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HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN INDIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 257: tabled on 07 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 82 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 notes the enduring hunger strike of Bapu Surat Singh in Panjaab, India, which has now exceeded 170 days; further notes this protest against the Indian state and calls for the release of multiple political prisoners who are held by the Indian state; notes the continuing 20-year incarceration of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, whose conviction and imprisonment in 1995 has been widely criticised; notes the lack of medical care offered to Dr Gokarakonda Naga Saibaba whilst in detention and the ban on Indian Greenpeace activist Priya Pillai from coming to the UK to address British MPs; notes the ongoing 14-year hunger strike of Irom Sharmila in Manipur protesting against Indian army human rights abuses; notes the Indian government's ban on the BBC's documentary India's Daughter in March 2015 and its attempts to block the broadcasting of the same in the UK; notes the current Amnesty International special report on human rights atrocities in Kashmir entitled India: accountability still missing for human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir and its annual report on India for 2014-15; believes that given the UK's so-called special relationship with India as declared by the Prime Minister, these concerns should be raised with the Indian government; and urges the Government to investigate the reports and raise concerns with the Indian government.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Blaydon
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2015
Aberdeen North
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Leeds East
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2015
Orkney and Shetland
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edinburgh South West
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Islington North
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Inverclyde
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2015
Dagenham and Rainham
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2016
Leyton and Wanstead
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Debbonaire, Thangam
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Bristol West
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 December 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 December 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Field, Frank
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2016
Birkenhead
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Foxcroft, Vicky
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Glasgow North
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Luton North
Hussain, Imran
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2015
Bradford East
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2016
Manchester, Gorton
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
East Lothian
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 October 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
York Central
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2015
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2015
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 December 2015
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 February 2016
Glasgow North West
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Easington
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 December 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 September 2015
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Argyll and Bute
Onn, Melanie
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Great Grimsby
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2015
Edmonton
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2015
Stirling
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Erith and Thamesmead
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 December 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2015
Edinburgh East
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2015
Stoke-on-Trent North
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2016
Warley
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2016
Edinburgh West
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2016
East Ham
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Banff and Buchan
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Perth and North Perthshire

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.