Text of speech on human rights violations in India by Janet Rice, Australian Greens Senator, in the Australian Federal Parliament on 23 February 2021.
Australians are becoming aware of the growing elements of fascism thriving within BJP’s version of democracy.
With the advocacy efforts of JESC Secretary for European Affairs, Martin Maier, 21 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from the main political Groups sent a letter to the Prime Minister of India.
Several British MPs have called for human rights provisions to be included in any future trade deal with India, after debating in the House of Commons the persecution being experienced by minorities.
Australian politician and Greens party MP David Shoebridge recently tabled a motion in the New South Wales parliament’s Legislative Council, calling for greater attention to India’s Citizenship Amendment Act and the Modi government’s reaction to the protests against it.
Maria Arena, the Chair of the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights, on Monday expressed “great concern” over India’s deteriorating rule of law faced by “marginalised communities, religious minorities, particularly Muslims, a vocal and vibrant civil society and critics of government policies” for a long time.
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Congratulations on your appointment as the new Consul General of India, New York. We are very pleased to welcome you to the great city of New York and in a very important role.