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Sixth year of detention of Jagtar Singh Johal

EDM (Early Day Motion) 7: tabled on 07 November 2023

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Friday 4 November 2023 marked the sixth anniversary of the arbitrary detention in India of Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh activist and son of the Rock of Dumbarton held since being abducted from the street during his honeymoon by unidentified assailants who turned out to be undercover police agents; further notes that he alleges that while held incommunicado for 10 days by local police, he was tortured both physically and through electric shocks to his nipples and genitals, something which led him to signing a confession, a confession that has subsequently been used when filing charges against him; supports the ruling of the UN Working Group on arbitrary detention which in May 2022 gave its opinion that Jagtar’s detention was an arbitrary one; urges the Government to also support this opinion and do what it can to achieve Jagtar’s immediate release; further regrets the continuation of the Government’s negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement with the Republic of India as long as a UK citizen remains arbitrarily detained in an Indian prison; and states unequivocally that these negotiations should be paused until such time as the Indian Government addresses Jagtar’s arbitrary detention.

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.

Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Midlothian
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Central Ayrshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Livingston
Qaisar, Ms Anum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Airdrie and Shotts
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Gordon
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
East Dunbartonshire
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Glasgow North East
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Glenrothes
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Edinburgh North and Leith
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Aberdeen North
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 November 2023
Glasgow South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2023
Inverclyde
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2023
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 9 November 2023
Islington North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 November 2023
Brighton, Pavilion
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2023
Glasgow Central
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2023
Hayes and Harlington
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2023
Ochil and South Perthshire
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2023
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2023
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2023
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 10 November 2023
Arfon
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2023
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 November 2023
Perth and North Perthshire
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 13 November 2023
North Down
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 November 2023
Glasgow East
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2023
Cynon Valley
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 November 2023
Falkirk
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 November 2023
Edinburgh West
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 November 2023
Dunfermline and West Fife
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 16 November 2023
Bedford
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2023
Motherwell and Wishaw
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2023
Dundee West
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2023
Stirling
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 November 2023
Argyll and Bute
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2023
Edinburgh East
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2023
Angus
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 November 2023
Edinburgh South West
Byrne, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 November 2023
Liverpool, West Derby
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2023
St Albans
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 23 November 2023
Leeds East
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2023
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 29 November 2023
York Central
Davis, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 4 December 2023
Haltemprice and Howden
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 5 December 2023
Poplar and Limehouse
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 December 2023
East Renfrewshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.