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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement by the Chief Minister of Haryana that he intends to introduce a freedom of religion law to ensure that anyone involved in "unlawful conversions" will be brought to justice, what plans they have to make urgent representations to the government of (1) India, and (2) Haryana, about the impact such a law would have on (a) the reality of freedom of religion or belief for Indian citizens, and (b) international confidence in the government of India’s willingness to uphold Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  HL7012

Question HL7012: tabled on 20 July 2020 and due for answer by 3 August 2020

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the announcement by the Chief Minister of Haryana that he intends to introduce a freedom of religion law to ensure that anyone involved in "unlawful conversions" will be brought to justice, what plans they have to make urgent representations to the government of (1) India, and (2) Haryana, about the impact such a law would have on (a) the reality of freedom of religion or belief for Indian citizens, and (b) international confidence in the government of India’s willingness to uphold Article 18 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
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