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Rise of anti-Indian racism

EDM (Early Day Motion) 231: tabled on 22 June 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 45 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the contributions of Indians to British society; condemns the racism they face on a daily basis; calls on key institutions to urgently address this type of prejudice; recognises the 1.3 million Indians who fought for Britain during WWI and have contributed greatly to all levels of society over the past century; pays tribute to the thousands of British Indians who work in the NHS and have served the nation tirelessly throughout the covid-19 outbreak; acknowledges research by The 1928 Institute which revealed that 80 per cent of British Indians have faced prejudice because of their Indian identity, with Hinduphobia the most prevalent; abhors the use of dog whistle language including the widespread use of phrases, such as Indian variant, which proliferates anti-Indian racism on social media and in wider society; and calls on the Government to take steps to urgently address this worrying rise.

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.

Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2021
Ceredigion
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 23 June 2021
Harrow East
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Birkenhead
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2021
Strangford
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 23 June 2021
East Lothian
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2021
Glasgow South West
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2021
Wansbeck
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2021
Streatham
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 24 June 2021
Leicester East
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2021
Jarrow
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2021
Gateshead
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 June 2021
Arfon
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2021
Walsall South
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 28 June 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 June 2021
Bath
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2021
Easington
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Leeds East
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Liverpool, West Derby
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
Hemsworth
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2021
City of Durham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2021
Dundee West
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2021
Cynon Valley
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2021
Salford and Eccles
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 July 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Norwich South
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Brent Central
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2021
Edinburgh East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2021
Rochdale
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2021
Denton and Reddish
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2021
Ealing Central and Acton
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 21 July 2021
Islington North
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2021
Bedford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.