Skip to main content


EDM (Early Day Motion) 656: tabled on 04 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 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 forthcoming visit by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, following the lifting of his ban to enter the UK; further notes that Prime Minister Modi was Governor of the state of Gujarat in 2002 when sectarian violence led to the murder of three British tourists, Sakil Dawood, Saeed Dawood and Mohammed Aswat, and the attempted murder of Imran Dawood; is deeply concerned that those responsible for those murders have not been brought to justice and that attempts to investigate the murders and bring the killers to justice have been hindered and frustrated; calls on the Government to take the opportunity presented by Prime Minister Modi's visit to the UK to secure answers and assistance on behalf of the families of the British men who were murdered; and further calls on Ministers and Officials of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to do all they can to ensure that justice is done, the killers are brought to account and the remains of Saeed Dawood are finally repatriated and returned to his family in the UK so they can attempt to achieve some peace and closure on this tragic episode.