive rape and which has resulted in a significant number of deaths; notes the European Parliament resolution of 24 September 2008 which `expresses deep concern at the recent attacks on Christians in Orissa'; further reports that Christians in the area have been coerced into renouncing their faith; observes that anti-Christian violence has intensified in other states since the outbreak in Orissa; strongly condemns the violence; further notes that no effective prosecutorial action was brought after an outbreak of anti-Christian violence in Kandhamal district in December 2007; further notes that relatively few complaints have been registered by police in Orissa and that the capacity of the police force to investigate the violence is very limited; and calls for bilateral representations to be made to the Indian government to call for the restoration of peace and stability in Orissa and the bringing to justice of inciters and perpetrators of the violence, and to consider what assistance the UK may offer for relief and rehabilitation and addressing the root causes of the violence.

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.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Blaydon
Atkins, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 11 November 2009
Staffordshire Moorlands
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2009
West Bromwich West
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Lewes
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2009
City of York
Borrow, Mr David S.
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2009
South Ribble
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
South East Cornwall
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Taunton
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Birmingham, Northfield
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2009
West Chelmsford
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2009
Twickenham
Caborn, Mr Richard
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 April 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 31 March 2009
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Coventry South
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Philip
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Shipley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2009
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Heywood and Middleton
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
Lagan Valley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 17 December 2008
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2009
Sunderland North
Evennett, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2009
Bexleyheath and Crayford
Fallon, Mr Michael
Conservative
Signed on 2 November 2009
Sevenoaks
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2009
Hornsey and Wood Green
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Glasgow South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2009
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2009
Orpington
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Cambridge
Howells, Dr Kim
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Pontypridd
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Huhne, Chris
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2009
Eastleigh
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 June 2009
Cheadle
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Bolton South East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Key, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 21 April 2009
Salisbury
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2009
Richmond Park
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
North Norfolk
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lilley, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hitchin and Harpenden
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 January 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2009
Mid Worcestershire
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 9 July 2009
Penrith and The Border
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 6 July 2009
St Albans
Mason, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 January 2009
Glasgow East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 March 2009
South Down
Moffat, Anne
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2009
East Lothian
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Cardiff North
Moss, Mr Malcolm
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
North East Cambridgeshire
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Torfaen
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 October 2009
Winchester
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Broxtowe
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Prosser, Gwyn
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Dover
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Halifax
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Glasgow North West
Robinson, Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2009
Belfast East
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 November 2009
Rochdale
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Enfield North
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Torbay
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 January 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2009
Mid Sussex
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 17 December 2008
Castle Point
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Ms Dari
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 December 2008
North West Leicestershire
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Brent East
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2009
South Derbyshire
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2009
Islwyn
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2009
North Dorset
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2009
Northavon
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2009
Conwy
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2008
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 24 June 2009
East Antrim

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.