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Farmers' protests in India

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1584: tabled on 03 March 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its profound concern at the growing number of arrests of Indian farmers protesting controversial privatisation legislation in India; further notes that militarised police violence has repeatedly been used against these peaceful protestors; echoes the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights’ call on “the authorities and the protestors for maximum restraint” in the ongoing Indian farmers’ protests; draws attention to the petition ‘Urge the Indian Government to ensure safety of protestors & press freedom’ led by Liberal Democrat Councillor Gurch Singh which has now received more than 115,000 signatures; urges Her Majesty’s Government to fulfil the petition’s calls by making an official statement setting out the need to ensure the safety of protestors and press freedom in the Indian farmers’ protests; calls upon Her Majesty’s Government to work together with Indian authorities to ensure the safety of Indian farmers.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.